Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, June 20, 2012                                                  Volume 5, Issue 12


ENGINE             TSN          CSN        TSO       REMAINING       STATUS                  

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 Bankruptcy Plan Could Eliminate Business Jets

A document from Hawker Beechcraft's bankruptcy filing reveals three "strategic options" for the aircraft manufacturer. All three options eliminate the Premier jet program, two options eliminate the Hawker 4000 business jet and one option eliminates all business-jet production. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in May....
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Boeing Says First Delivery For 737 MAX Will Occur in 2017
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Airbus Factory In China Will Deliver 100th A320 in 2012

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The airline industry "needs to push for the development, research and eventual production of biofuels for airlines' use," believes Pierre Albano, Air France's vice president of environment, "which requires partnerships between public and private enterprises," this feature says. "We [also] need to convince policymakers to develop policies and a framework for biofuel use [by airlines]," he said......Read More


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US Airways CEO: Carrier Has Support For American Airlines Merger

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