Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, May 9, 2012                                                  Volume 6, Issue 9


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



PT6A-28          6294.9       7778       4455.9     ZERO           SALE

PT6A-28          6288.2      7721        2779.2       820           SALE

FJ44-2A           507HRS     386 CYC   N/A         2993           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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HAWKER BEECHCRAFT RELEASES RESTRUCTURING PLAN

Hawker Beechcraft announced on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with a significant , restructuring plan that will strengthen the company for the future and eliminate approximately $2.5 billion in debt and approximately $125 million of annual cash interest expense..Read More   

 

 

 

AIR INDIA FORCED TO CANCEL FLIGHTS AS 100 PILOTS 'CALL IN SICK'
Air India has cancelled four international flights after about a 100 pilots called in "sick" late on Monday, in a move to mount pressure on the state-run carrier on their demands for exclusivity in flying Boeing's..Read More

 


 

WOULD A US AIRWAYS-AMERICAN MERGER BE GOOD FOR TRAVELERS?
If it happens, the expected union of US Airways and American Airlines could be one of the last big legacy airline mergers, if not the last one..Read More  

 

 

 

AMERICAN SEEKS MORE GLOBAL FLIGHTS, U.S. CODESHARES
American Airlines, which is being eyed by rival US Airways Group for possible takeover, plans to boost international flying and increase U.S. codeshares under a plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection..Read More 

 

 

 

BUSINESS AIRCRAFT WILL NEED SLOT ALLOCATIONS FOR LONDON OLYMPICS 

The UK Civil Aviation Authority predicts around 3,000 extra business aircraft will fly into airports near London for the Olympic Games this summer. Business-aircraft operators need to obtain a slot allocation from an airport before their flight plan will be approved..Read More 

 

 

 

CASH IS KING FOR PURCHASING BUSINESS JETS   

Buyers of business jets often forgo financing because they have cash in hand, experts say. "It's not because buyers can't get the financing; they have the cash and view business jet assets as a good investment over a period of time," said Aoife O'Sullivan, partner at law firm Gates and Partners..Read More 

 

 

   

HAWKER BEECHCRAFT PERFORMS FIRST TEST FLIGHT OF 400XPR   

Hawker Beechcraft flew its 400XPR test aircraft for the first time, the company announced Monday. Hawker spokeswoman Christi Tannahill said customers have shown "great demand" for the 400XPR upgrade..Read More 

    

 

 

DELTA AIR LINES SETS ITS SIGHTS HIGH   

Delta Air Lines' bold decision to buy an oil refinery shows that the leading airline in the U.S. is not afraid to take chances, writes columnist Ted Reed. "Delta is a great airline, perhaps the best of them, because it worked so hard to get there. Moving beyond that -- to goad labor, challenge Boeing and compete with Big Oil -- defines a company that wants to believe it has no limitations..Read More

 

    

 

AIRBUS IS DEVELOPING FIX FOR A380 WING CRACKS   

Airbus Executive Vice President Tom Williams says the aircraft-maker has found a long-term fix for the small cracks found in the Broughton-made wings of many A380 and that there were no safety worries with the cracks..Read More

 

 

 

PIPER AIRCRAFT EUROPEAN SALES STRONGER THAN ANTICIPATED

Piper Aircraft dealers in Europe have noted a sales trend toward new, more fuel-efficient business aircraft. "We are seeing more buyers opt for new, more fuel-efficient aircraft as they downsize from twin-engine aircraft," said Peter Winters, General Manager of Winters Aviation, with Piper sales..Read More  

 

 

 

F-22 PILOTS SPEAK OUT ON 60 MINUTES

In an interview aired Sunday by the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes, two of the pilots who have refused to fly the F-22 due to concerns about the oxygen system spoke out about those concerns. The pilots are risking their careers by refusing to fly the airplanes..Read More  

 

 

 

UNION WILL VOTE ON AMERICAN AIRLINES "LAST BEST OFFER"   

Members of the Transport Workers Union will vote this week on whether to accept a contract offer from American Airlines. The "last best offer" from American to its mechanics is the last one before a bankruptcy judge rules on..Read More 

 


 

BOEING WILL BOOST PRODUCTION AMID DEMAND FOR NEW AIRCRAFT 

The strong demand for newer, more fuel-efficient jets as a result of rising passenger traffic and high fuel prices has Boeing struggling to keep up with new orders, this feature says. The aircraft-maker expects to deliver 585 to 600 planes this year and plans to increase production on its 777, 787 Dreamliner and 737 model airplanes in the coming months..Read More

  

   

 

SWISS PILOTS FLY GRIPEN E/F TEST AIRCRAFT IN SWEDEN

A team of test pilots and flight test engineers from the Swiss Air Force and the Swiss federal defence procurement agency, Armasuisse, visited Saab in Linköping in Sweden to perform test flights with the Gripen E/F test aircraft.

In November of last year, the Federal Council selected Gripen E/F as the preferred candidate to replace the Swiss Air Force's fleet of Northrop F-5E/F Tiger..Read More  

     

 

 

3 UNIONS ASK AMR MANAGEMENT TO WEIGH MERGER NOW 

Three unions representing American Airlines employees took out an ad in the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The ad consisted of an open letter to management at AMR Corp., the parent company of American. "We truly believe that the merger plan put forth by US Airways represents a better path for our airline's future and..Read More

   

 

 

PILOTS PROTEST LACK OF CONTRACT AT UNITED CONTINENTAL 

About 150 airline pilots picketed in front of United Continental Holdings headquarters in Chicago on Thursday. The pilots protested the lack of a labor contract after several years of negotiations..Read More

 

 

 

NEW BIOFUELS COULD SUPPLY 30% OF WORLD'S TRANSPORT FUELS    

Researchers have determined that biofuels from nonedible plants grown on idle lands could supply up to 30% of the world's transportation fuels and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a report in F1000 Biology Reports..Read More

 

 

   

SOUTH FLORIDA IS A HOT SPOT FOR JOBS IN AVIATION 

Several aviation businesses in South Florida are expanding and adding jobs. Embraer, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft are among the major aviation companies that have expanded in the region..Read More

 

 

  

US AIRWAYS PROMOTES MERGER PROPOSAL TO ITS WORKFORCE   

US Airways Group sought support from unions representing its pilots and flight attendants in a bid to merge with American Airlines parent AMR. US Airways CEO Doug Parker met with union leaders, touting increased revenue from the merger as well as a pay raise for pilots. American Airlines' pilots union has already voiced support for the merger..Read More

 

 

 

GLOBAL AIR TRAFFIC CLIMBED 7.6% IN MARCH   

Data released by the International Air Transport Association show a 7.6% growth in air traffic around the world on a 9.6% rise in international air travel. However, the group points out that steep fuel prices are diminishing the growth's impact on airline profits..Read More 

 

 

 

DELTA PURCHASE OF OIL REFINERY WILL END MONOPOLY   

Delta Air Lines will end a monopoly on oil supply through its purchase of a refinery, analysts say. "Essentially the supply of incremental gasoline and jet fuel to the Atlantic coast is being monopolized," said Philip Verleger, president and owner of energy and commodity consulting firm PKVerleger..Read More 

 

 

 

HAWKER BEECHCRAFT REMAINS OPEN DURING REORGANIZATION

Hawker Beechcraft received federal bankruptcy court approval on Friday to continue operating during the reorganization process that follows the Wichita OEM's filing for protection under Chapter 11 the previous day..Read More 

 

 

 

AIRCRAFT CHARTER DEMAND AND PRICES RISE, SAYS AVINODE

Demand for charter flights during May appears to be slightly down from last month but is nonetheless above where it was a year ago, according to the latest forecast from online charter portal Avinode..Read More 

 

 

 

AMSTAT: PRE-OWNED BIZJET MARKET STILL MIXED

The first quarter "was a mixed bag of results" for the business aircraft pre-owned market, indicating that "recovery still remains elusive," according to business aviation information firm Amstat..Read More    

 

 

 

ALL IN PRODUCTIONS DASSAULT FALCONS OK'D FOR STEEP APPROACHES

Dassault has received FAA approval for steep approaches on all Falcon 900 EASy (900EX EASy/DX/LX) and Falcon 2000 EASy (2000EX EASy/DX/LX) models. Thus, the entire in-production Falcon fleet is now both EASA and FAA-certified for glideslopes of up to six degrees..Read More  

 

 

 

BOEING UNVEILS 'DIGITAL COFFEE-TABLE BOOK' FOR IPAD

Boeing launched its first iPad app, Milestones in Innovation, yesterday. The app brings nine decades of aviation innovation to the tablet through imagery and an interactive timeline..Read More 

 

 

TCAS HELPED PILOTS AVERT COLLISION NEAR HONOLULU  

The traffic and collision avoidance systems (TCAS) in the cockpits of a Japan Airlines Boeing 767 and a UPS MD-11 helped both crews avert a head-on collision 15 nautical miles west of Honolulu International Airport on January 14..Read More   

 

 

 

RUNWAY EXCURSIONS MORE COMMON, SAYS USAIG SAFETY DIRECTOR  

While high-speed runway departures that result in shattered aircraft make the headlines, runway excursions of all types are becoming increasingly more common, said Paul Ratté, aviation safety programs director at insurance provider USAIG..Read More   

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