Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Wed, October 15, 2014                                                  Volume 7, Issue 21



JT15D-4/4B6224712403500For Sale$325,000.00


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


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In recent news, PTI is pleased to announce it was recently awarded the DOCAT 3 contract by the United States Air Force. In addition to PTI's current C-38 Program, and PT6A Engine sales and Overhaul contracts, the PTI team will continue providing the USAF the same high quality Contractor Logistics Support staffing solutions and management support required under DOCAT3. The Depot On-site Contract Augmentee Teams 3 (DOCAT3) program supports maintenance and related tasks for Ogden Air Logistics Complex (OO-ALC) Utah and satellite operating locations to include Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), Arizona, Aircraft Maintenance Group (AMXG) Randolph AFB, Texas, Missile Maintenance Group (MMXG) FE Warren, Wyoming, Malmstrom AFB, Montana, and Minot AFB, North Dakota. Representative tasks include, but are not limited to; the modification, maintenance, inspection, corrosion control, overhaul, and repair of various weapon systems, related components, missiles, ground support equipment, and vehicles. The entire PTI team brings more than 100 years of active duty military experience, which has propelled us forward in all of our undertakings as a company and we are very much looking forward to commencing operations on this contract.


USAF Considers JSTARS Replacement

As the Air Force fleet of 16 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) airplanes continues to age, the service is considering several platforms as their replacement.The current JSTARS aircraft are based on Boeing 707 airframes built in the 1960s. And while they were refurbished in the 80s and 90s, they are still old airplanes with the highest number of hours of any aircraft in the Air Force fleet ... yet they carry some of the most modern technology, according to Col. Henry Cyr, Commander of the 461st Air Control...Read More  


Boeing, Virgin Atlantic Celebrate Delivery Of Airline's First 787-9

Virgin Atlantic has become the first European customer to take delivery of a 787-9 Dreamliner, which will operate initially on the airline's London Heathrow to Boston route. Virgin Atlantic's first 787-9 touched down at London's Gatwick Airport Friday following a more than 4,000 nautical mile nonstop flight from Paine Field in Everett, WA. The airplane, named 'Birthday Girl' in reference to the UK carrier's 30th anniversary, is the first of 16 787-9s Virgin Atlantic has ordered from Boeing...Read More


Embraer Completes Delivery Of First Legacy 500 

A Brazilian customer accepted delivery of the first Embraer Legacy 500 business jet. "Our teams developed a revolutionary product, which symbolizes our commitment to offer our customers the most innovative solutions in the industry," said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets...Read More


B-52 Re-Engine Resurfaces As USAF Reviews Studies

The U.S. Air Force is reviewing industry studies of fitting its 50-year-old Boeing B-52 bombers with new commercial-derivative engines, according to Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, commander of the service's Global Strike Command. So far, Wilson said Oct. 9 at a Washington meeting, the Air Force assesses that the change would result in a net cost savings over the remaining life of the B-52s, which are expected to fly until...Read More


UAV Market Worth $10.5 Billion By 2020

The market for UAVs is expected to grow to $10.5 billion by 2020, according to a recently-published report. According to the report "UAV Market by Class (Small, Tactical, Strategic, Special Purpose), Subsystem (Data Link, GCS, Software),  Application (Military, Commercial, Homeland Security), funding (Procurements, RDT&E, O&M), & by Payload - Forecast & Analysis to 2014 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the UAV Market is estimated to be $6.72...Read More


Airbus Patents Bird Strike Avoidance System

Airbus has patented a device it says will help its airplanes avoid bird strikes. The "Method and Device for Scaring Birds Acoustically, In Particular for an Aircraft" is described as "a device for acoustically scaring avian species. The object of such a device is to repel avian species from sensitive zones of human activity by generating acoustic signals."The website reports that, according to Airbus, the system can work both as a ground-based...Read More


CFM's LEAP Engine Takes To The Skies

CFM International's LEAP engine took to the skies for the first time on 6 October on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, California, launching the next phase of testing for the advanced engine program. The engine behaved well and completed multiple aeromechnical test points at various altitudes during the nearly three-hour first flight. Over the next several weeks, the engine will complete a comprehensive test schedule that will gauge engine operability, stall margin...Read More


Embraer Breaks Ground On Assembly Plant In Melbourne, Fla. 

Embraer began construction of a 236,000-square-foot facility in Melbourne, Fla., on Thursday. Workers will assemble Embraer business jets, including the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450, at the new plant. "It's about 2.5 times the size of the existing facility that is there today to support Phenom 100 and 300," said Gary Spulak, president of Embraer Aircraft Holding...Read More 

Airbus Delivers 18th HC-144A Aircraft To USCG
Airbus Defense and Space has delivered the 18th HC-144A Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft to the U.S. Coast Guard. The latest HC-144A will join a fleet of Ocean Sentries operating from Coast Guard Air Stations in Cape Cod, MA; Mobile, AL; Miami, FL; and most recently Corpus Christi, TX. This month Air Station Corpus Christi turned over the maritime patrol mission to the HC-144 after the retirement of the last HU-25 Guardian aircraft...Read More

Embraer Looks To Expand U.S. A-29 Presence
While Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corporation have seen success with the delivery of the first A-29 Super Tucano built in the U.S. for the Afghan Air Force, Teal Group Analyst Richard Aboulafia says that market is likely to be consistent, but limited in its growth potential. Defense News reports that in an effort to ramp up its first military production in the U.S., the company is proposing the airplane for National Guard missions...Read More

CitationJet With Honda Engine

At the CitationJet Pilots Conference in Greenbrier, West Virginia, light jet mod specialist Sierra Industries announced its Sapphire Program, which it calls a "comprehensive suite of improvements" for Cessna CitationJets, from the original through the CJ1+. At the heart of the program...Read More

American Airlines Forecasts Healthy Q3 Operating Margins

It expects to have 1,540 aircraft in its fleet at year's end: 975 in mainline American Airlines and US Airways and 565 at its regional partners. That's up 12 from Dec. 31, 2013: five more mainline jets and seven more regional aircraft. It expects to pay $2.95 to $3 per gallon for fuel in the third quarter just ended, and $2.66 to $2.71 in the fourth quarter. By comparison, American Airlines paid $3.03 per gallon in Q3 2013 and $3.04 per gallon for all of 2013...Read More

Analyst: Airlines Will Continue To Update Fleets 
Modest profitability has enabled airlines to accelerate investment, to the tune of $1 billion per month, in people, products and technology to enhance the travel experience. Robert Stallard, an analyst for RBC Capital Markets, expects carriers to continue buying fuel-efficient aircraft to update fleets...Read More


Ramstein Launches First C-130J Flight To Assist Ebola Outbreak Efforts

Airmen with the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Germany loaded a C-130J Super Hercules with needed supplies and launched their first mission Oct. 7, to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. The team of Airmen flying with the aircraft made stops in Spain, Senegal and Liberia, which is one of the most heavily affected areas of the Ebola outbreak in Africa...Read More


Boeing St. Louis Facility To Supply Parts For New 777X

Boeing will produce 777X parts at its site in St. Louis, MO, bringing back inside the company work that is currently performed at suppliers or performed overseas for the current 777 program, the company said Monday. The design for these parts will be done in St. Louis, Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA) and other Boeing sites. The parts built by the St. Louis team will support 777X work at the composite wing center in Everett, WA...Read More


Navy Realigns Critical Aviation Support Workload

The Navy's Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office (PMA-226) has expanded its mission, taking over management of the F-5 N/F and F-16 A/B adversary aircraft as well as the acquisition of Contracted Air Services (CAS) , a move that became effective Oct. 1, naval officials said. The realignment of the two programs, which were previously executed by Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) Tactical Airlift...Read More


Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

The remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors, according to The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office. Army Air Forces 1st Lts. William D. Bernier, 28, of Augusta, MT, Bryant E. Poulsen, 22, of Salt Lake City, UT, and Herbert V. Young Jr., 23, of Clarkdale, AZ...Read More


American Airlines To Resume LGA Service From Atlanta

American Airlines is resuming service to New York City's LaGuardia Airport from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. A spokeswoman for the carrier said the route represents "a really important market, especially for our business travelers." The service will restart on Jan. 6...Read More


Boeing Forecasts World Air Cargo Traffic To Double In 20 Years

Boeing projects air cargo traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.7 percent over the next 20 years, with global air freight traffic expected to more than double by 2033. The company released its biennial World Air Cargo Forecast at the International Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition."We see strong signs of a recovery as air freight traffic levels continue to strengthen after several years of stagnation," said Randy Tinseth...Read More


Boeing, Alaska Airlines Announce Order For 10 Next-Generation 737-900ERs

Boeing and Alaska Airlines have announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska's all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home. Today's purchase, which brings Alaska's total Boeing jets on order to 74, means the airline's customers will enjoy expanded service from its Seattle hub and a commitment to a locally manufactured fleet of the most fuel efficient airplanes in the market...Read More

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