Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, September 25, 2013                                                  Volume 6, Issue 20

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Boeing's Stretched 787-9 Dreamliner Makes First Flight

A longer version of Boeing Co's (BA.N) Dreamliner made its first flight on Tuesday, passing a key milestone for a plane that should be more profitable both for Boeing to sell and for its customers to operate than the current production model...Read More 


Lufthansa Orders Fuel-Efficient Planes From Both Boeing And Airbus

Lufthansa has placed orders with both Airbus and Boeing for new aircraft. The German carrier will order 34 Boeing 777-9Xs, as well as 25 Airbus SAS A350-900s. "Less fuel consumption, less carbon dioxide emissions and less noise: The aircraft on order will enable us to make a quantum leap in efficiency," said Lufthansa CEO Christoph Franz...Read More


Norwegian Air Calls Boeing On The Carpet Over Dreamliner

Norwegian Air Shuttle called a meeting with Boeing officials Monday in Oslo which a spokesperson said was for the purpose of discussing "the latest problems we've encountered with our Dreamliners."The online travel news site eTN relays a report from the French news service AFP that the...Read More 


South Korea Rebuffs Boeing, Will Re-Open Fighter Bid

The government of South Korea rejected the only bid it received for a 60 fighter jet contract that met its budget requirements and says it will re-open the procurement process. The move is a blow to Boeing, which had proposed its F-15 Silent Eagle for the $7.7 billion contract.....Read More


End Of An Era: Boeing Delivers Last Air Force C-17

Boeing has delivered the final C-17 produced for the Air Force, two decades after the massive four-engine transport began military duty. Officials took delivery of the C-17 Globemaster III - the 223rd sold to the Air Force - during a ceremony attended by hundreds of workers at Boeing's...Read More


ALC Firms Orders for 33 Boeing 787s

Boeing completed the maiden flight of its 787-9 this week and the aircraft is scheduled to enter service with launch customer Air New Zealand next year. The 787-10 was launched earlier this year as the largest variant of the 787 family, with capacity for up to 330 passengers and a range of 7,000 nautical miles...Read More  


Three New 787 Routes--And What They Mean

While the introduction of the Boeing 787 into service has been anything but smooth, we are finally starting to see the power of this airplane. Three route announcements in the last week caught my eye (from United, British Airways, and Norwegian), and each was made possible by the existence of the 787...Read More 


Airbus: Over 29,000 New Aircraft Required In The Next 20 Years

As aviation becomes increasingly accessible in all parts of the world, future travel will increasingly be made by air particularly to and from emerging markets. According to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) in the next 20 years (2013-2032), air traffic will grow at 4.7 per cent annually requiring over 29,220 new passenger and freighter...Read More


Eclipse Aerospace Announces The Public Debut Of The Eclipse 550 Jet

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) is proud to announce that the first production Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet will be on display at the 2013 National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 22-24. The Eclipse 550 builds upon a proven and reliable airframe, adding an increased range of safety and sophistication to the cockpit...Read More


Beechcraft Expects To Complete Sale Of Hawker 4000, Premier Jets By The End Of Year

Beechcraft Corp. CEO Bill Boisture said he is "confident" that the company will complete the sale of its Hawker 4000 and Premier I/IA assets by the end of the year. A company spokeswoman said that several potential buyers are performing due diligence...Read More


DOT Approves Deal Between Delta, Virgin Atlantic

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved a deal between Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways. The pact will allow the carriers to align fares and schedules for trans-Atlantic flights. Delta acquired a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic earlier this year...Read More 


American, US Airways Renegotiate Merger Agreement

American Airlines and US Airways have extended their merger agreement due to the Department of Justice antitrust suit. The two carriers renegotiated the date that either carrier can terminate the agreement. The prior date was Dec. 17....Read More 


IATA Forecasts Airline Profits In 2013

Profits for North American airlines will increase to $4.9 billion, up from a previous forecast of $4.4 billion, according to a forecast by the International Air Transport Association. IATA also predicts a "significant boost" to growth in 2014, as cargo demand and consumer confidence both improve...Read More


Future Cessna Work On Scorpion Remains Unclear 
Cessna Aircraft has dedicated a private facility and some of its top engineering talent and supply chain specialists to Textron AirLand's new Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, but whether the program remains in Wichita long-term is unclear...Read More

USAF Eyes T-X, New JStars Projects

For months, the USAF's message has been tightly controlled. Keep those three programs moving forward; anything else is subject to cuts or, if it is a new start, indefinite deferral. But Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, revealed a peek into his priorities beyond...Read More


Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engines Worth $1.5 Billion To Power 25 Lufthansa Aircraft

Lufthansa has selected Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines worth $1.5 billion, including TotalCare service support, to power 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The airline also has options for a further 30 of the aircraft. More than 1,400 Trent XWB engines have been ordered prior to its entry into service next year...Read More


Rolls-Royce, UTC Abandon Engine Partnership Plans

In October 2011, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney parent company United Technologies Corp. (UTC) announced their intention to form a new joint venture to develop an engine to power future midsize (120-230 passenger) aircraft. Following further discussion and because of the current regulatory environment, the parties have agreed not to proceed with the partnership...Read More 


Lockheed Martin Awarded $20 Million NORAD Contract

Lockheed Martin will continue supporting the air, space defense and missile warning missions for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex under a $20 million contract modification to the Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) program...Read More


Future Air Force Training

Air Education and Training Command chief Gen. Edward Rice said on Wednesday he was interested in examining the Air Force's "entire training system," not just new aircraft platforms, to determine how better to train and support the future force. Speaking at the Four-Star Forum of AFA's 2013 Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, Md...Read More 


Outlining Priorities For The Guard

National Guard Bureau Chief Army Gen. Frank Grass said he has four areas of focus for the Guard, which he re-evaluates about once a month. The first is to provide both Air National Guard and Army National Guard forces in times of need, whether that be contingency operations or something in the homeland, he said Wednesday at AFA's 2013 Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, Md...Read More 


KC-10s For KC-46s?

The Air Force may have to make a vertical cut and lose the KC-10 fleet in order to pay for the KC-46, Air Mobility Command chief Gen. Paul Selva told reporters at AFA's 2013 Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, Md. AMC needs to reap savings early in case of a continued budget sequester, and a vertical cut may be the answer...Read More  


Too Many C-130s?

There's likely to be a reduction of perhaps 40 or so C-130s, said Gen. Paul Selva, head of Air Mobility Command. In a press conference on Sept. 17 at AFA's 2013 Air and Space Conference, Selva said the Pentagon's independent cost-estimating shop looked at C-130 usage and determined "we may have estimated a little high" on how many are needed...Read More


AA, US Airways To Request DOJ Documents On Other Mergers

American Airlines and US Airways plan to file court papers asking for Department of Justice documents that approved previous mergers. The department approved the following mergers between 2005 and 2011: Delta-Northwest, Southwest-AirTran, United-Continental and US Airways-America West...Read More 


Medal Of Honor For Former Army Captain 

President Obama on Oct. 15 will award the Medal of Honor to William D. Swenson, a former Army captain, for his conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan in 2009, announced the White House on Monday. Swenson will receive the MOH for his courageous actions in thwarting the enemy and saving the lives of..Read More


NBAA To Offer Global Entry Program Interviews With CPB At Convention

International business travelers seeking simplified entry into the United States will have the opportunity to meet in-person with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents at the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), so they can be enrolled in CBP's "Global Entry" program...Read More


F-35 Test Case

It was just a year ago, at AFA's 2012 Air & Space Conference, that then-newly-minted F-35 program manager Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said the working relationship between stakeholders on the F-35 was the "worst he's seen." Bogdan is expected to offer a one-year-later update on that assessment in his speech at AFA's 2013 conference on Tuesday...Read More 


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