Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, November 13, 2013                                                  Volume 6, Issue 23



PT6A-617760.48726  1516 2084Sale 
PT6A-61 7886.4 8935 1816 1784Sale 



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Southwest Changes 737 Order Into A 737 Max Order

Southwest Airlines has changed its order with Boeing to receive more 737 Max aircraft. Southwest converted an order for 20 737s to an order for 20 737 Max aircraft, according to Southwest CFO Tammy Romo. The 737 Max aircraft will be delivered in 2023 and 2024...Read More


Boeing Delivers Ethiopian Airlines' First 777-300ER

A 777-300ER (Extended Range) jet has been delivered to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for lease to Ethiopian Airlines. The 777-300ER is now the largest airplane in the Ethiopian flag-carrier's fleet and will provide it with increased capacity and improved operating economics on key routes from its base in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa...Read More


UK Receives First RC-135 Rivet Joint

The U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF) has received its first Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint intelligence-gathering aircraft, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday.

The aircraft is the first of three RC-135Ws that the U.K. has on order from the U.S. Air Force (USAF). Since 2011, RAF's 51 Squadron has achieved 32,000 flying hours and 1,800 sorties training alongside the USAF in preparation for their Rivet Joint system to enter service in late 2014....Read More


Hawaiian Airlines To Fly Boeing 767-300ERs To Seattle

Hawaiian Airlines will switch the planes flying its Seattle routes from the 264-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft to the 294-seat Airbus 330-200 aircraft, with 30 more seats per flight. The new aircraft will begin servicing the route on Nov. 26, just before Thanksgiving. The airline originally planned to make the switch on Dec. 8...Read More


Second Boeing 787-9 Flies, Launch Customer Announces First Route

Boeing's second 787-9 test aircraft, a stretched version of the 787-8 currently in operation, performed a successful test flight on Thursday. The 787-9, known as ZB002, completed a 4-hour, 18-minute test flight between Paine Field in Everett, Wash., and Seattle's Boeing Field. ZB002 is the only 787-9 test aircraft that is equipped with the environmental control system, avionics and other aspects that will measure flight performance...Read More


American Receives First ROPS-Equipped A319

ROPS, an onboard cockpit technology designed to increase situational awareness during landing, recently achieved certification from the FAA for the A320 family aircraft, including the A319, A320ceo (current engine option) and A321. According to Airbus, the ROPS system computes minimum realistic in-flight landing and on-ground stopping distances and compares them to available landing distances in real time based on aircraft weight and configuration...Read More


AMR Reports Best Oct. On Record With $1.9B Revenue

AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, reports a 6.6% increase in passenger revenue per available seat mile for October, compared to the same month last year. AMR also reported $1.9 billion in revenue for October, the highest revenue for the month in the company's history...Read More


American-US Airways Merger Cleared For Takeoff

The leaders of American Airlines and US Airways expect to close their merger next month after reaching a settlement with the Department of Justice on Tuesday. "Assuming all goes according to plan we expect we would be able to close the merger in the first half of December," said Doug Parker, CEO of US Airways, who will also lead the merged carrier...Read More


American Airlines Gives U.S. Marines First-Class Seats

American Airlines went out of its way to welcome home 13 U.S. Marines returning from Afghanistan by giving them first-class seats on the final leg of their journey from Chicago to San Diego. "American Airlines has a policy of upgrading military personnel if seats are available," said Mary Frances Fagan, a spokeswoman for the carrier...Read More


Airbus Sells More Than Boeing, But Boeing Has Edge In Deliveries

Airbus announced sales of 153 jets in October, bringing the aircraft manufacturer's 10-month total for 2013 to a net of 1,215 aircraft. Airbus outpaced rival Boeing in sales, but Boeing still holds the edge in aircraft deliveries for the year. Airbus delivered 504 aircraft from January to October, while Boeing delivered 530 aircraft in the same time period...Read More


Doolittle Raiders Honored With 'Final Toast'

The Air Force hosted the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony Nov. 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. "Tonight is a night of conflicting emotions: pride in our Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, sorrow at the end of a mission and a myriad of other emotions," retired Maj. Lloyd Bryant, the Master of Ceremonies, said as he opened the ceremony...Read More


Delta, Virgin Atlantic Aim To Offer Maximum Customer Convenience

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have released their joint schedule for their trans-Atlantic joint venture, which starts in the summer of 2014 and seeks to "offer maximum customer convenience, particularly for business travelers." The schedule includes "seven daily flights from Heathrow to New York-JFK, including two late afternoon and early evening departures," the airlines said...Read More


Sen. Inhofe's Son Killed In MU-2 Crash

The son of U.S. Senator James Inhofe was killed over the weekend in the crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Perry Inhofe, 52, an orthopedic surgeon, crashed about five miles short of Tulsa International Airport after reportedly losing power in one engine. He had...Read More


US Military Mobilizes For Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

With Marine Corps assets already on the scene providing support, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and several additional Navy ships to the Philippines to help with relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the island nation, said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little. The typhoon, which hit the Philippines on Nov. 8...Read More


X-47B Operates Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) conducted flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Nov. 10. The event, the most-recent in a series of carrier-based tests, demonstrated the integration of the latest in naval aviation technology with the most advanced and capable carrier...Read More


U.S. Navy Awards $50.7 Million Contract For T-45 Trainer Aircraft Engine Service

The U.S Department of Defense has awarded a $50.7 million MissionCare contract extension to Rolls-Royce to provide continued support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the U.S. Navy's T-45 training aircraft.The contract extension will continue the successful MissionCare support which has provided the US Navy's training fleet with guaranteed availability over the past ten years...Read More


Upgraded Orion Delivered To Customs And Border Protection Service

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service has taken delivery of an upgraded P-3 Orion aircraft 94 days ahead of schedule from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Greenville team. The delivery allows for a quicker return of the aircraft to the CBP P-3 fleet supporting homeland security and drug interdiction missions...Read More


Lockheed Martin Reveals SR-72 Hypersonic Strike Aircraft

Designed to travel as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at Mach 6, six times the speed of sound, the SR-72 will go twice the speed of the SR-71, which was retired in the late 1990s. Powered by combined-cycle engine technology, the Skunk Works team has been working with propulsion engineers from Aerojet Rocketdyne on the project for several years...Read More


Airbus Begins Assembly Of First A320neo

Airbus has begun assembling the first major airframe component for its re-engined A320 family aircraft, the French manufacturer said Friday. The A320neo (new engine option) is scheduled to make its first flight next fall, according to a statement from Airbus...Read More


NBAA Membership Tops 10,000

"The past several years have been challenging for business aviation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The fact that NBAA has reached this Membership total in difficult economic times is testimony to the continued value of business aviation, and NBAA's important role in representing and advocating for this essential industry."....Read More


Long Overdue Purple Heart For World War II Fighter Pilot

On Veterans' Day, Bonnie Boyce Evans accepted a Purple Heart on behalf of her late father, Newton Boyce, during a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park in Greene, N.Y. Nov. 11 would have been Boyce's 94th birthday. Boyce was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received on Jan. 24, 1943, when his fighter crash-landed in Tunisia due to enemy...Read More


What Customers Can Expect With The American-US Airways Merger

The merger between US Airways and American Airlines is expected to close in December, and customers may begin to see changes at the beginning of the year. By Jan. 7, the two carriers plan to offer reciprocal frequent-flier miles. The merged carrier will also be part of the oneworld alliance instead of the Star Alliance...Read More


Marine Corps 238th Birthday Tribute 2013: Celebrated on November 10th. 


United States Marine Corps 238th Birthday Tribute 2013
United States Marine Corps 238th Birthday Tribute 2013
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