Linda Blachly is Senior Associate Editor for Air Transport World and Aviation Week. She joined the company in July 2010 and is responsible for producing features for Air Transport World’s monthly magazine and engaging content for the aviationweek.com. She is based in the Washington DC office.
Linda received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Previous positions include Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Trips & Getaways magazine; Editor, The Bowie Blade-News, published by Capital-Gazette Communications; and Managing Editor, The Prince George’s Sentinel. She has also worked as an editor for book publishers, Maryland Historical Press and BOMI Institute.
Linda lives in Gambrills, MD and enjoys family time with her three adult children and six grandchildren.
This week’s top air transport stories include an NTSB report suggesting that the missing bolts had been removed on the Boeing factory floor and did not break off during the Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 Jan. 5 flight, causing the exit door plug to rip off, and the European Court of Justice annulled the state aid approval awarded to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to help it through the pandemic.