Precision Turbines, Inc.

 Fri, July 24, 2015                                                 Volume 8, Issue 14



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Boeing Services To Support Oman Air 787 Dreamliner Introduction
Oman Air has contracted with Boeing for a suite of services to support the upcoming entry into service of the airline's 787 Dreamliners and to ensure ongoing efficiency and cost savings for its fleet. "Boeing's industry-leading services will ensure a smooth introduction of our 787s while controlling costs, minimizing component maintenance time and optimizing our fleet's performance," said Salim Al Kindy, Chief Technical Officer, Oman Air. "This falls in line with our Shape and Size concept, as we continue to expand...Read More


Big Boeing Tanker Charge

Boeing announced a second-quarter charge of $536 million on its KC-46 tanker on Friday, chalking up the additional costs as needed to fix problems with the jet's integrated fuel system. Boeing is developing the tanker under a $4.9 billion program that also includes setting up the factory, test, and delivering the first 18 jets by August 2017. In a statement, Boeing said its charge reflects "higher estimated engineering and manufacturing development costs ... while holding to the program schedule" for first production deliveries...Read More


United Enhances 767 Fleet With Interior Redesign 

Passengers flying internationally with United will benefit from some changes to the airlines' 767s. The current three-cabin layout is being streamlined into two cabins, and passengers will enjoy better connectivity throughout. More important, the craft will see safety and reliability improvements designed to improve on-time performance and enhance passenger comfort...Read More 


Lockheed Martin To Acquire Sikorsky Aircraft And Conduct Strategic Review Of IT And Technical Services Businesses 

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, for $9.0 billion. The price is effectively reduced to approximately $7.1 billion, after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction. "Sikorsky is a natural fit for Lockheed Martin and complements our broad portfolio of world-class aerospace and defense products and technologies...Read More

United brings in $1.2B in 2Q 

United Airlines reports a profit of $1.2 billion in the second quarter. "This quarter's record results reflect the progress we're making on our long-term plan, and I'd like to thank the United team for their great work," CEO Jeff Smisek said. "The $3 billion share repurchase program we announced today demonstrates the confidence we have in our future...Read More


FedEx agrees to buy 50 more Boeing 767Fs

FedEx Express has signed an agreement with Boeing to buy 50 Boeing 767-300Fs with options on a further 50 aircraft, the cargo carrier announced late Tuesday.The 50 firm-order aircraft will be delivered from fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2023, Memphis-based FedEx said. With this order, FedEx holds a total of 106 firm orders for 767Fs through fiscal 2023...Read More

U.S. Airlines See Traffic, Capacity Growth In June

We have an interesting collective result for June traffic among U.S. air carriers: Traffic was up 3.8 percent, but so was capacity. Therefore, the load factor of 86.5 percent is unchanged from June 2015. Furthermore, the big four - American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines - saw their mainline traffic go up 3.6 percent, their capacity go up 3.6 percent and their collective load factor unchanged at 86.7 percent. Very homeostatic, one could say...Read More

Higher: 100 Years of Boeing - Book Review
Boeing, like Aviation Week & Space Technology, celebrates its centenary in 2016. To mark the milestone, Russ Banham, an author specializing in company histories, has written 'Higher: 100 Years of Boeing' - a lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched overview of the aerospace giant's first century. Containing several never-before-seen photos from the combined archives of Boeing and the famous legacy companies it acquired in the 1990s, the book masterfully captures the broad history and spirit of the company as it has evolved...Read More

US Airways Schedules Final Flights For October 16.

US Airways has scheduled its final two flights ever for the night of Oct. 16, setting an end date for a major part of its integration with American Airlines. Parent American Airlines Group Inc , formed by the two airlines' 2013 merger, said on Friday that it will have a single website, reservations system and brand starting on Oct. 17. The last two flights on subsidiary US Airways are scheduled to leave at 9:55 p.m...Read More

Delta Says It Will Cancel Major Aircraft Orders Worth $4 Billion

Delta Airlines had been set to acquire 40 new Boeing 737-900ERs and 20 previously-flown Embraer E190 airplanes on the condition that its pilot's union ratified a new contract with the carrier. But last week, the rank and file pilots voted to reject the contract. The aviation blog of the Dallas Morning News reports that Delta Airline's CEO Richard Anderson says that means no new airplanes. "Those orders will be cancelled," Anderson said. On the Delta Pilot's website, the union said that the contract was rejected...Read More 


U.S. Marines Complete F-35B Readiness Inspection  

The U.S. Marine Corps has completed an operational readiness inspection (ORI) of its first F-35B squadron, the last major hurdle before the service can assess whether VMFA-121 in Yuma, Arizona, is suitable to declare initial operational capability (IOC). The operational readiness inspection took place July 13-20, according to Maj. Paul Greenberg, a Marine spokesman. The ORI was ordered by Marine Deputy...Read More


EAA AirVenture Welcomes UAVs For The First Time 

Drones drop bombs, film weddings and Hollywood blockbusters, deliver medical supplies and monitor grazing livestock - and if Amazon gets its way, its ubiquitous brown boxes will descend from the sky shortly after customers hit the "buy" button. No longer used only as military weapons and high-tech expensive cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles are now so cheap and easy to use, it's the latest must-have gadget for geeks and...Read More

NTSB: Shifting Cargo Caused Fatal 747 Freighter Crash

National Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter that crashed seconds after takeoff from Bagram, Afghanistan, on April 29, 2013, was likely caused by inadequate restraint of large military vehicles being carried onboard, according to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation. The crash killed seven crew members at the start of a journey to Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates...Read More

Potential Cause Is Found For The Loss Of The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
To modify an old adage, growing old, and launching rockets into space, is not for sissies. Now, it appears that the failure of the Falcon 9 booster headed to resupply the International Space Station was caused by a structural problem when a strut failed in the rocket's upper stage liquid oxygen tank. According to an Associated Press report, Elon Musk, said on Monday that these struts had flown many times before without any problem. But two minutes into the June 28 launch, one of the struts in the second stage of the...Read More

The NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On The C-150/F-16 Mid-Air Collision
The preliminary report indicates that the Cessna was destroyed at the time of the collision but that the F-16 continued for another 3 miles before the pilot ejected at low altitude. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The accident occurred near Monks Corner, SC on July 7 of this year. The report indicates that the F-16 was operating under instrument flight rules while the Cessna was operating under visual flight rules. According to...Read More

In 90 days, whether it says American Airlines or US Airways on the plane, it will be an American Airlines flight. American began the 90-day process of combining the US Airways/American Airlines reservation systems over the weekend. The changeover will be completed Oct. 17...Read More


99-year-Old Ore. Woman Honored For Flying During WWII 

Dorothy Olsen, who turned 99 years old last week, is being honored as one of the nearly 1,100 females who piloted planes during World War II. Olsen, from Woodburn, Ore., flew planes between factories and military bases so male pilots could fly combat missions. "I flew every chance I got. I never turned down a flight, 'cause I loved it," Olsen said...Read More 

Analyst: Military Fixed Wing Market Grows Due To Procurement And Modernization

Procurement and modernization programs designed to enhance air capabilities that support the ground and naval domains continue to be the major reason for growth of the global military fixed wing market. Next-generation platforms, including modern multirole combat and special mission aircraft are likely to dominate the market for the coming ten years. Advanced integrated modular avionics and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)-oriented upgrades will also remain prominent. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan...Read More

Hill Inaugurates First F-35 Squadron

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, activated its first F-35A Lightning II squadron in a ceremony on base last week, becoming the first operational Air Force unit to fly combat-coded F-35s. Lt. Col. George Watkins received the 34th Fighter Squadron guidon to command the new unit on July 17, according to a July 20 base release. The unit is slated to be one of three Active Duty F-35 squadrons at Hill, supported operationally by Air Force Reserve Command's 419th FW. The 34th FS is scheduled to receive its first F-35 airframe...Read More

Who Will Win the Bomber Contract?

The Pentagon is in the eleventh hour of evaluating proposals from Boeing and Northrop Grumman for the Long-Range Strike Bomber contract. Both teams have the skills to build the aircraft, but will technical proposals be the only consideration? Pentagon acquisition, technology, and logistics chief Frank Kendall said the award "will be based on the merits," but each team has unique capabilities and financial circumstances. Prior performance on other big-ticket programs likely will be a factor, and the Defense...Read More

'That's All Brother' On Display At Oshkosh
The Commemorative Air Force has always had a major presence at AirVenture, but this year, they have a very special airplane on the field. "We discovered a very important artifact right here in Oshkosh's back yard," said Stephan Brown, president and CEO of the CAF, "which is this C-47 'That's all Brother'."Brown said that a unique set of circumstances led to the airplane being in Boeing Plaza for AirVenture. The C-47 was set for conversion by an Oshkosh company for commercial use, but when it was learned...Read More

A350 XWB Begins Americas Demo Tour In Sao Paulo
An Airbus A350 XWB has arrived in Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, officially kicking off the aircraft's Americas Demo Tour. The Demo Tour will continue taking flight test aircraft MSN 2 to other major airports in Latin America, stopping in Campinas, Brazil and Bogota, Colombia before heading to the United States. Senior Airline representatives from TAM, the A350 XWB's launch customer in the Americas, as well as personnel from other Latin American airlines, government officials and media, boarded MSN 2 for a static display and demonstration...Read More 

Boeing, VietJet Air To Collaborate On Fleet Expansion Plans 

The memorandum of collaboration signing event was hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and witnessed by H.E Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of Vietnam Communist Party, along with other Vietnamese and U.S. government officials."Boeing is honored to start this new partnership with VietJet," said Dr. Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes...Read More


Fighter Pilot Makes History At USAF Weapons School 

Capt. Kari Armstrong, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer with the 389th Fighter Squadron, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons system officer and the second female student in a fighter platform -- after Col. Jeannie Leavitt in June 1998 -- to complete the graduate-level school...Read More


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