Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Wed, January 7, 2015                                                 Volume 8, Issue 1



JT15D-4/4B6224712403500For Sale$325,000.00


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Boeing, Airbus, Korean Air Join To Bid For KF-X 

SYDNEY - Airbus and Boeing are jointly attempting to unseat Lockheed Martin from South Korea's KF-X indigenous fighter program, offering technology from Europe that could not be supplied from U.S. sources, industry officials say. With Korean Airlines as the local partner, the pair are likely to be proposing the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet as a base design for the KF-X...Read More


Boeing: Production Hikes Will Mean More Workers 

Boeing says it is looking forward to hiring new workers and ramping up production after a record year for the company. And the optimism comes despite some analysts forecasting a potential economic downturn in the coming years. The Seattle Times reports that the planemaker plans large increases in production in the coming year, and that a large number of workers are looking at...Read More


J-10B, F-35 Nearing In-Service Debuts 

The U.S.-led Lockheed Martin F-35project will continue to dominate the -direction of the global fighter market-including investments by allies and potential adversaries-for 2015, with  several key milestones along the way to mark its progress. However, new fighters in China and Russia are also nearing their in-service dates, which will provide alternatives to countries that might not want to rely on the Pentagon...Read More


Community Pledges Support For Girl Who Survived Plane Crash 

A seven-year-old girl who survived the crash of a Piper Seneca that killed four of her family members on Friday is recovering from her injuries as her local community rallies to support her both financially and emotionally. Sailor Gutzler was flying with her family back home to Illinois...Read More


American, Pilots Union Reach Agreement On Wage Hike 

The Allied Pilots Association, which represents pilots at American Airlines, agreed to a tentative contract with the carrier. "We are pleased our pilots will have a chance to vote on a contract that provides an immediate 23 percent pay increase and recognizes their contributions at American," said Casey Norton, a spokesman for American...Read More 

Tuskegee Airmen Receive The 2014 Omar N. Bradley 'Spirit of Independence Award'
The Tuskegee Airmen were recognized for their courage and valor in combat, as they helped pave the way for racial integration in the armed services, by receiving the 2014 Omar N. Bradley "Spirit of Independence Award" in a ceremony held at the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. Representing the Tuskegee Airmen at the ceremony were Homer Hogues and Calvin Spann. According to the Spirit of Independence Award...Read More 

Delta Air Lines Reaches Ground-Breaking Agreement With Pilots

Delta Air Lines has issued a ground-breaking promise to its pilots, assuring them that its international operations will always be larger than those of partner Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. The deal also assures pilots that Delta will not outsource flights to Virgin...Read More

AirAsia QZ8501: Search Efforts To Find Flight Data Recorders Resume

The search mission to find the flight data recorders from the crashed AirAsia passenger plane has resumed, as weather conditions improve over the Java Sea. Flight QZ8501 was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore on 28 December when it disappeared from radar.Search teams have recovered 37 bodies but the remains of most victims are thought to still be in the plane.Bad weather has hampered attempts to reach large objects thought to be the...Read More

Missing Aircraft: Flight-Tracking, Data-Streaming Back On The Agenda

A debate about the need for global flight-tracking and data streaming is back on the airwaves after AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared from radar on Dec. 28 and the Airbus A320's emergency locator transmitters failed to emit signals before entering the Java Sea. Questions as to how and why a state-of-the-art aircraft can "vanish" in the first place are being raised again, just seven months...Read More

U.S. Navy Assists In Search For AirAsia Victims

The United States Navy has deployed two San Diego, California-based combat ships to aid in the search and recovery efforts for AirAsia Flight QZ8501. Both ships will remain in the Java Sea until their assistance is no longer required by the Indonesian authorities, which are leading the...Read More

Official: Sonar may have detected wreckage from AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Indonesian searchers battled bad weather Wednesday in their efforts to find more remains from AirAsia Flight QZ8501, a day after the first signs of debris were spotted. There was conflicting information about whether any parts of the plane had been located underwater. One search official told CNN that he believes sonar equipment has detected wreckage from the plane at the bottom of...Read More

Customer Places Firm Order For 24 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft

An unnamed airline has placed a firm order for 24 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $1.14 billion. "Bombardier sets the benchmark for aircraft in this category. With its demonstrated reliability and low fuel consumption, the CRJ900 NextGen regional is recognized as the most cost-efficient jet aircraft in its class," said Ray Jones...Read More

Pilot Error Blamed For 2013 Accident In Minnesota

The NTSB has released a probable cause report from an accident that occurred October 28, 2013, that resulted in the fatal injury of the pilot of a Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer. Pilot error is cited as the cause of the accident. According to the report, the pilot was flying his airplane to a hunting location. No one witnessed the departure or accident. A postaccident examination of the accident site indicated that the airplane departed the runway and then...Read More


Gone West: Tuskegee Airmen Gerald Adwin Dupre Sr., Lowell Steward

We learned late this month of the passing of two more Tuskegee Airmen during the month of December. Lowell Steward (pictured) passed away at the age on 95 in Ventura, CA December 17. NPR reports that, according to his family, he died at a hospital in Ventura following an unspecified illness. Steward joined the Army Air Corps just after graduating Santa Barbara College in 1941, He flew 143 missions in airplanes...Read More


Luke Returns F-16Ds To Flight After Longeron Repair 

Air Force officials removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight earlier this summer after discovering cracks along the canopy sill longeron between the front and rear pilot seats. The longeron is a major structural component that carries significant loads during dynamic flight operations of the F-16. Of the 82 aircraft, 32 belong to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base...Read More 


Southwest Employee Entertains Passengers 

A Southwest Airlines gate agent went above and beyond to entertain passengers and enhance the travel experience. The gate agent sang "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "For Once in My Life" to passengers prior to the flight departing for Phoenix. "It was a fun time for all onboard," wrote passenger Remy Guercio....Read More 


FAA Proposes $317,500 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

The FAA is proposing a $317,500 civil penalty against United Airlines, Inc. of Chicago, IL for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that on January 19, 2013, United mechanics removed and replaced a nose landing gear wheel and tire on a Boeing 767 without installing a required axle washer. The Boeing...Read More


AirTran Takes Final Bow With Last Scheduled Flight
AirTran Airways completed its final flight on Sunday from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. Southwest Airlines acquired AirTran in 2011. "As we've grown in both the domestic and international markets, I can't help but think about all the doors the AirTran acquisition has opened for Southwest Airlines," said Southwest CEO Gary Kelly...Read More


Fla. Airport Predicts Increase In Flights To Cuba

Tampa International Airport expects to see an increase in flights to Cuba after the U.S. normalized relations with Cuba. Tampa, Fla., has the third-largest Cuban population in the U.S. The airport currently offers service to Cuba via charters backed by American Airlines and Jet Blue Airways...Read More


Large-Cabin Aircraft To Dominate Business Jet Sales

Once upon a time it was enough for a manufacturer to have one high-end jet at the top of their business-aircraft product line. But the resiliency of "heavy metal" sales through the prolonged business aviation downturn following the market collapse in 2009 has changed that. The salami-slicing of market sectors that began with light jets has come to the large-cabin category...Read More


Innovating For Airpower 

The future of airpower, according to Air Force officials and top scholars at a November airpower symposium hosted by RAND Corp. and the Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, is entirely reliant on the minds of future airmen. Officials said that in the strategies USAF is using to achieve desired outcomes, there must be a fundamental shift away from being married to processes, and the...Read More


Rising Safety

The Air Force called Fiscal 2014 its best ever in flight safety, with the fewest aircraft lost to in-flight accidents. This record, which spanned from Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014, came in spite of flying the oldest aircraft in the service's history and two-plus decades of near-continuous combat. A high number of fatalities dimmed the achievement, however...Read More


Back In Black

With fewer permanent American installations overseas, national military strategy now puts greater emphasis on frequent engagement with friendly and allied nations, usually in the form of short-term joint military exercises. The approach has been summed up as "places instead of bases." Remarkably, although the US and Australia have been fast friends and military partners for decades, joint exercises on Australian soil...Read More



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