Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, September 11, 2013                                                  Volume 6, Issue 19

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Remembering 9/11

On the eve of the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, President Obama called on Americans to honor those killed that day by building a nation worthy of their memories. "As we mark the anniversary of Sept. 11, I invite all Americans to observe a National Day of Service and Remembrance by uniting in the same extraordinary way we came together after the attacks," he stated. "Like the Americans who chose compassion when confronted with cruelty, we can show our love for one another by devoting our time and talents to those in need,"....Read More


Analysis Compares Boeing 737 MAX To Boeing 737 NG

The Boeing 737 MAX offers several improvements to the Boeing 737 NG, according to an analysis by SeekingAlpha. The 737 MAX features 16% more range, as well as a 4% higher maximum takeoff weight than the 737 NG. Deliveries of the 737 MAX are scheduled to begin in 2017...Read More 


Boeing To Deliver More Aircraft To China In 2013

Boeing will deliver more than 120 aircraft to Chinese carriers this year, compared to 80 aircraft delivered last year. "We've seen strong domestic demand in China," said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing. "The fundamentals are strong."....Read More 


Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Deploys Refueling Equipment In Flight Test

The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Boeing, has successfully completed an initial test of the V-22 Osprey performing as an aerial refueling tanker. Adding this capability to the tiltrotor aircraft would further advance its versatility in combat, humanitarian and ship-based operations...Read More


TSA Expand Faster Security Screening Without PreCheck

The Transportation Security Administration says it will expedite passenger screening by conducting background checks. Travelers do not have to enroll in the PreCheck or similar programs to receive faster screening. Background checks will be conducted through information already given to airlines...Read More

Delta Announces Raises For Employees Next Year
Delta Air Lines announced a plan to give raises to most of its around 80,000 employees in 2014, after posting record quarterly profits this year. Delta also plans to restore benefits, such as an additional week of vacation, to select employees....Read More

Air Canada Transfers Embraer Jets To Sky Regional

Air Canada is transferring its Embraer 175 jets to regional partner Sky Regional. "It allows Air Canada to reduce the cost of its regional lift and thereby to better compete in the rapidly evolving North American regional markets as low cost operators continue to grow, both in Canada and the United States," said Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada...Read More 


Global Hawk RPA Family Hits 100,000 Flight Hours

Northrop Grumman's family of Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft has reached 100,000 flight hours, announced the company on Monday. Air Force Global Hawks amassed more than 88 percent of these hours, states the company's Sept. 9 release. NASA Global Hawks, the German Euro Hawk, Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance...Read More


Boeing To Build 56 Additional A-10 Wings For US Air Force

Boeing is on contract to build up to 242 wings, including these, at its plant in Macon, GA. Refitting the fleet with new wings will improve the mission availability of A-10s by an estimated 4 percent and will help save the Air Force an estimated $1.3 billion in maintenance costs during the next 30 years....Read More   

Norwegian Air 787s Return To Service Following Technical Problems
On Saturday a Norwegian 787 had problems getting enough electricity, forcing the airline to complete a flight from Oslo to Bangkok with a leased Airbus aircraft. The carrier has since fixed the power supply problems, according to a statement released by Boeing via email....Read More


Airbus A350 Flight Testing Is On Schedule, Exec Says

Marwan Lahoud, chief strategy and marketing officer for EADS, said the Airbus A350 is on schedule for flight testing. "There have been no new problems on the A350. The flight tests are going according to plan," he said...Read More


Blocked AA-US Airways Merger Will Hit Foreign Flights

The U.S. government's effort to prevent US Airways and American Airlines from merging could hurt the carriers' ability to compete on increasingly tough international routes, and that would probably mean fewer options for business travelers...Read More


Qatar Airways A380 Completes Maiden Flight

Qatar Airways first Airbus A380 completed its maiden flight, departing the Touluse production facility to receive paint and cabin fitting...Read More


Thai Blames Landing Gear For A330 Incident

Thai Airways is blaming landing gear failure for a Sept. 8 accident in which an Airbus A330-300 skidded off the runway on landing. Thirteen of the aircraft's 288 passengers suffered minor injuries during the emergency night evacuation at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport after a flight from....Read More


Flexjet, LLC Places Order For Up To 245 Bombardier Business Aircraft

Bombardier announced Thursday that it has reached a definitive agreement for the sale of Flexjet's activities to Flexjet, LLC, a newly-created company funded by a group led by Directional Aviation Capital. Total consideration is $185 million, and the completion of this transaction is subject to the approval of all required governmental...Read More


Boeing says Tanker Remains On Schedule

Boeing workers in Seattle took another step toward delivering next-generation aerial refueling capability to the U.S. Air Force this week when they began assembling the second refueling boom for the KC-46A Tanker program...Read More


United To Recall All Furloughed Pilots

United Airlines announced yesterday it will recall all of its furloughed pilots - nearly 600. The announcement bodes well for those who predict a pilot shortage, though experts stress that this does not necessarily signal growth for the troubled airline industry. The recalls...Read More


F-35 Remains Top Priority Despite Declining Budgets

Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's top acquisition authority, said he does not expect the Navy to have to significantly reduce the size of its F-35 buy if budget sequestration continues into Fiscal 2015-a move that could potentially increase the cost of F-35 variants for the Air Force, Marine Corps, and international partners, reported Reuters...Read More


Embraer Delivers First Upgraded A-1 Fighter Jet To FAB

Embraer's A-1M program is under contract with FAB to upgrade 43 A-1 fighter jets, with enhancements that it says will keep the aircraft "operating until 2025."The Brazilian airframe manufacturer is equipping the jets with new systems for navigation, weaponry, oxygen generation, radar surveillance and...Read More


United Plans To Return Cash To Shareholders Next Year

United Airlines' CFO John Rainey said the carrier intends to pay off $800 million in debt next year, which will allow the carrier to return cash to shareholders. "Once we pay that off, our balance sheet has a very different look than it did three or four years ago, and I think then we can have a much more rational discussion about the best way to increase shareholder value," said Rainey...Read More 


Boeing Expects Plane Demand To Rise 6.1% In China Through 2032

For at least the fourth year in a row, Boeing expects the demand for planes in China to increase. The manufacturer says it predicts the country will request 6.1% more planes through 2032, boosting its forecast from the previous year. "We are looking at economic growth, growth in income, growth in trade, tourism in and out of the country, liberalization of the market over time, cost of travel going down," said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing...Read More


United, AMR Airlines See Revenue Growth In August

United Airlines and AMR Corp. both reported an increase in revenues for the month of August. AMR's passenger revenue per available seat mile grew 3% to 13.77 cents, a record high for the month. United's passenger revenue per available seat mile also grew by up to 4.5% for August...Read More


Missile Defense Interceptors Knock Down Targets In Test

US ballistic missile defense assets shot down two target missiles in a "complex" live-fire test in the Pacific Ocean area on Tuesday local time, announced the Defense Department. Flight Test Operational-01, conducted in the vicinity of the Reagan Test Site in the Kwajalein Atoll and in surrounding areas of the western Pacific, "demonstrated integrated, layered, regional missile defense capabilities to defeat a raid of two threat-representative medium-range ballistic missiles," states DOD's Sept. 10 release...Read More  

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