Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Wed, April 1, 2015                                                 Volume 8, Issue 7



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Boeing, ANA Finalize Order For Three 787-10 Dreamliners 

Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $900 million at list prices. With this order, originally announced as a commitment in January 2015, ANA becomes Boeing's newest 787-10 customer and first airline in Asia to operate the entire family of 787 Dreamliners."We truly appreciate ANA's confidence in the 787 and this order further demonstrates our decades-long partnership with ANA," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner...Read More


Boeing Recognized For Successful Small Business Mentorship 

Boeing and Huntsville, AL-based Victory Solutions Inc. are among 14 pairs of contractor-supplier partners selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award. The honor, named for former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn and former Defense Secretary William Perry, recognizes companies who mentor small businesses, sharing expertise that enables them to grow by successfully competing for government contract awards and commercial work...Read More


Boeing 757 EcoDemo Focuses On Laminar And Active Flow

Test flights are getting underway of aBoeing 757 with an actively blown vertical tail and new wing-leading-edge sections, which could pave the way for the wider use of natural laminar and active flow control technology in future airliner designs. The aircraft, which first flew on March 17 from Boeing Field near Seattle, is the company's third ecoDemonstrator technology testbed, following earlier campaigns with a 737-800 and 787-8. Supported by the...Read More


U.S. Regulations Require 2 Crew Members In The Cockpit

U.S. regulations require two crew members in an airliner's cockpit at all times, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst John Hansman. The rule makes it unlikely that a pilot could barricade himself or herself in the cockpit, as Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is suspected to have done...Read More

Germanwings Co-Pilot Reportedly Sought Treatment For Vision Difficulties

Evidence uncovered in the apartment of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz indicates he had been examined by an eye specialist at University Hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany shortly before he apparently flew an A320 into terrain in the French Alps last week. Fox News relays a report from the Wall Street Journal that indicates that the pilot had been seen by a neuropsychologist for depression as well. The paper cites a source "familiar with the investigation" who said that the doctor gave Lubitz a...Read More


Germanwings Crash Spurs Debate About Cockpit Procedures

It took criminal investigators less than 48 hr. to determine the likely cause of the Germanwings Flight 9525 disaster. They say they are certain the first officer "deliberately crashed" the Airbus A320 into the side of a mountain, an event that will raise questions about psychological oversight of pilots and cockpit access. Brice Robin, the Marseille-based criminal prosecutor in charge of the case, revealed the conclusions at a March 26 briefing...Read More


Doolittle Tokyo Raiders To Receive Congressional Gold Medal 

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. In recognition of their outstanding heroism, valor, skill and service to the U.S. military service during World War II, the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders will be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal on April 15, by leaders...Read More 


Avolon Delivers Its 1st Boeing 787-9 To Virgin Atlantic

International leasing company Avolon has delivered the first of four Boeing 787-9 to Virgin Atlantic. "Our latest delivery to Virgin Atlantic represents a milestone for both Avolon and Virgin," said Dómhnal Slattery, Avalon's Chief Executive Officer. "It is our first delivery of a Boeing 787-9, of which we have a further nine in our committed fleet. At Avolon our objective is to play a significant role in financing the next generation of young, modern and fuel efficient...Read More


American, US Airways To Merge Frequent Flier Programs 

American Airlines and US Airways plan to combine their loyalty programs on March 28. The two carriers merged in 2013, and members of US Airway's frequent flier program will be transferred to American's AAdvantage program. "Advantage has done a superb job with the merger," said Randy Petersen, former editor of InsideFlyer magazine...Read More


More Than 1 Million Have Enrolled In TSA PreCheck 

More than 1 million people have enrolled in the US expedited airline passenger screening program, TSA Pre-Check. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched Pre-Check in October 2011. In December 2013 the agency opened its first application center at Indianapolis International Airport, allowing people to apply for Pre-Check directly. There are now more than 330 application centers nationwide, including locations at 31 airports...Read More


Long Road Ahead For Possible A-10 Follow-On

The U.S. Air Force's interest in a possible new close air support (CAS) platform to replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II is about "capacity," says Air Combat Command chief Gen. Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle - a sign that a projected downturn in the number of fighters in the inventory will make it insufficient to meet current missions. The look at a new CAS platform is only in the study phase, but Carlisle says careful review is needed not for capability as much as...Read More


USAF Releases Requirements For T-X Program 

Air Force officials have released requirements for the T-X trainer aircraft family of systems that will replace the T-38 Talon. The release is the first under the service's new 'Bending the Cost Curve' initiative and follows Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James' emphasis on increased dialogue with industry to build affordability into the acquisition process."The industry dialogue will help guide Air Force evaluation of threshold and objective...Read More


FAA: American To Use Single Operating Certificate Next Month 

American Airlines, which merged with US Airways in February 2013, is continuing to make progress as it attempts to combine the two carriers into the world's largest airline. On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it will grant the airline a single operating certificate on April 8 at 7:00 a.m. GMT and that all flights previously scheduled under the AWE (Cactus) call sign will operate using AAL (American)...Read More


Airbus Celebrates Delivery Of Its 9,000th Aircraft 

Airbus has celebrated the delivery of its 9000th aircraft at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany on 20th March 2015. The aircraft is the first A321 to be delivered to Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir and will join the carrier's all-Airbus A320 Family fleet flying on its fast-growing Asia-Pacific network. "The delivery of our 9000th aircraft comes as we enjoy ongoing strong demand for aircraft across our product line," said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. "The range of aircraft we...Read More


HondaJet Awarded Provisional Certification 

The HondaJet is an important step closer to its market introduction after the FAA on Friday awarded the light jet's provisional type certification. Honda Aircraft is planning for initial customer deliveries to start after remaining flight testing is completed in the next couple of months...Read More

U.S. Air Force Faces Capability Decision On Urgent F-16 AESA Upgrade

The U.S. Air Force is balancing between losing capability and meeting an urgent request to equip Air National Guard Lockheed Martin F-16s assigned to homeland defense with active electronically scanned array radars to detect small radar cross-section targets, such as cruise missiles...Read More

Gulfstream Names Duncan Aviation An Authorized Warranty Facility
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Duncan Aviation as a company-authorized warranty facility for three of its mid-cabin aircraft models. Duncan Aviation is now authorized by Gulfstream to provide maintenance services and repairs within its regulatory approvals on Gulfstream G100, G150 and G200 aircraft. Gulfstream's authorization applies to Duncan Aviation's three full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul locations in Lincoln, Nebraska; Battle Creek, Michigan; and Provo, Utah...Read More

Pilot Reaches 3,000 Flight Hours in F-16

Lt. Col. Raymond Millero Jr., commander of the 79th Fighter Squadron at Shaw AFB, S.C., recently reached 3,000 flying hours in the F-16, becoming the 260th F-16 pilot worldwide to do so, according to a base release. Those hours equate to a full 125 days. "When put into the context of 125 days, it seems unreal that I spent so much time in the cockpit," said Millero. "I've had the opportunity to fly with 11 different Active Duty squadrons and five Air National Guard squadrons," he added, logging some 611 combat flying hours over Afghanistan and Iraq...Read More

Better Buying

The next dozen years or so paint a grim picture for Pentagon leaders. Even if sequestration is not reimposed next year, budgets won't be big enough to maintain forces at their current size and strength. At the same time, adversaries are making rapid technological advances, putting them at near parity with many US capabilities. To confront these challenges, defense leaders will have to change their thinking about how to prepare for and fight future wars and what "winning" looks like...Read More

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