Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, January 8, 2013                                                  Volume 7, Issue 1



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



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*Precision Turbines is an ASR (Authorized Sales Representative) for Sierra Industries and specializes in Citation and King Air Engine retrofits. 





Boeing Delivered Record Number Of Aircraft In 2013

Boeing delivered 648 aircraft in 2013, setting a new record for the aircraft manufacturer. Boeing delivered 65 Dreamliner 787s, as well as 737s and 777s. Boeing also generated 1,355 net orders for the year...Read More


Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Production

On Friday, Boeing machinists voted to approve an eight-year contract that will keep 777X production in Washington. "Thanks to this vote by our employees, the future of Boeing in the Puget Sound region has never looked brighter," said Raymond Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in a statement...Read More 


Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways Announce Order For Wide-Body Airplanes

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways have announced that Cathay Pacific has ordered an additional 747-8 Freighter and three 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, valued at about $1 billion at current list prices, will bolster Cathay Pacific's 747-8 Freighter fleet and 777-300ER fleet to 14 and 53, respectively...Read More


Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Visits New Zealand

Boeing has flown the 787-9 Dreamliner to Auckland, home of launch customer Air New Zealand, marking the 787-9's international debut and longest flight since the robust test program began. The second of three 787-9s dedicated to the flight-test program, ZB002 flew direct from Seattle's Boeing Field to Auckland International Airport, departing January 3 at 9:55 a.m. local time and...Read More 

Southwest Airlines Orders Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) today announced that Southwest Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.  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...Read More

Atlas Identifies Causes of 747's Landing at Wrong Airport

Atlas Air's internal investigation into how its crew landed a Boeing 747 Dreamlifter at the wrong airport last November has uncovered important factors explaining how the freighter, headed to Wichita's McConnell Air Force Base, mistakenly landed at the smaller Jabara Airport, nine miles to the northeast of the air base...Read More


U.S. Defense Contracting Rebound Seen In 2014

U.S. defense contracting opportunities once again make up the vast majority of overall potential federal contracting awards in fiscal 2014, with 73% of more than $160 billion across the government seen coming from the national security realm, according to consulting firm Deltek. The $118 billion in defense opportunities is double the total for the previous year, and the percentage is above the five-year average of 69%. Within the defense sector, the Army dominates, with 57% of the total contract value...Read More


Airbus Names McArtor CEO Of US Operations

McArtor, who currently serves as chairman of Airbus Americas, will take over for Sean O'Keefe who will step down from the position on March 1, 2014. O'Keefe is resigning to address ongoing medical issues as the result of a 2010 airplane accident that occurred in Alaska. He will continue to serve with the company under a special assignment position...Read More


American Airlines Begins Operating A321T 

American Airlines introduced its new Airbus A321 Transcontinental (A321T) on Tuesday, Jan. 7, as the newly merged airline looks to increase its class offerings on routes between New York and California. Operating the A321T initially between New York and Los Angeles and eventually New York and San Francisco, will make American the only U.S. carrier offering a three-class cabin on transcontinental flights...Read More  


American Eagle To Receive New Name And Logo

American Airlines plans to rebrand its regional carrier, American Eagle. The changes will include a new name and new logo. "American Eagle is the brand of the regional feed, but we've diversified that feed and now have regional service provided by other carriers ... so it gets to be a little confusing," said Matt Miller, spokesman for American Airlines...Read More  


American To Begin Merging AA, US Airways Loyalty Program

American Airlines Group announced the merged carrier has started to combine the frequent flyer programs of US Airways and American Airlines. "Our customers are ready to reap the benefits of our merger, and we are pleased they'll get to experience these perks they value most so early in the integration process," said Scott Kirby, president of American Airlines...Read More


Delta Completes Final Flight Of Last DC-9

The DC-9 flew into retirement on Monday evening. Delta Air Lines held the final flight for its last DC-9, the oldest aircraft in the fleets of U.S. airlines. The first DC-9 was built in 1965, and it does not have a computer system. "It's a pilot's airplane," said pilot Scott Woolfrey, who flew the last flight from Minnesota to Atlanta...Read More  


Aviation Stocks Take Off At Opening Of 2014

Both commercial and general aviation stocks are trading up at the opening of 2014. Boeing was at $138.08 and rising on Monday, almost double what it was in January of last year. Textron, United Technologies and other GA stocks are also trading high...Read More


UAS Test Site Selection Good News For NASA Langley, Wallops 

The selection of six unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites by the FAA may have an impact on NASA aeronautics research, especially at two NASA Virginia facilities. NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton and NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore are expected to work with the Virginia Tech team, which is based in Blacksburg.  According to the FAA, Virginia Tech...Read More


Gone West: WWII Fighter Pilot William Overstreet Jr. 

A WWII P-51 pilot who became famous for flying his airplane through the arches of the Eiffel Tower in pursuit of a German Messerschmitt Bf-109G during the war passed away last week in Roanoke, VA. William Overstreet Jr. was 92 years old...Read More


Strong Wing Eyed In Aspen Challenger Crash

The Challenger 600 that crashed in Aspen, Colorado, on Sunday afternoon was on its second approach to the airport after the pilots aborted their first landing because of an extremely strong tailwind on short final. The copilot was killed when the jet went off the right side of...Read More


Bombardier Announces Significant Order For 38 Business Jets
Bombardier Aerospace has received a firm order for 38 Bombardier business aircraft, including 28 Global business jets and 10 Challenger 605 business jets, from an undisclosed customer. The transaction is valued at approximately $2.2 billion based on 2013 list prices for typically equipped aircraft...Read More

Bombardier To Implement Furloughs For 300 Learjet Workers 

In a memo to employees, Learjet Vice President and General Manager Ralph Acs said, "Bombardier continues to see encouraging signs in the U.S. economy, but the aviation industry still faces challenges, particularly in the light category business aircraft segment." The company is planning to furlough about 300 Learjet workers to be implemented during three two-week blocks...Read More

CenTex Aerospace Receives Brazilian Approval For King Air Conversion

Brazil's Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has granted approval to CenTex Aerospace for their HALO 250 conversion for the Beechcraft 200 series King Airs. The FAA issued their STC approval to CenTex on October 16th 2012, and then on January 22nd of 2013 Transport Canada issued their approval. ANAC's certification follows similar approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which will be in hand within the first quarter of 2014...Read More


Helicopter Pilot Receives Belated Silver Star For Vietnam Bravery

As a helicopter pilot and warrant officer in Vietnam, George Carlton Bloodworth risked his life to save the crew of another helicopter after his aircraft was shot down. Bloodworth recently received the Silver Star for the effort, the military's third highest honor, from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Clark in a recent ceremony in Rockville, Md. "There were many over there that did a lot more than I did," said Bloodworth. "And there are men and women still doing that today...Read More


Air Force Awards Raytheon $70 Million Contract

Raytheon Company won a $70 million firm-fixed-price contract for Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems (ACES) and Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) to support software sustainment, in-country spares and various activities at Eglin Air and Warner Robins Air Force bases...Read More


Lockheed Wins Two Air Force Contracts

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Corporation a $9.5 thousand contract for aircraft components and accessories Wednesday, Jan. 1 and an $8 million firm-fixed-price modification on an existing contract for Foreign Military Sales Division support...Read More


Delta, Virgin Begin Trans-Atlantic Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways launched a joint venture on Wednesday for flights between the U.S. and U.K. "For Delta, the alliance will help the airline effectively compete on trans-Atlantic routes out of London Heathrow," Delta said. "At the same time, Virgin Atlantic's reach will expand significantly with its new access to Delta's North America network."...Read More


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