Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, August 14 , 2013                                                  Volume 6, Issue 17

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2 Pilots Killed In UPS Jumbo Cargo Plane Crash Near Alabama Airport

Two pilots died in a UPS jumbo cargo plane crash early Wednesday morning just outside a Birmingham, Ala., airport, officials said. A UPS spokesman confirmed to that the plane was a UPS A-300 Airbus, tail number N155UP, with two crew members aboard...Read More


UPS Issues Statement On Flight 1354 Incident

UPS Airlines President Mitch Nichols issued the following statement on the incident in Birmingham, Ala., involving flight 1354: "We place the utmost value on the safety of our employees, our customers and the public. We will immediately engage with the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation, and we will work exhaustively on response efforts." He continued...Read More


Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery of 737-800s

"The Next-Generation 737-800 will play a key role in helping us modernize our fleet and integrate into the regional and international commercial aviation system," Iraqi's Minister of Transportation H.E. Hadi Al Ameri said...Read More


Transat A.T. Inc. Announces Boeing, Airbus Leases

Transat A.T. Inc. has signed an agreement with the U.S.-based International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) for the long-term (eight-year) leasing of four Boeing B737-800 aircraft. These planes will be introduced in summer 2014 and become the core of Air Transat's permanent narrow-body fleet...Read More


Jet Airways To Add Six Boeing 737s To Its Fleet In FY14

Jet Airways will add capacity on domestic and international routes from October and will have a net addition of six narrow body Boeing 737s in the fleet in the current fiscal, company officials informed equity analysts in a post result conference call on Monday...Read More


Boeing, US Navy Demo New Targeting And Data Systems On EA-18G

The U.S. Navy recently flew Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft with sensor system upgrades and its newest data network, demonstrating how the enhanced technologies would allow aircrews to locate threats more quickly and accurately...Read More


US Airways, AA CEOs Say Merger Will Benefit Customers

US Airways CEO Doug Parker and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton said the Justice Department is mistaken about the effects on consumers from the proposed merger of the two carriers. "Integrating the complementary networks of American and US Airways to benefit passengers is the motivation for bringing these airlines together. Blocking this procompetitive...Read More 


AMR Revenue Per Available Seat Mile Sets Records In July

AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, said passenger revenue per available seat mile increased 4% in July. The carrier said its unit revenue of 14.61 cents per mile set a new record. Consolidated traffic at AMR also rose by 2.5% for July, as compared to the same month last year...Read More 


TSA Expands PreCheck In Washington And Indianapolis

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its PreCheck program, opening enrollment centers in Washington and Indianapolis. The program "enables us to focus on the travelers we know the least about, adding efficiency and effectiveness to the screening process," said TSA Administrator John Pistole...Read More 


Justice Department Files To Block US Airways, American Airlines Merger

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines on the grounds that it would "substantially lessen competition for commercial air travel throughout the United States."... Read More


JetBlue Traffic, Capacity Rose In July

JetBlue Airways reported a 7.3% increase in traffic for July on a year-over-year basis. The carrier boosted capacity by 6.8% for the month, and its load factor rose to 87.6% in July. JetBlue also reported a 5% increase in passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month...Read More


4567th Boeing 737 NG Goes To United

United Airlines is soon taking delivery of this new Boeing 737-924ER, registration N68802. The photo was taken by Joe Walker at Seattle's Boeing Field on Aug. 6th..Read More 


Report: Global Business Jet Fleet To Grow By Over 55% By 2015

The 2013 Business Jet Asset Report from the International Bureau of Aviation forecasts that the global business jet fleet will grow to a total of nearly 31,000 aircraft by 2025, an increase of 11,000 jets. Much of the new growth is expected to come from new deliveries, implying many business jet models have a solid future ahead of them...Read More


Navy Awards Contract For E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Full-Rate Production

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $617 million contract for five full-rate production Lot 1 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.

"Moving from low-rate production into full-rate production is a significant milestone for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program," said Bart LaGrone, vice president, E-2/C-2 programs...Read More


Boeing, ANA Announce Order For Three 777-300ERs

Three additional 777-300ER airplanes have been ordered by All Nippon Airways. Boeing says the order, valued at approximately $945 million at current list prices, will increase the total number of 777s in ANA's fleet to 57 airplanes once delivered...Read More


USAF Awards Contract To Train Predator And Reaper Aircrews

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to provide comprehensive Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) aircrew training services to CAE. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a one-year base contract for approximately $20 million with four one-year options, CAE USA will provide classroom...Read More


Asiana Offers $10,000 To Flight 214 Crash Victims

Asiana Airlines is offering $10,000 to each surviving passenger aboard Flight 214, which crashed on approach to San Francisco International Airport in July. The money is being made available to all 288 surviving passengers, including those who received no injuries as a result of the accident...Read More 


Lockheed Martin Wins MH-60 Software Contract

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $39.4-million contract to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training to support a series of software programs for the Sikorsky MH-60R/S and SH-60B...Read More 


Legacy Space Surveillance System On Sequestration's Chopping Block
Due to resource constraints caused by budget sequestration, Air Force Space Command is preparing to discontinue operations of the Air Force Space Surveillance System by Oct. 1, a move that would save $14 million per year, announced the command on Monday...Read More

F-35 Contract Modification Announced
Lockheed Martin received an undefinitized modification to the previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the F-35 strike fighter's sixth low-rate initial production lot, announced the Pentagon on Monday. This modification may not exceed $852.3 million, states the description included in the Pentagon's list of major contracts for Aug. 12...Read More


X-47B Returns To Pax River Concluding Historic Carrier Demo Phase

The Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator safely returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland Aug. 8 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia after recently completing a number of historic firsts for carrier-based unmanned aviation...Read More


US Airways, AA Merger Grows In Value

In court documents filed by AMR Corp, the parent of American Airlines and American Eagle, the value of its proposed merger with US Airways has grown from $11 billion to $14.3 billion, according to the creditors' committee...Read More


American Airlines To Debut Airbus A321s In 2014

American Airlines said Friday that customers can begin booking flights Sunday on its new Airbus A321 airplanes for trips that begin flying Jan. 7 on the New York Kennedy-Los Angeles International route.These A321s, the first in American's fleet, will have lie-flat seats in first class and business class, which is rapidly become the must-have amenity for airlines flying from coast-to-coast...Read More


Air Canada to Receive 787s Starting in 2014

Air Canada will begin taking delivery of the first of its 37 new Boeing 787s beginning in the first quarter of 2014, according to the carrier's executive vice president Michael Rousseau, who talked about the airline's fleet renewal plans during a quarterly earnings call Wednesday...Read More     


Rockwell Collins Agrees To $1.39 Billion Purchase Of ARINC

The aerospace and defense company is looking to expand its business with ARINC's ground-based navigational networks, and increase its in-flight entertainment offerings. According to a statement, the purchase will shift Rockwell Collins' business to a mix of 54 percent commercial and 46 percent commercial, as new CEO Kelly Ortberg looks to reduce their reliance on government contracts...Read More  

Keeping C-5s In Prime Fighting Condition
All C-5 Galaxies undergo an inspection at Dover Air Force Base's isochronal maintenance dock to ensure flight components work properly to extend the life of the Air Force's largest airlifter. The dock is run by 436th and 512th Maintenance Group personnel and they conduct the...Read More 

Boeing Forecasts Strong Demand For Aircraft Over 20 Years
Boeing predicts a strong and steady demand for 35,000 commercial aircraft over the next two decades. "We're in a very good position as we look toward the future," said Randy Tinseth, marketing vice president for Boeing...Read More

StandardAero Expands Turboprop Test Capabilities

StandardAero has expanded its turboprop engine test capabilities with the implementation of a new test cell, component repair capability, and tooling for operators of the Beechcraft, T-6 Texan II, Pilatus, PC-21 military trainers and the Embraer, EMB 314 Super Tucano...Read More


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