Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Tuesday, November 11, 2014                                                  Volume 7, Issue 23



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 To All Our Friends & Family


          From all of us here at Precision Turbines, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day. We would ask that you keep the spirit of Veterans Day alive in thinking of the men and women of our armed forces who have served or are currently serving our country to protect and uphold the freedoms to which we so cherish. Being a proud supporter of Wounded Warriors of South Florida and The Air Warrior Courage Foundation, we would encourage those who are able and willing to donate to these two great-veteran oriented charities. It's because of public support that veterans, and their families, coming home can receive financial and emotional support to which they so deserve. Should you know a Veteran or come across one, we would also encourage you to thank them for their service. 


Boeing Donates 787 Dreamliner To Seattle Museum

The Museum of Flight in Seattle received a free Boeing 787 Dreamliner from the manufacturer on Saturday. "By placing this airplane in the Puget Sound area, members of the Boeing team and their families will see it displayed locally, and it will hopefully inspire a new generation of aviation enthusiasts here in Washington state," said Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes...Read More


Boeing Considers Composite Single-Aisle Airliner

Boeing's CEO Jim McNerney said that the company is already considering the airplane that would replace the single-aisle 737 MAX, and it would most likely be a composite-construction airplane. McNerney (pictured in file photo) made the comments at an innovation summit held in Abu Dhabi. And he wasn't particularly vague about it. Reuters quotes McNerney as saying "By 2030, we will have a new airplane...Read More


Boeing, Air Canada Announce Order For Two Additional 777-300ERs

Boeing and Air Canada announced an order today for two additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $660 million at list prices. Air Canada currently operates 23 777s, including 17 777-300ERs and six 777-200LRs (Long Range). "The 777-300ER continues to provide our customers with unmatched economics and efficiencies," said Brad...Read More


A Few Customers Ask For Refunds From Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic says that about 20 of the 700 people who have paid deposits for a flight aboard the company's suborbital space vehicle have asked for refunds, but the company did not say which prospective astronauts have decided against the trip, or why they chose to ask for their money back. The slot for a flight aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft was set at about $250,000. The U.K. newspaper The Guardian reports that Sir Richard Branson's...Read More

NASA Successfully Flies Scale Model Towed Twin-Fuselage Glider Launch System
NASA has successfully flight-tested a prototype twin-fuselage towed glider that could lead to rockets being launched from pilotless aircraft at high altitudes - a technology application that could significantly reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of sending small satellites into space. The first flights of the one-third-scale twin fuselage towed glider took place Oct. 21 from NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California...Read More

First 242 Metric Ton Take-Off Weight A330 Starts Final Assembly

The final assembly of Airbus' first A330 with the new 242 metric ton maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) capability is underway at the A330 Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is currently completing its structural assembly before the cabin integration phase and will be used for certification flight trials. A second aircraft is being assembled in parallel which is destined for entry in service in Q2 2015 with launch customer...Read More

Pilot Killed In Gulf Of Mexico F-16 Crash

Search and rescue teams from the Air Force and Coast Guard have found the remains of the pilot who was flying an F-16 that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday morning about 57 miles off the coast of Panama City, Florida. It is not known whether the pilot attempted to eject from...Read More


China Aircraft Leasing Company Signs MoU For 100 A320 Family Aircraft

China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC), the leading independent aircraft operating lessor in China, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 100 A320 Family aircraft. The commitment comprises 74 A320neo, 16 A320ceo and 10 A321ceo. Including this new commitment, CALC's total order tally with Airbus stands at 140 A320 Family aircraft...Read More


First KC-46 Crews Prepare For Flight Tests

A select few Air Force personnel and civilians attached to the 418th Flight Test Squadron do not know when it will happen, but they know they will be among the first to fly the new KC-46 tanker when it emerges from a hangar at nearby Boeing Field. For now, the group made up of about half military personnel and half civilians is overseeing the test and development of the new tanker...Read More


United Could Buy Bombardier, Embraer Jets

United Airlines is looking at purchasing Embraer E-Jets and/or Bombardier CSeries narrow-body jets. The jets will replace United's fleet of 50-seat regional jets. "We're talking to all the manufacturers," said Megan McCarthy, a spokeswoman for the carrier...Read More

Jim Laris of Masterton, New Zealand, has terminal cancer and wanted to spend his last days at home with his family. He was too sick to travel by car, so the Angel Flight organization arranged for pilot Stuart Clumpas to fly him home in a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle. "My wife had breast cancer three years ago, so I know what it's like. There's a lot of people in the pilot community that would like to give back, and it's a good way to do that...Read More


Orbital Drops AJ-26 After Failure, Looking For Alternate Launcher to ISS

Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to re-engine its Antares launch vehicle and use one or two alternate launch vehicles initially to meet its International Space Station resupply commitments to NASAafter last week's launch failure with an Antares powered by two AerojetRocketdyne AJ-26 engines...Read More

Eastern Air Lines 737-800 Spotted

Eastern Air Lines, a new airline based in Miami, Florida, using the same name and logo as the original Eastern Air Lines that operated 1930-1991, has had its first aircraft painted. The aircraft, a 2006 model 737-800 previously operated by Kenya Airways, was spotted shortly after painting in Shannon, Ireland, on Tuesday...Read More

Gulfstream Implements First Commercial Active Sticks

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has selected BAE Systems to provide active control side sticks for its new G500 and G600 aircraft. This contract marks the first time that this innovative flight technology, which was once reserved for military aircraft, will be implemented on a commercial fleet of planes. "BAE Systems is the world's only provider of flight-worthy active sticks, with more than 25 years of design experience in active...Read More

UAV Market Forecast To Top $10.5 Billion By 2020
A new report forecasts that the UAV market is estimated to be $6.7 billion in 2014, and is expected to register a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 7.73%, to reach $10.573 billion by 2020. The major challenges faced by the UAV market are due to air traffic management, and lack of regulatory policies and procedural issues. The report "UAV Market by...Read More 


American Considers Order For Airbus A321neos

American Airlines is reportedly looking at an order for Airbus A321neos to replace its fleet of Boeing 757s. The long-range A321neo would be suitable for cross-country and trans-Atlantic routes. Peter Warlick, vice president of fleet planning, said the carrier is looking at "the economics and the range and performance capabilities of the long-range version of the A321neo...Read More


F-35C Completes First Arrested Landing Aboard An Aircraft Carrier

The Navy made aviation history Monday as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego. Navy test pilot Cmdr. Tony Wilson landed F-35C test aircraft CF-03 at 12:18 p.m. aboard USS Nimitz's (CVN 68) flight deck. The arrested landing is part of initial at-sea Developmental Testing I (DT-I) for the F-35C...Read More


Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that 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. 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...Read More


Technological Turning Point

Although the Air Force is hard-pressed to keep its edge as it navigates a prolonged period of tight budgets-which have already produced deep cuts in personnel, weapons, and readiness-new technologies offer leap-ahead capabilities which might offset some of the damage. To take advantage, though, USAF will have to efficiently harness industrial innovations and push its acquisition system to respond faster to stiff competition from world adversaries...Read More


First Female C-17 Aircraft Commander Retires

Lt. Col. Debi Rieflin, the first female C-17 aircraft commander, retired Oct. 27 after 31 years in the Air Force and 21 years in the C-17's cockpit, according to a JB Charleston, S.C., release. In 1983 when Rieflin commissioned, the Air Force was only accepting 25 female pilots out of 1,000 available spots. On top of that, only 15 of USAF's 37 Globemaster IIIs at the time that were not designated for combat and the 25 female pilots were only eligible to fly...Read More


WWII Vet Celebrates 90th Birthday By Flying Cessna 172

Al Steiner was age 17 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. His father wouldn't let him join the Navy, so he took flying lessons instead and soloed in 1942. He eventually became a radio operator gunner on a B-24 with the Army Air Corps and later got his medical degree on the GI Bill. Steiner recently celebrated his 90th birthday by flying a Cessna 172. "Flying got in my veins, and it's still there," he said. Houston Community Newspapers...Read More


Bombardier Takes Go-Slow Approach To Learjet 85 Program

Though the Learjet 85 prototype made its public debut at the NBAA Convention two weeks ago and has logged more than 100 hours over 60 flights since its maiden flight in April, Bombardier is still hesitating to pin down an entry-into-service (EIS) date for the all-composite midsize business jet. On Thursday, company president and CEO Pierre Beaudoin made it clear that the...Read More


Citation X+ Offers Higher Performance, New Cockpit And Interior, Says Pilot

Cessna senior pilot Tim Baca and Aviation International News's Matt Thurber flew the Cessna Citation X+. Thurber writes that the airplane is not just an updated model -- it offers better performance, a modern cockpit and a completely new interior...Read More


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