Precision Turbines, Inc.
Wed, March 5, 2014                                                  Volume 7, Issue 5  





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Indian Carriers To Place Boeing Orders, Sources Say

Jet Airways Ltd. and SpiceJet Ltd., both based in India, plan to place major orders for Boeing aircraft, sources say. The carriers plan to order aircraft worth up to $8.3 billion at list prices, although they may receive discounts from the manufacturer...Read More


FAA Seeks New Safety Measures For Boeing 737 Planes - Report

The Federal Aviation Administration wants cockpit automation fixes in nearly 500 Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 planes to ensure pilots have adequate safeguards if airspeed falls too low, particularly during landing approaches, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday...Read More 


Rolls Royce Engine Upgrade Saves Air Force $2B

Rolls Royce completed the first flight test involving its upgraded T56 jet engine for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) WP-3D aircraft, showing a reduction in fuel use of over 13 percent...Read More    


U.S. Carriers Install Winglets To Cut Down On Fuel Costs

Several U.S. carriers are installing winglets on planes to reduce drag, which in turn cuts down on fuel consumption. "Anything we can do to save fuel, we're all over it. ... They're a huge deal for us," said Ron Baur, fleet vice president at United Airlines. Although winglets can cost $1 million per aircraft to install...Read More



ALPA: Pilot Shortage is All About the Money 

Amid all the talk of a pilot shortage, the Air Line Pilots Association Int'l (ALPA) says that it will only exist if U.S. airlines fail to provide qualified pilots with career potential, adequate livable wages, and benefits. Although some within the airline industry blame the new pilot qualifications...Read More 


U.S. Carriers Named To Fortune's Most Admired Companies List

Several U.S. carriers were recognized by Fortune as being among most admired companies in the world for 2014. Carriers making the list include Delta, FedEx, Southwest, and UPS. The CEOs for each of the carriers attributed the honor to the hard work and exceptional customer service of their respective employees...Read More

Republic CEO: No Plans To Acquire Jets From American

Brian Bedford, the chairman and CEO of Republic Airways, said he has no plans to acquire jets from American Airlines. Last week, an analyst predicted that Republic might pick up jets that were previously destined for American Eagle. "We're not having any conversations with American about additional growth," Bedford said. "Our focus is on fulfilling our current obligations we currently have," he continued...Read More


Business Travelers Can Benefit From Change In Loyalty Programs, Expert Says

Business travelers can benefit from recent changes in frequent-flier programs, experts say. Tim Winship, editor of, said business travelers can maximize points under a new model based on how much fliers spend, rather than how far they travel...Read More


End Of The Road For U-2 And A-10? 

Deep cuts in military spending ordered by the Obama Administration would reduce American military forces to their lowest level since before World War II and signal the end of the line for two iconic military aircraft, the high-flying Lockheed U-2 spyplane and tank-busting...Read More

AA, US Airways To Issue Profit-Sharing Bonuses To Workers

American Airlines and US Airways will give employees profit-sharing bonuses in March. "Eligible employees of legacy American will share a total of $85 million and legacy US Airways employees will share a total of $124 million," American Airlines Group said in a Q&A sent to employees...Read More


Rolls-Royce Says It Could Build Engines For A330, A380

Rolls-Royce is talking to Airbus about the possibility of building fuel-efficient engines for the A330 and A380. "Any solution they want to go for, we will have a solution for them," said Eric Schulz, president of civil large engines for Rolls-Royce. Airbus is considering re-engining the A330, but has not announced a final decision yet...Read More


Airbus To Raise A320 Family Production To 46 A Month By Q2 2016

Airbus has decided to increase production of its single-aisle aircraft family to 46 a month in Q2 2016, up from the current rate 42. The new higher production rate will be achieved gradually, with an intermediate step at 44 aircraft per month in Q1 2016...Read More


US Airways, American FAs To Join Forces For 'Historic' Bargaining Agreement

US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have voted to ratify an Agreement on Bargaining and Representation between AFA and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) along with a Negotiations Protocol Agreement with American Airlines management...Read More


Airman Saves Raptor from Flames

A1C Michael Underwood saved an F-22 from severe damage, or outright destruction, when he acted quickly to put out a brake fire after the airplane had just returned to JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, according to a base release. "When it happened, I basically acted on instinct," said Underwood, an assistant dedicated crew chief with Elmendorf's 525th Aircraft Maintenance Unit...Read More 


Pilot Calmly Lands Plane After Bird Shatters Windshield

After a bird shattered the windshield of Rob Weber's Piper Saratoga, he declared an emergency and set up for a straight-in approach at Page Field in Fort Myers, Fla. Weber suffered a minor cut in the incident, but landed the plane normally and taxied to the hangar area. He said he'd like to get the windshield replaced as soon as possible so he can get back in the air...Read More


Skymark Airlines Becomes First Japanese A330 Operator

Skymark Airlines' A330s, configured in a very high comfort, all "Green Seat" cabin with 271 seats, will start scheduled flights in April 2014 from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka. Skymark Airlines has also announced plans for A330-300 services from Tokyo Haneda to Sapporo and Naha at a later date...Read More


Air Force One Operating Costs Up Under Obama Administration

Flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force by the legal watchdog organization Judicial Watch show that President Obama incurred $7,396,531.20 in flight expenses alone for his 2013 vacations to Hawaii and Martha's Vineyard and his trip to California to appear on the Jay Leno Show. The records came in response to...Read More


A Strategy For A Vision, Due in June

The Air Staff is working on a comprehensive Air Force strategy document, said Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh. "We've needed one for a while, and it will be done by June," he told attendees of AFA's Air Warfare Symposium here on Thursday. The strategy will have three components, which the Air Force will frequently update, he said...Read More


C-5M To Be Declared Operational

The Air Force will declare initial operational capability with the C-5M Super Galaxy on Friday, according to senior service officials. The declaration means there are sufficient aircraft, training of flight and ground crews, as well as spares on hand both domestically and at forward operating areas to allow the C-5M to go to war if needed...Read More


Airpower And The Demand For Partnership

Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for International Affairs Heidi Grant and the air attaches joining her here at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium on Thursday emphasized two themes: the US Air Force will shrink in size, but retain its capability, and this will demand closer and more creative cooperation with allies...Read More 


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