Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Tues, December 23, 2014                                                  Volume 7, Issue 26



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To Our Friends, Family & Readers        


        From the entire PTI family, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As a company, we have been truly blessed this past year and wish such blessings upon all of you. As each of us prepare to spend Christmas surrounded by our loved ones, please let us keep the men and women of our armed forces, some of whom may not be able to celebrate this joyous time of year with their loved ones. We would also like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to our service members for their sacrifice and dedication in keeping our country safe. 


Warm Regards,


The PTI Team  




Boeing, Avianca Celebrate Delivery Of Airline's First Dreamliner 

Boeing and Avianca celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the Latin American carrier, helping the airline stay at the forefront of technology in the region."The addition of the first Boeing 787-8 to Avianca's fleet is a milestone for commercial aviation and for our airline, which strives to bring the most advanced aviation technology to our passengers," said Avianca President and CEO Fabio Villegas Ramirez...Read More


Boeing Breaks Ground In St. Louis For New Composites Center

Construction is underway in St. Louis for a new 367,000-square-foot facility in which Boeing will build parts for the newest member of its 777 commercial airplanes family, the 777X. About 700 new jobs will be created for the 777X work. Construction should be complete in 2016, with work on 777X wing and empennage parts starting in 2017. The facility is an expansion of Boeing's current tooling center at the site and will contain six autoclaves...Read More


Boeing Selects Rockwell Collins For Multiple 777X Components

Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract by Boeing to provide its next-generation, large-format flight displays, integrated surveillance system and select flight control systems as standard equipment on the Boeing 777X. This contract is in addition to Rockwell Collins' previously announced award to provide the Flight Control Module for the 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics fly-by-wire system...Read More


NASA's Orion Arrives Back At Kennedy 

After traveling more than 3,600 miles above Earth and 600 miles over sea, NASA's Orion spacecraft completed the final leg of its journey by land Thursday, arriving home at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft's cross-country return, a 2,700 mile road trip from Naval Base San Diego to Kennedy, sets the stage for in-depth analysis...Read More


B-29 'Doc' Won't Fly Before Spring
The group restoring an historic B-29 Superfortress dubbed "Doc" had hoped to fly the big warbird in December, the 70th anniversary of it rolling off the assembly line in 1944. But that flight has been pushed into the spring of 2015 as the inevitable problems cropped up as they will in a project that size. The Wichita Eagle reports that, according to Jim Murphy, the project's program manager...Read More

Hawaiian Airlines Finalizes A330-800neo Order
Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in July of this year, Hawaiian Airlines has finalized an order for six A330-800neo aircraft. The agreement adds yet another name to the growing list of launch customers for the new aircraft type. The new commitment replaces a previous order placed by Hawaiian for six A350-800s."The A330-800neo is an aircraft which meets all of our needs...Read More

Dassault Ultra-Long-Range Falcon 8X Is Unveiled At Bordeaux-Merignac

Dassault Aviation today rolled back the curtains on the ultra long range Falcon 8X, the company's new flagship and the latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family. Unveiled at Dassault's Bordeaux-Merignac facility before an audience of customers, operators, industrial partners and representatives of certification authorities...Read More

American Increases Flight Attendant Wages

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) agreed to restore about $81 million in pay raises lost by flight attendants when they rejected a proposed contract last month. The accord was reached in a meeting today between American executives including Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker and leaders of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. The wage increase originally was part of a five-year contract defeated last month by 16 votes out of 16,000 ballots cast...Read More

NOAA/NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Brighten Cities
With a new look at daily data from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, a NASA scientist and colleagues have identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons - Christmas and New Year's in the United States and the holy month of Ramadan in the Middle East. Around many major U.S. cities, nighttime lights shine 20...Read More

U.S. airlines employed 539,501 full-time equivalent workers in Oct. 2014, 0.8% more than the 535,413 full-time equivalent employees recorded in Oct. 2013. The job gains were at major carriers, which collectively saw a 1.1% jump in employment...Read More

The delay is due to a poor design by Boeing for the wiring bundles needed for the aircraft. The original design lacked required safe separation for some of the wiring as required by the Air Force; Boeing discovered the problem and reported it to the government. The first flight test window for the 767-2C - which includes wiring, plumbing, doors and floors - is set for Dec. 27 with a backup one day later...Read More

Rockwell Collins Selected By NASA For Single-Pilot Operations Study
NASA has selected Rockwell Collins as the lead research firm for its Single Pilot Operation program. The research is exploring concepts and technology for crew capacity, ground support and automation on commercial airliners. The contract, which is already in effect, will continue through Sept. 30, 2015, with potential follow-on awards for additional research. "The aviation industry has been looking at the potential for single-pilot operations for quite...Read More 


American Airlines Announces Bonus-Miles Promotion For Business, First-Class Travelers 

American Airlines announced Monday that its frequent flyer program will offer bonus miles on first and business class tickets throughout 2015. The airline's promotion provides bonus miles in addition to base mileage and elite status/class of service bonuses that customers normally earn. The amount of bonus miles earned will depend on the customer's elite status level and the length of the flight...Read More


Boeing To Repurchase $12B In Stock, Boost Dividends 

Boeing Co. plans to boost its quarterly dividend by 25%, and also announced plans to buy back $12 billion in shares. Dividends will increase from 73 cents a share to 91 cents a share. "Strong operating performance across our business continues to generate significant cash flow and financial strength for Boeing," said Jim McNerney, chairman and CEO for Boeing...Read More 


Marines Propose Rapidly Mobile F-35 Operations

An ambitious plan to move short-takeoff, vertical-landing (Stovl) Lockheed Martin F-35BJoint Strike Fighter units rapidly between multiple temporary bases-to protect both the aircraft and U.S. Navy amphibious-warfare ships from theater-range guided ballistic and cruise missiles-is being explored by the U.S. Marine Corps and was the focus of an October wargame...Read More


Boeing, Jetlines Announce Order For Five 737 MAX 7s 

Boeing and Jetlines have announced an order for five 737 MAX 7s as the new Canadian ultra-low cost carrier builds its future fleet. The order, valued at $438 million at current list prices, includes purchase rights for an additional 16 737 MAXs. "This agreement with Boeing is a major milestone for Jetlines," said Jim Scott, CEO of Jetlines. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Boeing and look forward to introducing the 737 MAX 7...Read More  


Republic Airways To Expand Partnership With Delta Air Lines

Republic Airways Holdings has reached an amendment to its Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Delta Air Lines to operate nine additional 69-seat E170 aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to be placed into service between the 3rd quarter of 2015 and the 2nd quarter of 2016 and will operate for a term of six years per aircraft.In addition, the Company and Delta...Read More

F-35 MRO&U Assignments Made By DoD
The Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the European Region. The assignments were based on data compiled and analyzed by the F-35 Joint Program Office that was collected from European Partners and their industries. These initial MRO&U assignments will support near-term engine and airframe F-35 overseas operations and maintenance...Read More


N.C.-Based Marine Flies Rescue Pets To New Homes In Spare Time

Mark Avellino is a Marine staff sergeant based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He earned his pilot's license in 2011, and started volunteering with Pilots N Paws flying rescued dogs and cats to new homes after finding the organization on the Internet. "I choose to volunteer for these flights through Pilots N Paws because it provides an opportunity to utilize the talents which God has given me in order to serve others and animals," said Avellino...Read More


2015 Looks Good For U.S. Airlines

Travel industry experts say U.S. airlines will likely enjoy a profitable 2015, with strong demand and increased efficiency due in large part to healthy competition between the airlines. "2015 is poised to be one of the best, if not the best, years for the U.S. airline business," said Henry Harteveldt of Atmosphere Research Group...Read More


American Airlines Group, Flight Attendants Reach Deal 

American Airlines Group announced last week that it had reached an agreement with the union representing its flight attendants. The carrier and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants reached consensus on a joint bargaining agreement that will take effect on Jan. 1. The carrier also plans to receive 500 new aircraft through 2022 to update its fleet...Read More 


Report Issued On Learjet Crash In The Bahamas 

The Learjet 35A that crashed near Freeport Bahamas on November 9 was operating as a charter flight when, during an instrument approach to Runway 06 at Grand Bahamas International Airport, the aircraft clipped a crane and hit the ground. All nine people aboard the airplane received fatal injuries, and the aircraft was destroyed. In its preliminary report, the Air Accident Investigation & Prevention Unit of the Bahamas said the airplane...Read More


Rolls-Royce Begins Building First A350-1000 Flying Testbed Engine  

As production of the Trent XWB-84 accelerates for the Airbus A350-900, Rolls-Royce is ramping up manufacturing work on the initial test batch of the more powerful XWB-97 variant for the stretched A350-1000...Read More


Sisters Share JetBlue Cockpit For The First Time 

Here's a great story from the JetBlue blog. It's pretty well known that women have historically been underrepresented in the field of aviation. Currently only  4% of commercial pilots are women. JetBlue says that while they're proud that their own representative number of female pilots is higher at 5+%, they know there's a lot of room to increase the representation of women in the cockpit...Read More 

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