Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, October 9, 2013                                                  Volume 6, Issue 21

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Boeing: 14% Rise In Commercial Jet Deliveries For Q3

Boeing reported a 14% increase in commercial jet deliveries for the third quarter, as compared to the same quarter last year. The aircraft manufacturer delivered 170 commercial jets during the quarter, compared to 148 for the third quarter of 2012...Read More 


Jetstar Receives First Australian Boeing 787

The delivery gives Jetstar the first of 14 Boeing 787s on order, which the airline plans on using to launch its first domestic service from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and Cairns. Qantas wants to use the 787s to replace its existing fleet of aging Boeing 767s by mid-2015, the group said in a statement...Read More


Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner To Royal Brunei Airlines

Boeing and Royal Brunei Airlines recently celebrated the delivery of the 787 Dreamliner - the first for the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei and for Southeast Asia. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett Wednesday evening for a 6,540 nautical miles non-stop flight home to Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport in Brunei...Read More


Delta Accepts Delivery Of Boeing 737-900ER

Delta Air Lines has accepted delivery of the first of its 737-900ERs. The carrier has ordered 100 of the next-generation aircraft, which offers improved fuel efficiency. "The longer range of the 737-900ER can connect distant city pairs across continents in a generous two-class configuration," said Tim Bader from Boeing Commercial Airplanes...Read More


Airbus Jet Deliveries Delayed By Shutdown

Airbus deliveries to JetBlue and US Airway have been delayed by the partial government shutdown which went into effect last week. That's because new airplanes have to be registered by the federal government, and the part of the government that handles such registrations has been closed by the shutdown...Read More


Global Hawk Engine Overhaul Facility Coming To Tinker

Rolls-Royce will open an engine depot services facility at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex at Tinker AFB, Okla., for overhaul of the company's AE 3007H engines that power the Air Force's Global Hawk aircraft, announced the company. Rolls-Royce expects the facility to commence operations in 2015, according to the company's Oct. 2 release...Read More


Pratt & Whitney Completes New V2500 Engine Line

Pratt & Whitney says it has completed the second phase of an assembly-floor transformation project at its Middletown, CT, facility to prepare the Engine Center  to ramp up for production of its portion of PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo family and increase capacity for the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Military...Read More


FAA Recalls 800 Furloughed Air Safety Workers

More than 800 workers from its Office of Aviation Safety were recalled this week. These workers had been deemed nonessential under the Department of Transportation's (DoT) lapse in annual appropriations plan...Read More


Southwest Reports 1.3% Increase In Sept. Traffic

Southwest Airlines Co.'s (LUV) traffic increased 1.3% in September from a year earlier, as another airline industry performance measurement also improved.

The largest carrier of domestic U.S. passengers estimated its September passenger revenue per available seat mile, a closely watched measure of performance for the industry, rose 7% to 8%...Read More


Airbus Exec is Optimistic About Aircraft Sales In 2013

Airbus recently sold 31 Airbus A350s to Japan Airlines, which will help boost its aircraft sales for 2013. The European aircraft manufacturer has already surpassed its initial goal of selling 1,000 aircraft during the year. "We have an internal target of 1,200 (orders) but I think we could even do a little better than that," said John Leahy, sales chief for Airbus...Read More


Government Shutdown: UTC, Lockheed Martin Reverses Furlough Plans

The federal government shutdown is entering its second week, but workers at two government contractors, Lockheed Martin and United Technologies Corp., are reversing their plans for furloughs after Congress recalled most of the furloughed Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees sent home by the government shutdown...Read More

Airbus Wins First Ever Japan Airlines Jet Order

Japan Airlines (JAL) placed its first ever order with Airbus, a firm $9.5 billion purchase agreement to acquire 31 A350 XWBs, with options to purchase another  25 aircraft, the European airframe manufacturer said Monday.(Japan Airlines President Yoshiharu Ueki and Airbus...Read More


Rolls Royce Wins $496 Million For U.S. T56 Support

The Defense Logistic Agency (DLA) has issued a six-year, $406 million contract to Rolls-Royce to provide parts and engineering support for about 1,000 in-service C-130s, P-3s and C-2s powered by T56 engines. DLA's award will provide support for aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Customs and Border Control, as well as international fleets powered by T56 engines....Read More


Travel Demand Is Unaffected By Shutdown, Delta, CEO Says

Richard Anderson, the CEO of Delta Air Lines, said the carrier's passenger traffic has not been affected by the government shutdown. "We haven't [seen] any changes in travel demand at all," he said. "Travel demand is strong all over the world at the moment...Read More


AA-US Airways Merger Will Close, US Airways CEO Says

Doug Parker, the CEO of US Airways, expressed confidence that the carrier's merger with American Airlines will close as planned. "Neither American nor US Airways today can compete individually against the networks of Delta and United," he said. "By combining the two networks, we're able to offer more, and better, options for travelers."...Read More

Flight Attendants Union Urges Fla. To Back AA-US Airways Merger

A union representing flight attendants is urging Florida to withdraw from the antitrust suit filed against the US Airways-American Airlines merger. "Everyone -- business travelers, tourists, and airline employees -- stand to benefit from the new American," said Laura Glading, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants...Read More


WG-5 Supporting Military Operations

WGS-5, the Air Force's fifth Wideband Global Satellite Communications spacecraft, is now operating on-orbit as part of the WGS constellation, providing the US military and international partners with additional access to fast, secure communications, announced Boeing, the satellite's manufacturer on Wednesday...Read More


The Lear Jet Celebrates 50 years

Bill Lear wanted to design an airplane that could keep up with the commercial jet airliners of the 1950s. The aerospace industry laughed him off, but he had his first prototype ready to fly Oct. 7, 1963. The first plane crashed, but the resulting insurance money allowed Lear to get his jet off the ground...Read More


787-9 Flight Testing Accelerates Toward Flutter Work

Initial aircraft handling qualities are good and systems appear to be robust, says 787 Chief Pilot Randy Neville. In an interview with Aviation Week, Neville said that progress has been rapid thanks to careful pre-flight test preparations, lessons learned from the 787-8 and good performance of systems during four days of "gauntlet" ground tests.....Read More


United Offers Free Flight To Air Force Cadets

Many games have been suspended because of the budget impasse. United Airlines said they would help out by offering to fly the visiting Air Force team to Baltimore, MD near Annapolis to play in the sold-out, nationally televised game, according to a report in USA Today...Read More


Embraer Secures E195 Orders At ERA Meeting

Belavia signed a firm purchase agreement worth $80 million for two E195s, as the Belarus-based regional carrier looks to replace its older narrow-bodied jets and increase frequencies on several routes from its base at Minsk International Airport. The E195s will join its existing fleet of smaller E175 jets...Read More


LOT Chief Optimistic On Boeing Dreamliner Settlement

LOT Polish Airlines SA, the first European carrier to fly Boeing Co. (BA)'s 787 Dreamliner, is optimistic about reaching an accord in 2013 over compensation for the jets' grounding, its chief executive officer said...Read More


Southwest Fires Pilot Who Landed Nose First

Southwest Airlines said it has fired the captain who landed a Boeing 737-700 nose wheel first at New York LaGuardia Airport in July. The airline determined that the captain, who had flown for Southwest for 13 years, took control of the airplane from the first officer...Read More


American Airlines Expands Loyalty Program

American Airlines is bucking the industry trend by expanding its loyalty program. American offers status matches to frequent fliers at other carriers, and also gives elite fliers generous rewards. "We strive to win and retain the business of high yielding customers every day," said Bridget Blaise-Shamai, the managing director for customer loyalty and insights at the carrier...Read More


Retired Maj. Gen. James Baginski Dies

Retired Maj. Gen. James I. Baginski of Wildwood, Mo., recognized for his role in enhancing the air mobility mission over the past half century, died in his home on Sept. 23 at age 81. He was interred on Sept. 28 at Frankford Plains Cemetery, in Frankford, N.J., according to his obituary in the New Jersey Herald...Read More


MC-130J For Mildenhall

An Air Force crew last week picked up a factory-fresh MC-130J special-mission aircraft from Lockheed Martin's manufacturing plant in Marietta, Ga., announced the company. Air Force Special Operations Command is assigning this MC-130J, which left Marietta on Sept. 25, to the 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall...Read More


World War II Airman's Remains Laid To Rest

The remains of Army 2nd Lt. Vernal J. Bird, 26, an airman who had been missing in action since World War II, were laid to rest with full military honors in Springville, Utah. The memorial service took place on Sept. 28, reported the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Bird, a native of Lindon, Utah...Read More


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