Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012                                                  Volume 5, Issue 23

From all of us here at Precision Turbines, would like to send warm wishes as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, wishing you peace, love and laughter this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year. We would also like to thank all of our readers who continuously make this newsletter a profound success and appreciate all the positive feedback we receive. Being a Veteran owned business, we extend our thoughts and prayers to all active duty service members who are unable to be with their families this Thanksgiving and thank you for your service.


ENGINE             TSN          CSN        TSO       REMAINING       STATUS                  

PT6A-28          6294.9       7778       4455.9    ZERO               SALE

PT6A-28          6288.2      7721        2779.2     820                 SALE

JT15D-4/4B       3530.6     2136        71         3429                 SALE

PT6A-20B        3'231:03     9'589      2'610:03    990                SALE  

JT15D-4B         7782          8121     1428          2072             SALE OR LEASE

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. 


Precision Turbines Receives JT15D-4B STC
Boca Raton, Florida-based Precision Turbines has achieved its first supplemental type certificate for Citation II operators, which allows the company to replace Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4 engines with JT15D-4B engines without time limits...Read More


President of AMR Pilots Union Urges Acceptance of New Contract
Keith Wilson, Allied Pilots Association president, is urging pilots to accept the newly negotiated contract with American Airlines, likening a vote to reject the contract to "self-destruction." The comments, made in a message to union members, reflect a conflict that Wilson hopes will be resolved in part by the new contract. The ratification vote will close on Dec. 7....Read More

Judge Denies Expedited Sale Of Hawker 4000s
A bankruptcy judge declined to sign an order yesterday allowing Hawker Beechcraft to expedite the sale of approximately 13 new, three in-production and four used Hawker 4000 business jets. On November 16, the company had asked for court authorization of the sale "for the best price possible under the circumstances, on an 'as-is-where-is' basis, with no warranty or support commitments...Read More

Pilot Contract Would Allow United To Add Large Regional Jets
The tentative agreement between United Airlines and its pilots allows the airline to extend its large regional jet fleet by 70 aircraft, to 255, by 2016 if specific contractual conditions are met. The airline could also add small narrow-body jets to its fleet. The contract, which United's pilots will vote on beginning Dec. 1, stipulates a hard cap of 450 regional jets...Read More

Pilots, Pinnacle Airlines Close In On Labor Agreement

Pinnacle Airlines said late last week that, in accordance with Section 1113 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a ruling providing Pinnacle Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the legal representative of the Pinnacle Airlines pilot group, a clear path to a consensual agreement...Read More 

Rolls-Royce Expands Virginia Manufacturing Operations

Rolls-Royce is set to begin construction on a new advanced manufacturing facility at Rolls-Royce Crosspointe in Prince George County, Virginia. The Group is investing $136 million to develop an Advanced Airfoil Machining Facility (AAMF), which will create 140 new, highly skilled jobs. The new AAMF will be located alongside the company's Rotatives manufacturing facility on the 1,000-acre Crosspointe campus, located just south of the state...Read More 

Boeing Adapts Innovative Training Technologies To F/A-18E, F-15E

Two military aircraft produced by Boeing ... the F-15E Eagle and the F/A-18E Super Hornet ... now are equipped to train in an environment that puts them at odds against real aircraft and computer-generated enemy threats at the same time. Under a $6.3 million, three-year contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory....Read More 


Sao Paulo Overrunn Accident Caught On Video
The two pilots and single passenger of a Cessna Citation CJ3 escaped with their lives when their aircraft ran off the end of the 4,700-foot-long Runway 35 Right at Sao Paulo's Congonhas Airport (SBSP) in Brazil on November 11....Read More
Security Camera Recorded Plane Crash In Brazil CAUGHT ON VIDEO
Security Camera Recorded Plane Crash In Brazil CAUGHT ON VIDEO


Virgin America's Q3 Losses Hit $12.6M; Carrier Signs Deal With Air China
Virgin America posted a third-quarter net loss of $12.6 million, up from $3.3 million during the same period a year ago. Meanwhile, the carrier signed an agreement with Air China for seamless travel across.....Read More


Boeing's Dividend Could See Biggest Rise In Years
Boeing's quarterly dividend may increase as much as 9.1% next month, according to data analysis performed by Bloomberg. The predicted jump would be the highest the company has shown since 2007 if it occurs...Read More

Boeing Sees No Market For Very Large Aircraft In Latin America
Boeing's 20-year Latin America forecast predicts no market for very large aircraft, such as the 747-8 or the Airbus A380, the company's VP-marketing said at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum.Boeing estimates that Latin America's aviation market will grow 6.6% per year by 2031. Airlines in the region will need 2,510 aircraft in this period, Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP-Marketing Randy Tinseth said in Panama City, Panama....Read More


Pratt & Whitney Expands Operations In Florida
United Technologies Corp. (UTC) subsidiary Pratt & Whitney is expanding its manufacturing capabilities, with a $63-million investment at its West Palm Beach facility.The expansion will construct a new building to support its commercial and military jet engine production at the facility, which is shared with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., also a UTC company...Read More


Delta Is In It's Third Consecutive Year of Profitability
Delta Air Lines has found an effective cost-cutting strategy in the purchase of 49 used McDonnell Douglas MD-90s, which they have revamped with new interiors and paint, this feature says. These jets safely fly as new planes do, but shave about 10% off the cost of operating per seat over a new Boeing 737...Read More

JetBlue Reports Higher Traffic, But Revenues Slip After Sandy
JetBlue Airways is reporting a 1% increase in passenger traffic for October when compared to the same month last year, but passenger revenue is down about $20 million due to disruptions from superstorm Sandy. The airline expects a similar effect on revenue in November...Read More

Fifi's Future In Question
You may have been fortunate enough to see Fifi, the only B-29 that is still in flying condition, circling the skies at an airshow in the past few years. During Fifi's last show of the year in Midland, Texas, about a month ago, the number two engine failed. The B-29 Squadron of the Commemorative Air...Read More

Gulfstream Delivers G280 
The first customer has arrived in Savannah, Georgia, to take delivery of Gulfstream's newly certified G280. The super-midsize business jet was a joint effort between Gulfstream and Israel Aerospace Industries, and it achieved certification on August 30 from the FAA and...Read More

World War II Vet Takes To The Skies One Last Time The final thing on Joseph Horvath's bucket list was piloting an airplane one last time. The 90-year-old World War II veteran suffers from dementia; with the help of the nonprofit Hospice Dreams, his wish was fulfilled...Read More

The Ditching Of Pan Am Flight 6 On October 16, 1956, Pan American Flight 6, which was a four-engine Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, took off from Honolulu and headed northeast towards San Francisco, at 8:26pm, HST...Read More

US Navy, Northrop Grumman Demo Wireless Ground Handling of X-47B UAS 

UAV carrier ops took another notch forward recently, as the U.S. Navy took the first critical step toward demonstrating that the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator can be maneuvered safely and wirelessly on the crowded deck of an aircraft carrier...Read More 


JPMorgan Expects Modest Bizjet Market Growth in 2013

Business jet demand "remains weak, but is not getting much worse," JPMorgan Investment Research noted in its latest business jet monthly report. This sentiment is reflected in its forecast of 2 percent growth in business jet deliveries for next year. While OEM backlogs decreased somewhat in the third quarter, JPMorgan has seen some "bright spots" in the market, including at the higher end where its analysts soon expect further fleet orders to be announced by Bombardier and Gulfstream...Read More 


Boeing, SilkAir Finalize Order For 54 737s

SilkAir has finalized an order with Boeing for 54 Next-Generation 737s and 737 MAX 8s worth $4.9 billion at list prices. With this agreement, the 737 MAX has accumulated 969 orders to date. SilkAir's order for 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s is the largest order in the airline's history and begins a fleet transition to Boeing airplanes....Read More 

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