Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, October 30, 2013                                                  Volume 6, Issue 22

Thanks to all who visited us at NBAA-Las Vegas last week!




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NBAA 2013 a 'Resounding Success'

The 2013 NBAA Convention, which closed on Thursday in Las Vegas, was a "resounding success," according to NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. "The energy and enthusiasm among exhibitors and attendees has demonstrated once again the tremendous value the industry continues to place on this event as a premier national and international business aviation venue." By the numbers, the three-day show attracted 25,425 attendees from all 50 U.S. states and more than 90 countries...Read More


Boeing Receives USAF Contract To Build Next Generation Refueling Tanker

Even as the first KC-46A aerial tankers are taking shape at Boeing's assembly plant in Everett, Wash., the Air Force has begun defining requirements for the next leg of its 40-year air refueling recapitalization plan, according to Maj. Gen. John Thompson, program executive officer for tankers. In an Oct. 28 interview, Thompson said the Air Force proposed spending about $1 million in Fiscal 2014 and $1.5 million in Fiscal 2015 to start "future tanker capabilities work" on the KC-Y...Read More


Boeing 737 MAX Fuel Efficiency Improves

Boeing on Tuesday said its 737 MAX has beat its previous fuel efficiency target, now delivering a 14 percent improvement over previous generation 737s instead of the 13 percent gain announced earlier this year...Read More    


Delta To Launch 757s With Flat-Bed Seats In Business Class

Delta Air Lines has upgraded its business class on three of its Boeing 757s with flat-bed seats. "Delta customers traveling from New York and Los Angeles continue to tell us that the comfort of full flat-bed seats is a meaningful element of their travel experience," said Tim Mapes, senior vice president of marketing for Delta. "This expansion demonstrates our commitment to listening to what customers value most and then acting quickly to provide it."...Read More


Boeing, Lockheed Martin Team For US Air Force Bomber Program

The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation are teaming to compete for the United States Air Force's Long-Range Strike Bomber program, with Boeing acting as the prime contractor and Lockheed Martin as the primary teammate. To this critical mission, the team brings together nearly two centuries of combined experience designing...Read More


Split Scimitar Winglets Projected To Save Alaska Airlines $20 Million

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) has announced the order of 111 firm Split Scimitar Winglet Systems for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft by Alaska Airlines. APB's newest program is the culmination of a five year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all new...Read More


Boeing Delivers Kenya Airway's First 777-300ER To Leasing Company

Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to GE Capital Aviation Services for lease to Kenya Airways. It is Kenya Airways' first 777-300ER and the largest airplane in the carrier's fleet, providing greater capacity, range and improved operating economics for its long-haul operations...Read More


Embraer Adds Business Jet Production To Fla. Plant

Embraer announced this week that it will add an assembly line for the Legacy 450 and 500 business jets to its Melbourne, Fla., plant starting in 2014. The company said that it delivers about 50% of its jets to U.S. customers, and most of the parts for their aircraft come from U.S. suppliers...Read More


Analysts: Blue Skies Ahead For Airline Industry

Analysts predict a rosy future for U.S. airline earnings as airlines keep a close eye on capacity and fly more fuel-efficient planes. "The airlines are poised to show a good year overall for 2013," said Henry Harteveldt, a travel analyst. "The September quarter was good, and I anticipate a good December quarter, and I'm optimistic 2014 will be at least as good as 2013, if not materially better," he added...Read More


AeroTurbine Announces New Partnership With Lufthansa Technik

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) subsidiary AeroTurbine has announced its intention to enter into a new partnership with Lufthansa Technik AG, the world's largest provider of aircraft-related technical services...Read More


Vern Raburn Is Back

Raburn, who founded VLJ maker Eclipse Aviation in 1998 and saw the company set a production record before he was ousted in 2008 as the company headed into bankruptcy, has been named CEO and chairman of Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based start-up developing solar-powered, high-altitude, ultra-long-endurance unmanned aircraft...Read More


Air Canada Named One Of That Nation's Top Employers

Air Canada has been recognized as one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" in an annual survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The national competition, which begins by examining the recruitment histories of more than 75,000 employers across Canada, chooses top companies after conducting a detailed review of their operations and Human Resources practices...Read More


Sun 'n Fun Sings The Blues As Navy Jets Return

After missing last year's show because of the federal government sequestration, the Navy Blue Angels will be back to tear up the skies at the 40th annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In & Expo next spring at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida...Read More


Airbus CEO Predicts Growth In Aircraft Market

Fabrice Bregier, the CEO of Airbus, predicted sustained growth for the aircraft manufacturer because of demand from airlines for fuel-efficient aircraft, as well as growth in Asia of more than 10% per year. "We believe that the market will grow 5% per year," he said...Read More


JetBlue's Fleet Restructuring Focuses On High Demand, 'Premium' Markets

JetBlue has announced a new fleet restructuring plan that will allow the New York-based airline to focus on serving demand for more flights from southern Florida, and providing a "premium" flight experience between New York and California...Read More   


Jackson: Don't Merge Guard and Reserve

Lt. Gen. James Jackson, Air Force Reserve chief, urged members of the congressionally mandated commission studying the Air Force's structure not to advocate merging the Air National Guard and Reserve. "I believe the nation benefits from the synergistic value of a three-component Air Force consisting of the Active Duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard...Read More


Lockheed Martin Wins HH-60G Simulator Contract

Lockheed Martin received a $113 million contract from the Air Force to supply aircrew-training devices for the HH-60G rescue helicopter, announced the company on Tuesday. Under the contract's terms, the company will deliver eight HH-60G Pave Hawk simulators, spares, and logistics support as part of the Pave Hawk Equivalent Distributive Repeatable Operative Simulators trainer program, states the Oct. 29 release...Read More


Chambers Of Commerce Urge Settlement In American, US Airways Suit

A letter from 26 Chamber of Commerce and other economic development groups around the country urges U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to end the Justice Department's attempt to block the merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. In the letter, which was posted in its entirety online by USA Today, the business and economic development leaders tell the AG that the merger would lead to increased competition in the airline industry...Read More


Southwest CEO Predicts Solid Q4 Despite Shutdown

Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines, is predicting healthy revenue for the carrier's fourth quarter despite the government shutdown. "Consumers were out there buying and flying," Kelly said. "We were having a grand time until the government shut down in October, but we're still looking at a very good fourth quarter."...Read More


UTC Aerospace Systems Awarded Contract For Seating, IFE/CMS System For BBJ3

UTC Aerospace Systems has been awarded a contract for VIP seating, in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cabin management systems (CMS) by Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland for a Boeing Business Jet 3 aircraft completion project which is coming straight from the factory. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp...Read More


Beechcraft Is Considering Sale of Hawker, Premier Assets

Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture recently announced that the company is very close to selling its Hawker 4000 and Premier business jet assets, including its Plant 3 facility. Boisture declined to name the potential buyer but said, "They're intending to go into the composite component manufacturing business."...Read More


Paper Charts Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced that it will soon stop producing paper nautical charts. The charts will be available electronically, and NOAA will offer an on-demand printing service. The Federal Aviation Administration ended direct sales of aeronautical charts on Oct. 1, though they can still be obtained from authorized dealers...Read More


CAN Raises $440K To Fly Cancer Patients To Treatment

The business aviation community came together last night in support of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the industry charity that arranges for cancer patients to fly to treatment in empty seats on business aircraft. At this year's annual NBAA-CAN Soirée, which was held during this week's NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, the silent and live auctions raised nearly $440,000 for the organization, about $70,000 more than at last year's event...Read More


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