Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Wed, March 18, 2015                                                 Volume 8, Issue 6



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Boeing Expresses Optimism About Future Of Hornet, Growler 

A senior Boeing official says that the company is optimistic about extending production of both the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fighters beyond 2017, when the programs are scheduled to sunset.Dan Gillian, who leads the Hornet and Growler programs for Boeing, said in an interview with Reuters that the planemaker is looking at a likely order from Denmark in June or July, and that another order could come from a Middle Eastern country in the second quarter of this year. Gillian said Boeing will need to...Read More


Boeing Updates NATO AWACS With 21st Century Flight Deck, Avionics 

Boeing recently completed the first flight of a NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with modern flight deck and avionics systems that replace 1970s-era analog systems. During the two-hour flight on Dec. 31 testers evaluated five full-color glass displays with customizable engine, navigation and radar data. The systems performed better than expected and the program will now enter an extensive flight test qualification...Read More 


Boeing Is On Track For A 737 Production Boost In 2018 

Boeing Co is well-positioned to hit record production targets for its popular 737 jetliner by 2018, having learned from past mistakes, the head of its industrial system told Reuters. "To the extent that we could accommodate uncertainty and risk, or reduce risk, we are much better postured today than when we have tried this in the past," said Pat Shanahan, who oversees production at the world's biggest planemaker. Boeing's production lines face a...Read More


Flight Crew Killed In Black Hawk Training Crash Identified 

Members of a seasoned, Louisiana-based National Guard crew who died last week in a helicopter crash off the Florida coast had done tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and participated in humanitarian missions after Gulf Coast hurricanes and in the response to the catastrophic 2010 BP oil spill, military officials said Monday...Read More 


New Radar Technologies From Airbus Improve Air Traffic Control

Airbus Defense and Space has introduced new technologies in its latest air surveillance radar which give the ASR-NG (Airport Surveillance Radar Next Generation) advantageous air traffic control capabilities. The company has completed a demonstration in real scenarios in front of international customers which was testament to enhanced detection capabilities with a significant increase of detection range coverage to 120 NM. Other key features of ASR-NG are the complete...Read More


NASA Announces Small Business Industry Awards 

The winners of the 2014 Agency-Level NASA Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA) were announced Tuesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington during the spring 2015 NASA Industry Forum meeting, hosted by the agency's Office of Small Business Programs. The SBIA Program recognizes the outstanding Small Business Prime Contractor, Small Business Subcontractor, and Large Business Prime Contractor that support NASA in achieving its mission in the...Read More 


USAF Selects BAE To Support Mission Critical Systems 

The U.S. Air Force has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract to provide obsolescence management support for a number of complex systems and platforms, including aircraft, vehicles, machines, and electronics. The initial award is valued at $3 million with the total value of the three-year contract estimated at $37 million. To help manage obsolete parts, BAE Systems' experts will use the company's Advanced Component Obsolescence...Read More


Boeing Delivers 50th Airplane To EL AL 

Boeing and EL AL, the Israeli flag-carrier, celebrated a major milestone Thursday with the delivery of the airline's 50th airplane purchased from Boeing - a Next-Generation 737-900ER. The delivery is the fifth 737-900ER for the airline following an order placed for eight between 2011 and 2013. Since taking delivery in 1961 of its first new Boeing airplane, a 707-420, EL AL's fleet has expanded to include an all-Boeing fleet consisting of 21 737s, seven 747s, six 767s and...Read More


Planemakers Pitch For Ban On Lithium Battery Shipments 

An airline industry position paper released by the  International Coordination Council of Aerospace Industry Associations (ICCAIA) and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations calls for a formal ban on the bulk shipments of lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries in the cargo holds of passenger airliners. The ICCAIA represents such planemakers as Boeing and Airbus. It additionally called for stronger...Read More 


American Airlines Appoints Executives For Airport Operations

American Airlines has promoted two executives for its American Airlines and US Airways airport operations. Cedric Rockamore will serve as vice president of the carrier's operations at Philadelphia International Airport, while Patricia Hollinrake will take over operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. "These leaders bring a wealth of experience and talents to our team at American Airlines and represent the strong emphasis...Read More


Pratt & Whitney Announces Price Increase For PurePower Engines

Pratt & Whitney is raising list prices of its PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine across the product line to reflect the significant value these engines are expected to provide customers following entry into service. The new pricing is scheduled to go into effect in 2015. Pratt & Whitney says it is continuing to achieve impressive test results on the PurePower engine family, which has now successfully completed more than 15,000 hours...Read More


Embraer Signs A New Order With Republic For Five Additional E175s 

Embraer and Republic Airways Holdings have signed an order for five new E175 jets. The contract, with an estimated value of $222 million, based on Embraer's list price, will be included in the 2015 first-quarter backlog. The aircraft, configured in dual class with 76 seats, are expected to be delivered in mid- 2016. This order of five E-Jets is in addition to the previous two orders for E175s placed by Republic in January 2013, for 47 firm aircraft...Read More 


Airlines For America Recaps Year Of Progress

Industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) has released its 2015 spring air travel forecast and 2014 results for U.S. passenger airlines, which delivered another year of strong operational performance and modest profitability. A4A projects spring 2015 air travel to rise to its highest level in seven years, with passenger volumes expected to fall just below the 2007 peak. Approximately 134.8 million passengers (2.2 million per day) are...Read More


NTSB Posts Prelim From Harrison Ford Accident

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from the accident last week involving actor Harrison Ford, though as is often the nature of such things, there is not a lot detail in the report. The NTSB says that on March 5, 2015, about 1422 Pacific standard time, a Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, N53178, sustained substantial damage following a loss of engine power and subsequent forced landing after takeoff from the Santa Monica...Read More


Most Advanced A330 Rolls Out Of Paint Shop In Delta Air Lines Livery

Just four months after entering the Final Assembly Line, and less than two months after its maiden flight, the first 242 metric ton Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the A330 rolled out of the paint shop in Toulouse, France in Delta Air Lines livery. This first, new higher weight variant of the A330-300 is powered by two GE CF6-80E1 engines and will be delivered this year to the new variant's launch customer Delta Air Lines...Read More 

Lakenheath Maintainer Awarded Airman's Medal For Heroism

Gen. Frank Gorenc, US Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, presented SSgt. Greggory Swarz the Airman's Medal during a ceremony at Lakenheath AB, Britain, according to a base release. Gorenc recognized Swarz, a member of Lakenheath's 492nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, for saving the lives of three French airmen after a Greek F-16 crashed at Los Llanos AB, Spain, on Jan. 26 during a NATO training exercise. A contingent of Lakenheath airmen and F-15s was deployed there for the event...Read More 

First CS300 Joins Accelerating CSeries Test Program 

Bombardier's first CS300 has joined a CSeries test program now racking up flights at a rate the manufacturer says keeps the all-new airliner on track for certification toward the end of this year. Certification of the 135-seat CS300 is expected about six months after approval of the initial 110-seat CS100...Read More

FAA Certifies New 90 Day Underwater Locator Beacon

The FAA has certified a new device designed to assist in the location of aircraft that may go down in the water. RJE International has received TSO certification for its new ELP-362D90 Underwater Locator Beacon which features 90 days of continuous operation. TSO C121b, which became effective March 1, 2015, requires all new underwater locator beacons to have a 90 day battery life versus the traditional 30 days on existing beacons. The ELP-362D90 is a direct replacement for the existing beacons...Read More

Gone West: Air Force Colonel Dean Hess

The family of retired Air Force Colonel Dean Hess has confirmed that he passed away last Monday at his home near Dayton, Ohio at the age of 97. Hess learned to fly at an early age, and as a young minister, barnstormed in a Piper Cub spreading the gospel in the Midwest until the U.S. was drawn into WWII. He enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program. While in the Army Air Corps, and later the U.S. Air Force, he flew more than 300 combat missions during WWII...Read More

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