Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, February 19 , 2014                                                  Volume 7, Issue 4  





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Boeing Upgrades French E-5F

Boeing has completed the Mid-Life Upgrade on the first of four E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft for the French Air Force.  The upgrade was completed as part of a 2010 Foreign Military Sale between the U.S. government and the French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA)...Read More 


Boeing, Cargolux Airlines Finalize Order For Additional 747-8 Freighter

"The Cargolux Board of Directors approved the order of our 14th 747-8 Freighter almost 35 years to the day that the airline took delivery of its first 747 Freighter ever," said Richard Forson, interim president and CEO of Cargolux. "This shows how pleased we, as an all-747 cargo operator, are with the performance...Read More 


Boeing Delivers First Peace Eagle Aircraft To Turkish Armed Forces

Boeing is helping Turkey improve its self-defense capabilities with the recent delivery of the first Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) now has advanced airborne surveillance and battle management capabilities, and can simultaneously track airborne and maritime targets, with the first of four AEW&C aircraft it has received from Boeing...Read More 


Norwegian To Acquire Four Additional Dreamliners

Norwegian has signed an agreement to acquire four new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This means that the company has ordered 14 wide-body aircraft in total; three of which are already in service. The 787-9 is larger than the 787-8 that Norwegian currently operates on its long-haul routes...Read More 


Boeing, Nok Air Announce Commitment To Order 737 MAXs, Next-Generation 737s

Boeing and Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Nok Air) announced at the Singapore Airshow a commitment to order eight Next-Generation 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s. The commitment, valued at $1.45 billion at list prices, will establish Nok Air as the first airline in Thailand to operate the 737 MAX...Read More 

Boeing To Locate New 777X Composite Wing Center In Everett

In a move that's really not much of a surprise, Boeing has picked its Everett, WA, site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. Boeing evaluated criteria that were designed to find the wing fabrication location that would best support the 777X business plan. The new composite wing center will be located north of the Everett factory and will sustain thousands of Puget Sound area jobs for years to come...Read More 

Bombardier Holding Off On Learjet 85 Schedule Until Flight Tests

Bombardier executives report that the first flight of its all-new Learjet 85 is "very close," but the manufacturer does not plan to determine a certification and delivery schedule until the aircraft has flown for a few months.

While the company makes final preparations for the first flight, it continues to progress toward certification this year of the Challenger 350 and final designs for its top-of-the-line Global 7000 and 8000 programs...Read More 

Cessna Citation Latitude Prototype Makes Successful First Flight

The highly-anticipated Citation Latitude midsize business jet made a successful first flight Tuesday. The first flight of the Citation Latitude tested flaps, landing gear, pressurization systems, anti-ice capabilities, stability and control. The test flight reached an altitude of 28,000 feet and attained speeds of 230 mph. Cessna flight engineers said all systems are performing as expected...Read More 


Southwest CEO: AirTran Brand Will Fly Into Sunset By End Of Year

Southwest Airlines is continuing its merger with AirTran Airways - which operates its main hub in Atlanta -just taking longer than anticipated, reports WABE. 

When the deal was announced in 2010, Dallas-based Southwest never hinted the integration would be quick. But it was expected to be completed in early 2014, the station says...Read More 


American Partners With Universities For Pilot Training 

American Airlines has entered into partnerships with 20 universities for pilot training, including the University of Oklahoma. "I've always known I wanted to fly all my life," said Scott Shankland Jr., 18. "With the pipeline program, if it was offered at another university and OU didn't offer it, I probably wouldn't have gone." American plans to hire 1,500 pilots over the next five years...Read More 

TSA Opens PreCheck Application Centers Near Boston 

Passengers near Boston can now apply for PreCheck from the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA is opening PreCheck application centers in Bourne, Dorchester and Waltham, Mass. The expedited security screening program requires an application, fingerprints and background check...Read More 


Ethiopian Airliner Co-Pilot Hijacks 767, Seeks Asylum

The plane was en route to Rome when the co-pilot hijacked the airplane and diverted it to Geneva. The U.K. newspaper The Mail reports that after landing the airplane, the co-pilot climbed out the window of the cockpit on a rope and surrendered to Swiss police, saying he was seeking asylum in the European country...Read More 


American, The World's Largest Airline, Sets Its Sights On Gold

Since its merger with US Airways in December, American Airlines Group has seen its stock rise by 42%. "We're off to a great start," CEO Doug Parker said. "The teams are working extremely well together, both at the management level and all of our employees out in the field...Read More 

Republic Airways, Pilots Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Republic Airways Holdings and its pilots union reached a tentative deal on Friday for a four-year contract. Members of the Teamsters union are expected to vote on the contract next month. The union represents more than 2,200 pilots at the carrier, which also includes Chautauqua and Shuttle America...Read More 


A4A: Airlines' Proactive Approach Minimizes Winter Storm Effect On Customers

Winter storms have prompted more than 77,000 flight cancellations so far this year. However, airlines have started canceling flights earlier to minimize passenger inconvenience, including lengthy waits at airports. "By proactively canceling flights, you can minimize the impacts on your customers," said Jean Medina, a spokeswoman for Airlines for America...Read More 


FAA: We Plan To Hire Thousands Of Air Traffic Controllers

The Federal Aviation Administration said the agency plans to hire 10,000 air traffic controllers over the next 10 years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, meet age requirements and be willing to relocate to one of 315 FAA sites across the U.S. Applicants must also display "three years of progressively responsible work experience, or a Bachelor's degree, or a combination of education and work experience that totals three years...Read More 


Blog: Airlines Should Boost Pay For Pilots

The Air Line Pilots Association said there is not a pilot shortage because many qualified American pilots flying overseas would like to return home. "Airlines, rather than cry about a mythical shortage, need to rethink how they run their businesses," writes blogger Stephen Pope. "Here's a suggestion: Pay pilots what they deserve...Read More 


Deal To Power Future C-130J Aircraft Hits $1 Billion

Rolls-Royce has completed a long-term agreement with Lockheed Martin worth up to $1 billion to deliver approximately 600 engines to power future C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The agreement secures the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 as the engine of choice for all variants of the C-130J to 2025. The engine agreement will service US Government and International contract requirements...Read More 


American Eagle Shops Regional Carriers Following Union Vote

The rejection of a 10-year contract by the American Eagle pilot's Master Executive Council (MEC) leaves the main airline with "no choice but to begin looking for another regional carrier," according to a letter sent to all Eagle employees. The rejection by the MEC means that the 3,000 line pilots who fly for American Eagle will not vote on the contract...Read More


Commercial Aircraft PMA Market To Be Worth Over $15.4 Billion In 2014

New research indicates that the commercial aircraft parts manufacture approval (PMA) market is set to be worth $15.473 billion in 2014. The commercial aircraft PMA market offers a unique range of opportunities and challenges which will assume ever greater prominence in the years to come. Companies involved with commercial aircraft who...Read More 


Boeing, Air France Industries Successfully Complete Major AWACS Modification

Boeing and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) have successfully completed the Mid-Life Upgrade modification on the first of four E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft for the French Air Force. The upgrade is part of a Foreign Military Sale in 2010 between France's Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) and the U.S. government...Read More 


Long-Legged Reaper's First Jaunt

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' MQ-9 Reaper extended-range variant took to the skies for the first time on Feb. 12, company spokeswoman Kimberly Kasitz told the Daily Report. This configuration features two external fuel pods to increase the remotely piloted aircraft's endurance. On Feb. 5, the Air Force awarded a contract worth up to $117.2 million for the company to supply 38 MQ-9s with the fuel tanks by July 2016, according to the Pentagon's...Read More

Air Guard Pilot Hits 1,000 Flight Hours in F-22

Lt. Col. Michael Schaner recently became the first Air National Guard pilot to amass 1,000 flight hours in the F-22, and the third Raptor pilot overall to achieve this feat, according to a release from JB Langley-Eustis, Va. Schaner, assistant director of operations for the Virginia Air Guard's 149th Fighter Squadron at Langley, reached this milestone during...Read More 


JetBlue Launches Service to Savannah/Hilton Head From New York and Boston

JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today launches service from both Boston's Logan International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The popular southern destination is the 83rd city in JetBlue's route network and is the airline's 50th nonstop destination from Boston. JetBlue is the only airline to fly nonstop between Savannah/ Hilton Head and Boston...Read More 


Airbus Weighs Pros, Cons For Re-Engine Of A330neo

Airbus said it will make a decision in 2014 on whether to re-engine the A330neo or perform other engineering tasks to improve performance. "To put new engines on the wings, it's a big job. It's not a decision you're going to make quickly or easily. It's a significant engineering task," said Tom Williams, executive vice president of programs for Airbus...Read More


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