Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013                                                 Volume 6, Issue 4

Precision Turbines would like to thank all who supported and assisted in successfully attaining our 145 Repair Station Certificate. PT would especially like to thank the employees of Boca Aircraft Maintenance and Signature Flight Support at BCT who went above and beyond assisting us during the demonstration phase. We are pleased to announce our Repair Station number 6PUR038C is now approved with the rating of Limited Airframe. This is a monumental milestone for Precision Turbines and we look forward to future endeavors.

 
SAMPLE OF PRECISION TURBINES AVAILABLE ENGINE INVENTORY 


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
 
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. 
 

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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 

 

Special Interest-787 Developments

 

NTSB 'Weeks Away' On Boeing Battery Investigation

Investigators are "weeks away" from determining what caused battery failures on Boeing Co.'s grounded 787 Dreamliner jet, the head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said...Read More

 
Boeing Dreamliner Starts Flying Aagain...Test Flights Only

Over the weekend Boeing performed a successful test flight with one of its 787 test flight aircraft as part of the ongoing investigation into the Dreamliner's APU battery issues. Test flights with the 787 were authorized Thursday by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood...Read More

 

NTSB Identifies Short Circuit On 787 Battery

In a February 7 news conference, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman explained the latest findings on the battery problem that resulted in the grounding of the Boeing 787 fleet three weeks ago. "After an exhaustive examination of the JAL [Japan Air Lines] lithium-ion battery, which was composed of eight individual cells...Read More

 

Boeing Completes 'Uneventful' Test Flight Of 787

Boeing Co completed what it called an uneventful flight on Saturday of a test 787 Dreamliner, its first since the airplanes were grounded more than three weeks ago after a series of battery-related problems.The test flight to gather detailed information on the airplane's lithium-ion batteries lasted two hours and 19 minutes, taking off from and returning to Boeing Field in Seattle, Boeing said...Read More

 

Boeing Dreamliner Deliveries Will Be Delayed

Thomson Airways and Norwegian Air Shuttle have been informed by Boeing that deliveries of their 787 Dreamliner will be delayed. Separately, Boeing is expected to conduct test flights to study issues with the aircraft's lithium-ion battery...Read More

 

Boeing 787 Battery System Revamp May Take Months, IAG Says

Boeing Co. will need to change the battery system on its grounded 787 Dreamliner and that may take several months, International Consolidated Airlines Group SA Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh said...Read More

 

Boeing Conducts Second Test Flight of 787

On Monday, Boeing conducted a second test flight of its 787 Dreamliner. The flight lasted an hour and 29 minutes, and included 11 test-flight employees and two pilots. Boeing says it will analyze the data from the flight...Read More

 

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Fuel Costs Continue To Rise For U.S. Airlines
The average fuel cost per gallon for U.S. airline flights rose 2.1% in December on a year-over-year basis. A gallon of fuel cost $2.87 in December, compared with $2.81 for the same month a year earlier. High fuel costs remain an issue for the airline industry...Read More

 

AA, US AIrways Merger Announcement Could Come Thursday 

A merger between American Airlines, which has been working its way through bankruptcy for more than a year, and US Airways, which underwent a similar process in 2004, may be announced Thursday, sources close to the discussions said Monday....Read More

 

USAF Awards Rolls-Royce $97.3 Million Services Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract worth $97.3 million to Rolls-Royce for support of the USAF's C-130J transport fleet in 2013. The MissionCare contract covers sustainment services for the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines as well as the nacelles and propellers on the US Air Force C-130J fleet...Read More

 

U.S. Airlines Celebrate New Safety Record

In 2012, worldwide airline safety had its best year since 1945. "We have engineered out the common causes of accidents," said Patrick Smith, a commercial pilot who writes a blog...Read More

 

Resurrected Eclipse Is Doing Everything Right

After a recent flight, blogger Paul Bertorelli writes that the resurrected Eclipse Aerospace seems to be doing everything right. The new Eclipse 550 will be able to carry up to five passengers and will feature Avio NG avionics, a Pratt & Whitney engine and anti-skid brakes...Read More

 

2012 Was A Good Year For Piper

Piper Aircraft reported a 13% increase in new aircraft sales for 2012 with annual revenue at $149 million, up from $131.3 million in 2011. While the company plans to focus its efforts on the trainer aircraft market, it has also seen growth in its higher-end M-class sector, which Piper officials attribute to an expanded global dealer network...Read More

 

Pilots  At US Airways Are Onboard With Merger Agreement

Pilots at US Airways have approved an agreement in case of a merger with American Airlines. The agreement allows US Airways pilots to be paid the same as American Airlines pilots...Read More

 

Courts OKs Hawker Beechcraft's Reorganization Plan

In a decision opening the way for Hawker Beechcraft to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the second half of this month, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the Wichita OEM's joint plan of reorganization late Friday. "[This] ruling marks the final significant step in the restructuring process,"...Read More 

 

High Demand For G650s Means New Gulfstream Jobs In Wis.

Gulfstream has received more than 200 orders for its G650 luxury business jet, meaning the company will be adding jobs at its facility in Greenville, Wis. A spokesperson for Gulfstream said orders are already backlogged into 2017; to be able to fill the orders, it will be adding some 100 jobs, mostly in purchasing and engineering...Read More

 

Research Shows Used Bizav Industry On Par With 20-Year Averages 

Amstat, a business aircraft market research and services firm, showed that the market for pre-owned business aircraft was just 0.3% below the industry average for the past 20 years in the fourth quarter of 2012. So far in 2013, Amstat said large-cabin jets have exceeded the 20-year benchmark..

 

Airbus May Switch A350 Battery To Avoid 787 Lithium Woes

Airbus SAS is developing plans to use standard batteries in its new A350 model and jettison the lithium-ion power source that grounded Boeing Co.'s rival 787 Dreamliner, two people familiar with the plans said...Read More

Unions At American Eagle Ask Court To Block Republic Contract

Unions representing American Eagle employees are seeking to block an AMR Corp. deal with Republic Airways for regional flying. The unions have asked a bankruptcy court to postpone or deny the 12-year contract...Read More

 

Gulfstream G280 Certified By EASA 

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G280 aircraft received type certification Thursday from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification recognizes that the super mid-sized aircraft demonstrates compliance with EASA airworthiness and environmental requirements. It is one of the final steps required for the G280 to be registered in a European Union country...Read More

 

U.S. Coast Guard Awards Contract Option For One Additional HC-144A

The U.S. Coast Guard has exercised a contract option to purchase the service's 18th HC-144A Ocean Sentry Maritime Patrol Aircraft from prime contractor EADS North America. The HC-144A is based on the Airbus Military CN235 tactical airlifter. More than 230 CN235 aircraft are currently being operated by 29 countries...Read More

 

Boeing, SilkAir Sign Pilot Training Agreeement

Singapore Airlines' regional carrier SilkAir signed a five-year exclusive pilot training agreement with Boeing to support their fleet transition to Boeing planes....Read More

 

NBAA's Flagship Annual Event Renamed 'BACE'

NBAA has changed the name for its largest annual U.S. event from "Annual Meeting & Convention" to "Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition" (BACE), the association announced yesterday. The new name for NBAA's flagship event brings it into alignment with the other dedicated, business-aviation-only shows that the group co-hosts around the world, including EBACE in Europe and ABACE in Asia......Read More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All contacts, comments, and inquires will be reviewed immediately. You will have a response from our company principal, Robert Spahr, just as soon as feasibly possible.

 

 

Inquiries- Phone: 561.447.0032 | Fax: 561.447.0751

 

 

For Worldwide Sales contact Bob Clyman or Jeff Raines