Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Wed, April 15, 2015                                                 Volume 8, Issue 8



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Presidents Varela, Obama Witness Signing Of Historic Airplane Order 

Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez and U.S. President Barack Obama witnessed a historic agreement in which Copa Airlines and Boeing announced an order for 61 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. The order, valued at $6.6 billion at list prices, is the largest commercial transaction ever between a Panamanian and a U.S.-based company. The signing ceremony took place in Panama City as leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere...Read More


Boeing 737-800 Delivering on Low-Cost Scheduled Maintenance  

The Boeing 737-800 was launched in September 1994, earned FAA certification in March 1998 and first flew with Germany's Hapag-Lloyd that same year. It became the biggest-selling member of the 737NG family and has been continually enhanced, for example with the option of blended winglets. The aircraft's cabin also has had multiple upgrades. At the start of this year, 3,831 -800s were flying; 383 more are due for delivery before year-end...Read More


Piper Launches M600 and M350

On the heels of Piper's introduction of the Meridian M500 earlier this year, the company on Monday unveiled two additional models to its M-class lineup, the M350 and the Garmin G3000-equipped M600, at an event attended by hundreds of customers and dealers. In addition to its touchscreen G3000 avionics, the big news with the M600 is that it brings improved performance thanks to its clean-sheet wing design and Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A...Read More


Opinion: Lessons To Learn From Germanwings Flight 9525

So in the end it took a week until another task force was created: a week of intense, unprecedented media coverage of the March 24 crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps, which was likely deliberately caused by the first officer, a 27-year-old with a long (previously unknown) history of depressive and suicidal tendencies. The German government set up the body, as it said, to enhance aviation safety, with concrete measures...Read More


Airbus Unveils First CFM Leap-1A-Powered A320neo  

Airbus has rolled out the first CFM Leap-1A powered A320neoat its Toulouse facility in France, and is expected to begin ground tests this week in advance of flight tests which are targeted to begin before the Paris Air Show in June 2015. 

The aircraft is the third A320neo in the test fleet, and joins the first pair of test aircraft which are powered by the competing Pratt & Whitney PW1100Ggeared turbofan. In all, eight A320neo-family aircraft will be...Read More


American Airlines Receives Single Operating Certificate

American Airlines Group received its single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, marking a major milestone in the integration of American Airlines and US Airways.

The certificate enables American Airlines to operate legally as one airline. Beginning on Wednesday, most flight operations, maintenance and dispatch procedures will be identical for all flights.

Air traffic control communications will refer to all American....Read More

USAF: Major Savings With New Launch Range Deal 
Launch range operations are not nearly as spicy a subject as the rockets that depend on them. But they are an essential utility for the U.S.'s growing space ambitions, and the Air Force says it is embarking on a new path to manage the ranges that will save millions of dollars annually. Detractors, however, warn that reduced cost for launch range operations will be a case of getting what you pay for. Last November, a joint venture between Raytheon...Read More


Opinion: Shifting Requirements, Budget Reality Conspiring Against T-X  

The U.S. Air Force's T-X advanced trainer procurement program is the second largest outstanding undetermined aircraft procurement program in the world (after the Long Range Strike-Bomber, or LRS-B). It aims to procure 350 jets to replace the USAFT-38 fleet, plus possibly hundreds more for other customers and applications. T-X is also basically a series of impossibilities. Whether it's the budget, the emergence of clean-sheet proposals and the...Read More


Aircraft Down In Bloomington, IL, Seven Fatally Injured 

A Cessna 414 belonging to the owner of a meat processing plant in Eureka, IL went down Monday night resulting in the fatal injury everyone on board. Seven people were aboard the airplane, including two members of the Illinois State University athletics department. Reuters reports they were identified as Tony Ward, associate head coach for the Illinois State men's basketball team, and Aaron Leetch, a deputy athletics director. The others were...Read More


U.S. Marines Prep for F-35B Ops Trials on USS Wasp  

The U.S. Marine Corps is preparing for its first and only operational testing (OT) period for the F-35Bin advance of declaring initial operational capability for the stealthy, single-engine fighter as early as July. The trials - set for May 18-25 - are the first shipboard operational testing trials for any of the F-35 variants. Six F-35Bs from VMFA-121 and VMFAT-501 are slated to participate on the...Read More 


NTSB: Pilots in Bedford GIV Crash Missed Warnings 

The National Transportation Safety Board released more than 800 pages from its accident investigation docket that reveal troubling clues about what may have caused last May's crash of a Gulfstream IV in Bedford, Massachusetts, that killed seven people on board including Philadelphia Inquirer owner...Read More


Blog: JetBlue Rolls Out Green Initiative For Earth Month 

JetBlue Airways plans to team up with Foundation to offset 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to one month's worth of flights, for Earth Month. The carrier is also holding a contest for its TrueBlue members through its "One Thing That's Green" campaign. The city that racks up the most donations of TrueBlue points will receive a greenspace courtesy of JetBlue...Read More


Delta TechOps Unveils Engine 'Hospital Shop' For Quick-Turn Work 

The shop will focus on quick-turn maintenance, performing jobs that range in 1-10 days. Among the services the dedicated facility can perform are "zero checks," horoscope blend repairs, gearbox changes and repairs, turbine rear-frame repairs, fan disc and case changes, and fuel-nozzle changes, Delta says...Read More

CSAF Describes Air Force Of The Future

In the future, the Air Force's core missions will probably not change, but the way they are carried out will, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on April 8. Welsh (pictured), speaking to the Defense Writers Group, said the Air Force's missions include air and space superiority, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. Those missions "are what the joint force requires to be successful," the general said. New technologies, new methods and new domains...Read More

CAE Wins Defense Contracts Valued At Approximately $175 Million

Some of the key contracts include providing a C-130J simulator to the United States Air Force; a range of C-130J training systems and upgrades for the Royal Australian Air Force; simulator upgrades and training services for the Royal Air Force; M-346 simulators for the Italian Air Force; in-service support for the British Army's Warrior infantry fighting vehicle training systems; and support services for the NATO Joint Lynx helicopter simulator. "As a world-class training systems integrator, we offer customers...Read More

Delta To Offer In-Flight Pet Tracking Service

Delta has begun offering passengers traveling with their pets the option of using a device that will allow the traveler to monitor their furry friends during a flight.Beginning last Wednesday, passenger traveling with pets out of 10 selected airports can rent a gadget developed by Senum Wireless Corp that monitors such things as the air temperature in the area where the pets are traveling, and whether their cages are right-side-up or on their sides. The device is placed in the...Read More

F135 Fix Nears Completion As Production Ramps Up

HARTFORD, Connecticut-Pratt & Whitney is ramping up retrofits to operationalF135 engines with a fix to the problem that led to a catastrophic engine fire last year in the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, and aims to modify the entire fleet by the first quarter of 2016. The engine maker also aims to define a long-term solution by the middle of this summer, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines President Bennett Croswell says. "We have several candidates...Read More


CIT Orders 5 Additional A321ceo Aircraft

CIT Group, a global leader in transportation finance has placed a firm order for five more A321ceo aircraft, in effect doubling its most recent commitment for five A321ceo's signed at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow and firmed up in November 2014. This latest agreement brings CIT's total order for the A320 Family to 205 aircraft, comprising 155 CEO and 50 NEO aircraft."We continue to see strong demand for the A320 Family CEO and NEO models from operators looking to grow their business...Read More


Honoring a Fallen Hero
SSgt. Todd Lobraico Jr. was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device during a ceremony at Stewart ANGB, N.Y. The Air Force honored the late Lobraico, a security forces airman with the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing, for his heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2013. His parents, Lt. Col. Linda Rohatsch and MSgt. Todd Lobraico, accepted the award on his behalf during the April 11 ceremony,reported the Mid-Hudson News Network. Lobraico volunteered as point man...Read More



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