Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, July 31 , 2013                                                  Volume 6, Issue 16

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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    


All Nippon Airways To Buy Additional Boeing Aircraft

All Nippon Airways plans to buy three Boeing 777 aircraft and a 767 freighter. The Japanese carrier also said it did not change its order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners. "The 787 is an aircraft that overall has had few problems," said Kiyoshi Tonomoto, an executive vice president at ANA...Read More


American Airlines Boots Existing Loan, Source Says

American Airlines Inc. added $500 million to an existing debtor-in-possession loan, while software maker Magic Newco LLC is seeking to cut interest expense by refinancing its borrowings...Read More 


Embraer Bizjet Deliveries Rise In Second Quarter

Embraer delivered 29 executive jets in the second quarter, compared with 20 in the same period a year ago, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer said in its second-quarter financial results, released on Friday...Read More


Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Order

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced an order for five 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices. The Turkish flag-carrier has exercised options on five 777-300ERs that were first announced in December 2012 as part of a previous firm order for 15 777-300ERs...Read More 


Gulfstream EVS II/HUD II Certified On G280

Gulfstream Aerospace's enhanced vision system (EVS) II and head-up display (HUD) II for the G280 are now FAA certified, the company announced late last week. Combined, the systems-which are integrated with the G280's Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion-based PlaneView280 avionics-allow pilots to see terrain, runways, taxiways...Read More


Rolls-Royce Secures $195.5 Million For F-35 Liftsystem Production

Rolls-Royce has secured a $195.5-million contract to produce its Liftsystem, a unique technology that enables Lockheed Martin's fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighter jet to perform short takeoffs and vertical landings (STOVL)...Read More      

Asiana 214: Airplane As Hero, And Other Analysis

Three weeks after the crash, I hear from several travelers that debris from Asiana 214 is still visible at SFO, apparently as investigators keep working through the clues...Read More


Boeing Aims To Ramp Up Jet Output, Not Local Jobs

Boeing painted an optimistic picture of future production and profits as it announced better than expected quarterly results Wednesday.Chief Executive Jim McNerney even shrugged aside the July 12 Dreamliner fire at London's Heathrow Airport as a blip in the new jet's progress...Read More


United-Continental On Track To Success, Analyst Says

The merger of United and Continental closed in 2010, and analysts say the carrier is on the path to success. "While we still think the company has a way to go to achieve what we would describe as strong results, this quarter clearly marks a step in the right direction," said Deutsche Bank analyst Mike Linenberg...Read More 


JetBlue Announces Q2 Results

JetBlue reported a profit of $36 million, or 11 cents a share, in the second quarter, despite sluggish economic conditions. President and CEO Dave Barger expressed confidence, saying JetBlue is "well positioned to expand margins in the second half of the year as we expect maintenance cost pressures to lessen and unit revenue performance to improve."...Read More


United Airlines To Replace 757s With 737s, CFO Says

United Airlines plans to retire Boeing 757-200s from its domestic fleet by the end of 2015. The carrier will replace the older aircraft with the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-900ERs, according to United CFO John Rainey...Read More 


Boeing Attempts To Price Fuel Savings For 777X

Boeing is highlighting the fact that its 777X will burn 20% less fuel than the current 777 generation when setting a price for the aircraft. Michel Merluzeau, managing partner at G2 Solutions, said that fuel-efficient aircraft such as the 777X acts as an "insurance policy" for airlines should fuel prices rise...Read More


EU To Approve American Airlines-US Airways Merger, Sources Say

AMR Corp's American Airlines and US Airways will win EU approval for their $11 billion (7 billion pounds) merger to become the world's largest carrier after agreeing to cede slots on a transatlantic route, three persons familiar with the matter said on Monday....Read More 


TSA Aims For Faster Screening With PreCheck Expansion
The Transportation Security Administration is striving to roll out its PreCheck program to 25% of all eligible travelers by the end of this year and to 50% by the end of next year. New York Times writer Joe Sharkey says expansion of the risk-based PreCheck program is a "work in progress, and a welcome one too."...Read More 

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Eclipse Aerospace brought together the most innovative minds in aviation and they have created an aircraft that truly delivers. It's fast. It's efficient. It's quiet and comfortable. Most importantly, it's safe and reliable. And it can be yours today...Read More


Southwest 737 Landed Nose-Gear First

Video footage and other evidence shows that the Southwest 737 whose nose gear collapsed upon touchdown at LaGuardia Airport last week landed nose gear first, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The Board reported that at four seconds before landing...Read More


Beechcraft Reports Delivery Increase For Second Quarter

The newly re-branded manufacturer, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, delivered 56 total military and commercial jets during the second

quarter compared to 32 during the same period in 2012. For the first half of 2013, Beechcraft delivered a total of 115 aircraft compared to 69 for the first half
of 2012, a 66 percent increase...Read More 

Boeing Names New 787 Chief Engineer

Boeing Co said on Friday it was rotating five executives in its commercial airplanes division, including Mike Sinnett, the chief engineer on the company's 787 Dreamliner, which was banned from flight earlier this year after its battery system showed a risk of catching fire...Read More

Boeing's Institu To Launch First Commercial UAV

The first commercial unmanned aircraft system will launch, likely in the Arctic, after the Federal Aviation Administration's certification of the ScanEagle, an unmanned aircraft flown by Boeing subsidiary Insitu. The aircraft received a restricted-category type certification, which allows the plane to be flown commercially for surveillance...Read More


US Airways To Join OneWorld Alliance By 2014, Exec Says

US Airways plans to join the oneworld alliance by 2014, ending its relationship with Star Alliance. "We plan to be fully transitioned to oneworld by the beginning of next year," said J. Scott Kirby, president of US Airways. Kirby remains optimistic about the state of the airline industry, noting that: "Air travel continues to be a great bargain for consumers."...Read More 


Republic Airways Share Rise On News Of Sale

Investors reacted favorably to word that Republic Airways Holdings had secured a possible deal to sell its Frontier unit. Shares rose 5.6% on news that Republic has a potential buyer, whose name it did not disclose, for Frontier, which has been on the auction block since 2011...Read More


Medal of Honor Recipient Bud Day Dies

Retired Col. George E. "Bud" Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, died on July 27 in Shalimar, Fla., following a long illness. He was 88. "I owe my life to Bud, and much of what I know about character and patriotism," said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)...Read More


US Delays F-16 Deliveries To Egypt  The Obama Administration suspended the delivery of four F-16 fighters to the Egyptian air force due to the violent unrest in the Middle East nation, reported Reuters. "Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward with the delivery of F-16s at this time," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki during a July 24 press briefing. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed...Read More


Upgrades For Homestead's F-16s

The F-16 Block 30 airplanes assigned to Air Force Reserve Command's 482nd Fighter Wing at Homestead ARB, Fla., are receiving new avionics under a project called Software Component Upgrade 8, according to a unit release. The work began on the jets in March, states Homestead's July 25 release...Read More 


Airbus Plans Shorter-Range Widebodies
Airbus has been quick to dismiss the merits of Boeing's new 787-10 since its launch at the Paris air show in June, a sure sign that the European airframer considers the new aircraft a serious competitor. Another sure sign is this: Airbus plans to launch a new A350 version to go head to head with the -10...Read More 

FAA Mandates Action on 787 Honeywell ELTs

The FAA on Friday will publish a directive giving Boeing 787 operators 10 days to inspect Honeywell emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) or remove them from service. The agency's airworthiness directive (AD), triggered by the July 12 fire on an Ethiopian Airlines 787 at London Heathrow Airport, orders checks of the ELT, its lithium-manganese-dioxide battery and "associated wiring" for "discrepancies."...Read More


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