Precision Turbines, Inc.
Thur, Mar 14 , 2012                                                  Volume 5, Issue 6


SAMPLE OF PRECISION TURBINES AVAILABLE ENGINE INVENTORY 


ENGINE             TSN          CSN        TSO       REMAINING       STATUS                  

JT15D-1A         7388         7992       575         2925              SALE

JT15D-1A         5563         5578      2201        1299              SALE
 
JT15D-1A         6859         5783       ZERO       3500             SALE

JT15D-1A         6136         5241       2646        854              SALE

JT15D-1A         6036         5174       2583        917              SALE


PT6A-28          6294.9       7778       4455.9     5020            SALE

PT6A-28          6288.2      7721        2779.2     2825            SALE

FJ44-2A           507HRS     386 CYC   N/A         N/A             SALE


Call 561-447-0032 for details on our inventory of serviceable PT6A engines   


*Precision Turbines is an ASR (Authorized Sales Representative) for Sierra Industries and specializes in Citation and King Air Engine retrofits. 
 

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AIRBUS, EUROPEAN AVIATION LEADERS URGE EU TO FIND ET SOLUTION ENDERS

In joint letters, Airbus, Air Berlin, Air France, British Airways, Iberia, Lufthansa, MTU Aero Engines, Safran and Virgin Atlantic have called upon Prime Ministers David Cameron (UK), Francois Fillon (F), Angela Merkel (GE) and Mariano Rajoy (Sp) to take action and..Read More  

 

 

 

ATSB RELEASES FINAL REPORT ON TWO A380 OIL PIPE MALFUNCTIONS

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its final report incidents which occurred on two separate Qantas A380s involving oil leaks in the airplane's Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines..Read More 

   

 

 

CONTINENTAL TO APPEAL MANSLAUGHTER VERDICT

Continental Airlines, which is now part of United Continental Holdings, says it will ask a French appeals court to overturn the manslaughter verdict finding the airline liable for the deaths of 113 people aboard the Concorde 12 years ago..Read More  

  

   

 

NETJETS SUED FOR BACK TAXES 

NetJets, a fractional jet company owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway corporation, is reportedly being sued by the IRS for $366 million in back taxes.

Bloomberg News reports that the dustup began when NetJets petitioned the IRS for refunds it says were incorrectly collected as ticket taxes not owed by private individuals which maintain their own aircraft..Read More

   

 

  

GA SUPPORTERS IN SENATE JOIN FIGHT AGAINST USER FEES    

Another letter is headed to the White House to tell the president that the administration's proposed $100-per-flight user fee faces a cold welcome on Capitol Hill. Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Mike Johanns, R-Neb., co-chairs of the Senate General Aviation Caucus, spearheaded a letter to President Barack Obama March 9, publicly stating their strong..Read More  

 

 

 

NEGOTIATIONS ARE UNDER WAY  

Capt. Jay Pierce, chairman of the pilot leadership council at the union representing Continental pilots, says negotiations are proceeding smoothly on a single agreement for United and Continental pilots. "Negotiations are going very well..Read More  

 

 

  

SOUTHWEST WON'T BE PROFITABLE IN Q1 DUE TO FUEL COSTS

DALLAS  

Southwest Airlines Co. doesn't expect to earn a profit in the first quarter because of higher fuel costs.Chief Financial Officer Laura Wright said Tuesday that jet fuel prices have been higher than the airline expected - about $3.50 per gallon instead of the $3.35 it had been forecasting..Read More  

  

 

 

COMMERCIAL-AIRCRAFT FLEET IS DOWN IN 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that the U.S. commercial-aircraft fleet shrank to 7,185 by the end of 2011. "The decrease [in 2011] was driven by a 61-unit decrease by the remaining network carriers as they continued to prune their..Read More 

 

 

  

FUEL COSTS DAMPEN AIRLINE PROFITS IN Q3 OF 2011

Soaring fuel costs continued to dampen airline profits in the third quarter of 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Profit margins slid to 6.8% at the largest U.S. carriers during the quarter as fuel costs soared to 31% of operating costs..Read More  

   

 

  

FLORIDA LEGISLATURE CONCLUDES AVIATION-FRIENDLY SESSION

The Florida Aviation Trades Association (FATA) is pleased to announce the passage of legislation that benefits aviation businesses in Florida and also the aircraft owner. The changes in language to the current state statute clearly defines the exemption of FBOs from the state intangible tax..Read More  

 

   

 

ICE OBSCURATION RESULTS IN LEAR LANDING ACCIDENT RESULTS IN WINGTIP STRIKE AND OFF-RUNWAY EXCURSION

We aviators have the benefits of amazing technologies... but as good as these technologies are, we still need to see what's happening in the real world, when we get close up to what the real word is made of..Read More

 

 

 

FAA FORECASTS GA FLEET TO HIT 253 ,2015 AIRCRAFT BY 2032

The Federal Aviation Administration is forecasting a slump in sales of piston aircraft over the next decade. However, the agency predicts sales of turbine business aircraft will increase 2.9% annually for 20 years..Read More

   

    

 

HAWKER BEECHCRAFT COULD FILE FOR CHAPTER 11

 Hawker Beechcraft could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year, analysts say. "Unless things turn around, this company could go bankrupt soon," said Scott Chan, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity. "Time is running out." In February, the aircraft manufacturer brought in "turnaround expert..Read More 

   

 

  

FLIGHT ATTENDANT DELAYS AMERICAN FLIGHT
An American Airlines flight to Chicago was delayed Friday morning at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after a flight attendant got on the public-address system and burst into a rant about 9/11..Read More 

 

 

 

SOUTHWEST MAY BE IN FOR BUMPY RIDE  

Former American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey said Southwest Airlines could be facing some turbulence. "Network carriers ... are going to be formidable to compete with, which is going to create enormous challenges for Southwest going forward..Read More 

 



 

AMERICAN AIRLINES, UNIONS COULD BE HEADED TO ARBITRATION

Unions representing employees of American Airlines, whose parent company, AMR Corp., filed for bankruptcy last year, have asked U.S. mediators to step in for binding arbitration. While waiting to hear back from the U.S. National Mediation Board, AMR spokesman Bruce Hicks said in a statement..Read More

 

 


 

EMIRATES ANNOUNCES AGGRESSIVE HIRING PLAN FOR U.S. SURGE 

Emirates Airline has announced an aggressive hiring plan that will add about 450 pilots and 4,000 flight crew. The hiring is necessitated by Emirates' efforts to grow its presence in the U.S. "It's a natural progression. It's the last piece of the global expansion..Read More

    

 

  

FAA WILL DELETE PAPER VERSION OF MEDICAL-CERTIFICATION FORM

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced plans to end the paper version of its application form for pilots to gain medical certification. As of Oct. 1, all applications will be accepted online through the "FAA MedXpress" form. The FAA said the virtual form is..Read More

    

 

  

AMR ASKS FOR 6 MORE MONTHS TO FILE REORGANIZATION PLAN  

the parent company of American Airlines, asked a bankruptcy court for an additional six months to file a reorganization plan. "It is customary for a large and complex case such as American to ask for an extension," the airline said in a statement..Read More  

 

 

 

UNITED CONTINENTAL EXPECTS TO RECEIVE 6 DREAMLINERS THIS YEAR  

United Continental Holdings announced that it plans to accept delivery of six 787 Dreamliners from Boeing this year. The carrier launched a $892 million bond issue to pay for four 787-8s and other aircraft..Read More  

 



FIVE REASONS PILOTS 'NEED' THE NEW IPAD
By Robert Goyer
- What does the launch of the "iPad 3" mean to pilots? Well, Apple Computer's announcement of its New iPad, which everybody, much to Apple's consternation, is still calling the iPad 3, seemed to hold no breakthrough technologies..Read More 

 

 

 

AMR OFFERS TO FREEZE PENSIONS AMR CORP

the parent company of American Airlines, has offered to freeze pensions instead of terminating them as part of negotiations with labor unions as it reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. "We believe this solution would remove a major obstacle to reaching consensual..Read More  

  

 

 

PILOT AIMS TO RE-CREATE HISTORIC FLIGHT ACROSS ENGLISH CHANNEL

Barbara Ganson, an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University, plans to re-create Harriet Quimby's 1912 historic flight across the English Channel. "I'm extremely excited. It's a dream come true," she said..Read More  

 

 

 

ANGEL FLIGHT PILOT WANTS TO SHARE "GOOD FORTUNE"

Angel Flight Northeast has provided free medical flights to Boston for a young child with severe burns. "I consider myself a very lucky guy. I feel it's my moral obligation to share my good fortune with other people,"..Read More  

 

 

 

AMR WARNS NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT FOR NEW LABOR CONTRACTS  

the parent company of American Airlines, may seek court intervention in crafting labor contracts with its unions. "Every day that passes without new agreements introduces more risk to our situation,"..Read More

 

 

 

WTO'S APPELLATE BODY ISSUES LATEST RULING ON BOEING SUBSIDIES 
The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body issued a ruling today that Airbus characterized as a "sweeping loss" for Boeing in the long-running dispute between the U.S. and EU over illegal government subsidies to their..Read More 


 


GLOBAL ACCIDENT RATE REACHES NEW LOW
Statistics published last week by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show that Western jets registered their lowest accident rates in history in 2011, besting their previous record set just one year earlier..Read More 

 



BOEING BREAKS GROUND FIGURATIVELY IN CHINA, LITERALLY IN EVERETT AS 787 RATE HITS 3.5

A busy news cycle for Boeing climaxed last Tuesday with the company's first so-called collaborative agreement with China's Comac, under which the would-be rivals agreed to create an aviation energy conservation emissions reduction technology center in Beijing..Read More 

 

 


CESSNA CITATION M2 MAKES MAIDEN FLIGHT

The Cessna Citation M2, a CJ1+ derivative launched in late September at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, achieved its maiden flight today from the aircraft manufacturer's headquarters at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport..Read More 

 

 


RUSSIA ORDERS ANOTHER 92 SU-34 STRIKE FIGHTERS 

A follow-on order for 92 aircraft has boosted production of the Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighter. Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov and Sukhoi general director Igor Azar signed the contract on March 1. The Russian MoD..Read More



BARON COULD PROVIDE ' LIGHT ISR' OPTION, SAYS HAWKER BEECHCRAFT
Hawker Beechcraft is evaluating whether the long-serving but still popular Baron 58 piston twin could be adapted for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Jay Gibson, vice president of special mission aircraft, told the Airborne ISR conference..Read More 

 

 


WESTERN AIRCRAFT GETS OK FOR WI-FI IN FLACON 2000EX WITH PRO.LINE 4 AVIONICS 

Western Aircraft recently received STC approval for an Aircell-based Wi-Fi system in Falcon 2000EXs with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics. The upgrade brings Wi-Fi to the twinjet using the Aircell CTR router, allowing passengers to access email and surf the Web in the cabin using laptops and mobile devices..Read More



AFTER A SLOW JANUARY, BIZAV FLYING PICKS UP AGAIN

Business aircraft flying activity in the U.S. returned to positive territory last month, with traffic rising 6.1 percent versus the year-ago period, according to TraqPak data released today by aviation services company Argus. As it has for much of the past year, Part 91 flying was solely responsible for the overall gain last month, with activity in this segment climbing a healthy 11.7 percent year over year..Read More



RUSSIAN FIRM BUYS EPIC AIRCRAFT    

Bend, Ore.-based Epic Aircraft, maker of the Epic LT turboprop single kitplane, was acquired on Tuesday by Engineering llc, a Russian maintenance, repair and overhaul firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed..Read More 

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