Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, February 5, 2014                                                  Volume 7, Issue 3





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SilkAir Begins All-Boeing Fleet Transition  

SilkAir CEO Leslie Thng said the Boeing 737 will support the airline's network expansion program, allowing for increased capacity on existing routes and service for more destinations. The airline will receive another 53 Boeing jets for its commercial fleet, phasing out older Airbus A320 family aircraft that it currently flies...Read More   


Boeing Sells Record $53 Billion In Commercial Aircraft

Boeing reported a record $53 billion in sales for its commercial airframes for 2013, driven by higher production and delivery rates of its workhorse 737 family aircraft. Revenue for this year is projected to increase even further, with a range from $87.5 billion to $90.5 billion...Read More


Lufthansa Cargo Looks At More 777Fs

Lufthansa Cargo is close to converting options for five more Boeing 777Fs after the airline has seen a significant improvement in demand in some of its key markets. "We plan to replace our MD-11s with Boeing 777s and not only with five or 10," Executive Vice President for Sales Andreas Otto said at a Lufthansa Cargo event near Frankfurt...Read More


Boeing CEO: Building Bridges With Machinists Union 

Jim McNerney, the CEO of Boeing, said the aircraft manufacturer wants to move forward with building its relationship with its machinists union. "On 777, we are building a bridge with a franchise that is pretty singular in its strength," McNerney said. "We anticipate being able to build that bridge over the...Read More


Air Transat Orders Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets

Air Transat has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its fleet of Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft, according to a news release from Aviation Partners Boeing (APB).  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...Read More 


Southwest Airlines Charts Path For Growth, Analysts Say

Southwest Airlines now offers 3,600 daily flights, and many analysts say it is not a scrappy start-up airline anymore. Logan Purk, an analyst for Edward Jones, said Southwest is no longer "a small fish in a big pond." The carrier recently gained slots, and also plans to expand internationally...Read More


JetBlue Evaluates Additional Growth Opportunities

With JetBlue set to launch service to three new markets in the coming weeks in Detroit, Savannah, Ga., and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the carrier continues to evaluate additional opportunities to expand service options for its customers. "What I can tell you is, our route planning team is always looking at options," said Morgan Johnston, manager of corporate communications at JetBlue...Read More 


Air Force Eyes JSTARS Recapitalization

The Air Force announced the intent to replace its fleet of E-8C JSTARS ground-surveillance aircraft with more efficient airframes based on a business jet. The goal is to achieve initial operations with the new airplanes by 2022, according to a solicitation posted at the Federal Business Opportunities website. This recapitalization effort is meant to greatly reduce the operating and sustainment costs of the current JSTARS fleet, states the document...Read More 


Two Flights Canceled When Smoke Was Reported In The Aircraft

The first incident occurred Friday, according to NBC News. A United Boeing 777 that had just departed from Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C. en route to Germany was diverted to Newark, NJ when smoke reportedly filled the passenger cabin. The plane landed safely, and the passengers were rebooked on a Saturday flight. No injuries were reported...Read More


American Announces Early-Out Incentives For Flight Attendants 

American Airlines is offering some flight attendants an incentive of $40,000 for voluntary departure. The carrier said the program is available for 1,500 flight attendants, who face a Feb. 28 deadline to sign up for the program. To qualify, flight attendants must have worked for the carrier for a minimum of 15 years...Read More 


First US Airways Aircraft Flies In American Airlines Livery

American Airlines has entered into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A319, painted in the American Airlines livery. The newly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, debuted its freshly painted fuselage with service from Charlotte to New York's LaGuardia Airport on flight 2060...Read More

Milestone EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack Kit Delivered

The 100th airborne electronic attack (AEA) kit for the EA-18G Growler aircraft has been delivered by Northrop Grumman. The AEA kit is a critical component of the aircraft, which allows warfighters to target and attack the most complex enemy communication and air defense systems. "This delivery milestone demonstrates the dedication of the Northrop Grumman team to the EA-18G Growler...Read More 


RQ-21A Blackjack Begins Operational Test Phase

The Navy and Marine Corps' newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA. As part of IOT&E, this first low-rate initial production (LRIP) lot of the Blackjack, previously known as RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System...Read More  


Bombardier $819M In Global, Q400s Orders 

Middle Eastern aircraft lessor Palma placed a firm $282 million order for four Q400 NextGen aircraft, which it will in turn lease to Ethiopian Airlines. The Canadian airframe manufacturer also announced a separate sale of three Global 6000, two Global 7000 and three Global 8000 jets to an "undisclosed customer" in a $537 million order...Read More 


TSA's PreCheck Speeds Travelers Through Airports

The check-in process the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) calls "PreCheck" offers passengers the opportunity to move through security processing faster. Passengers can be selected to participate in several ways or opt to pay a fee to apply to participate in the service, if approved. TSA aims for half of its passengers to fly via PreCheck by the end of the year. "We're not going to sacrifice...Read More


Pilots Address The Hazards Of An Aspen Arrival

The January 5 crash of a Bombardier Challenger 601-3R during the crew's second attempted landing at Aspen Pitkin County Airport (ASE) has prompted pilots to question both their own limitations and the difficulties involved in landing at the Denver resort. Even under visual conditions, mountains that rise 5,000 to 6,000 feet above field...Read More

Local Pilots Fly In To Serve Others In The Bahamas February 20 - 23

On Thursday, February 20, local pilots will join aviators and aviation professionals from around the U.S. to head to The Bahamas for the 14th Bahamas Habitat Fly In to Serve Others. The bi-annual four-day volunteer experience with Bahamas Habitat, a Cary, NC non-profit organization that partners with pilots, aviation professionals and people who love to fly to provide dignified...Read More 


Official Report: Teen In Asiana Accident Not Killed By Fire Equipment 

San Francisco airport and fire department officials said in an official report released Wednesday that a Chinese teenager who was struck by fire equipment following the Asiana 777 accident at San Francisco International Airport was dead before she was hit by the foam-spraying rigs. The report contradicts a report from San Mateo County coroner who had said she was alive until being hit by the vehicles...Read More


New C-27J Cargo Planes Stored In Arizona Boneyard

New C-27J Spartan cargo planes ordered by the U.S. Air Force are being delivered ... directly to a storage "boneyard" in the Arizona desert. There are reportedly nearly a dozen new Spartans sitting on the ramp at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Air Force has spent some $567 million to acquire 21 new Spartans since 2007, but has found that the Air Force does not have missions for many of the aircraft...Read More


FAA Awards $440 Million To Lockheed Martin To Support NAS Integration

Lockheed Martin was recently awarded a $440 million extension from the Federal Aviation Administration to continue to provide support and planning to modernize the National Airspace System. "We've brought resources from across Lockheed Martin together with the FAA's [NAS Integration Support Contract] team to help improve the national airspace in a cost-efficient...Read More 


China Upping Its Game

The People's Liberation Army Air Force and naval aviation is upping its game in most areas: improving training, developing world-class gear, and fielding a lot of it, according to the Air Force's top China airpower watcher. Lee Fuell, with the National Air...Read More 


Bob Hoover To Be Honored At Movie Premier, Gala

The legacy of Robert A. "Bob" Hoover will be celebrated February 21 as the aviation community gathers in Los Angeles, CA to honor Bob's long, successful flying career. Known as the "Gentleman Pilot", Hoover is a World War II combat aviator and Prisoner of War, unparalleled test pilot...Read More


Pacific Fleet Commander Gets Close Look At P-8 Advanced Capabilities

Adm. Harry Harris, Pacific Fleet commander, saw firsthand the advanced capabilities of the P-8A Poseidon on a flight with the War Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, Jan. 24. The P-8A flew an eight-hour maritime surveillance mission over the East China Sea...Read More


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