Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Wed, January 21, 2015                                                 Volume 8, Issue 2



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American Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 787

Representatives from American Airlines accepted delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. "American flight attendants, engineers and a test pilot arrived at Boeing for a long-awaited look at the first 787, and took her for a customer acceptance flight high above Washington state," the carrier told employees in a weekly newsletter...Read More


Boeing, Air Europa Announce Order For 14 787-9 Dreamliners 

Boeing and Air Europa have announced an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. Air Europa now has a combined total of 22 787-8s and 787-9s on order as it continues its transition to an all-Boeing long-haul fleet...Read More


Boeing Fuel Dashboard To Enhance GOL 737 Fleet Operations

Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. have signed an agreement to implement the Boeing Fuel Dashboard solution across GOL's Next-Generation 737 fleet today at the MRO Latin America conference. The Boeing analytics software solution will provide GOL operations teams with greater visibility on current fuel-use trends across the fleet and insights into opportunities for...Read More


Official: AirAsia Jet Climbed Steeply And Stalled 

An analysis of radar data from the AirAsia Airbus A320 that crashed near Indonesia earlier this month points to a steep climb and aerodynamic stall that caused the jetliner to go out of control and plummet into the Java Sea, a government official said. Indonesian Transportation...Read More


Divers Find Black Boxes from AirAsia QZ8501 

The massive search in the Java Sea for AirAsia flight QZ8501 has at last borne fruit that takes the investigation a large step closer to solving the questions behind the crash of the Airbus A320-200 on December 28. The cockpit voice recorder, which contains the last two hours of conversation between...Read More


Delta Air Lines Surpasses Analysts' Estimates On Q4 Earnings 

Delta Air Lines reported a profit of 78 cents per share for the fourth quarter, surpassing analysts' estimates of 77 cents per share. "As we begin 2015, we have a significant opportunity from lower fuel prices, which will drive more than $2 billion in fuel savings over 2014," said Delta CEO Richard Anderson...Read More 

Bombardier Pauses Learjet 85 Program; Will Lay Off 1,000 Workers

Bombardier announced Jan. 15 that it is pausing its long-delayed Learjet 85 mid-sized business jet program because of weak market demand for the aircraft and a downward revision in the company's market forecast. As a result, Bombardier will reduce its workforce by about 1,000 employees in Wichita and Queretaro, Mexico. The move reflects...Read More

727 And The Birth Of Boeing's 'Family' Plan
The aircraft's distinctive T-tail, clustered rear-engined configuration and clean wing were unlike anything seen before from the Boeing stable. The photos accompanying the special, including the cover, therefore focus heavily on these features to illustrate the radical new shape. Our correspondent, David Anderton, also went out of his way to explain in-depth the features of the new wing, in particular the sophisticated high-lift...Read More

The 707 Is 60

Franklin Roosevelt called Dec 7, 1941 - a Day of Infamy. July 15, 1954, was a Day of  Monumental Change.  Aviation change, that is.  World change.  Today is the Anniversary of that event - an event that changed the course of commercial aviation, the world, and certainly of the Boeing Airplane Company.

It is the 60th Anniversary of the First Flight of the 707 Prototype - the Dash 80.  The product of a bunch of engineers who probably lived in...Read More

Bomber Force Prepares For New B-52 Bomb Bay Upgrade Testing

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H Stratofortress fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Boeing, and now Edwards AFB, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the bombers newest upgrade. This new upgrade comes in the form of a Conventional Rotary Launcher...Read More

Embraer Delivers 30 Commercial, 52 Executive Jets In Last Quarter Of 2014
Embraer delivered 30 commercial and 52 business jets, 38 light and 14 large jets, during the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), thus closing out the year with 92 airplanes delivered to the commercial airline market and 116 to the executive aviation market, that is, 92 light and 24 large jets. On December 31, the firm order backlog stood at $20.9 billion. The quarter highlights in the commercial aviation segment were the confirmation of a firm order for...Read More


Airbus To Put Production Emphasis On A320

Soft demand for the Airbus A330 has Airbus admitting that it may slow production of the larger airliner in favor of the popular A320 line, according to a report from Reuters. Airbus is likely to raise production rates on the single-aisle airliner sooner rather than later, and the European planemaker did best rival Boeing in orders in 2014 but lagged behind in deliveries, according to the report. Speaking at an annual news conference...Read More

Video: NASA Advances Single-Pilot Airliner Possibilities 

Senior Avionics & Safety Editor John Croft looks at the airliner flight deck of the future, which might feature one seat in the cockpit for a captain and one on the ground, occupied by  "super dispatcher" or first officer...Read More

Mitsubishi Regional Jet Starts Full-Scale Tests toward First Flight


C-17 Damaged By Fire At Wright-Patterson AFB 

A fire damaged a C-17 Globemaster cargo plane that was preparing for takeoff from Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio on January 7th, causing an estimated $300,000 in damage to the airplane. None of the crew of 11 was injured, according to Air Force officials. The Dayton Daily News reports that the fire began during startup of the number 3 engine about 1730 EST. Base officials responded to the scene. Acting Wing Commander...Read More  


Airbus Announces 2015 Pricing Structure 

Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 3.27 per cent across the product line. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2015. The 3.27 per cent price increase has been calculated according to Airbus' standard escalation formula over the January 2014 to January 2015 period, and enables Airbus to continue to enhance its profitability...Read More


First 242 Metric Ton Take-Off Weight A330 Completes 1st Flight

The first 242 metric ton Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the A330 has successfully completed its maiden flight, landing back in Toulouse-Blagnac Airport following a flight lasting 3 hours and 30 minutes. Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Head of Programmes said: "I congratulate the whole team in charge of the A330 242 tonnes weight variant for making this day happen ahead of schedule...Read More


Gone West: Spitfire Airshow Pilot Gerald 'Jerry' Billing

One of the premier Spitfire airshow pilots to fly on the North American circuit has Gone West. Gerald 'Jerry' Billing passed away January 9, according to the blog According to his official website, Billing served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during WWII, during which time he flew over 250 combat sorties in the Supermarine Spitfire. He served in the RCAF until 1964, and was a member of the Blue Devils...Read More


U.K. Could Change How Aircraft Are Prioritized For Landing

Air traffic controllers in the U.K. could in the future prioritize flights per airlines' request rather than on a first-come, first-served basis. Planes carrying a high number of premium travelers or passengers with connecting flights could theoretically receive priority for takeoff or landing under the new system...Read More


Belgium Seeks More Information For F-16 Replacement Project  

The Air Combat Capability Successor Program Preparation Survey document, published on Jan. 8, follows on from a survey last June sent to the government agencies requesting information from the five perceived successors: Lockheed Martin's F-35, the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, the Eurofighter Typhoon, Dassault's Rafale and the Saab Gripen...Read More


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