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The European stage is set for the assembly of global aerial firefighters

See flyer below for more information 12 October – Alan Warnes Aerial Firefighting Demonstration Press Release – Tangent Link

P&WC launches PT6A certified pre-owned engine program

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – (October 9, 2017) – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has introduced a Certified Pre-Owned program for its in-service fleet of PT6A engines. Through their aircraft dealer,

Thrush Aircraft strengthens commitment to factory training

Key team member added as the company continues to fulfill its promise of leadership in the ag aviation training arena. (Albany, GA) There is an additional parking space being occupied

CDAS adds a Mobile Engine Maintenance Service Unit to their team

CDAS’s AOG mobile engine maintenance service unit is a new way for them to provide maintenance to their customers. Further, this new service approach supports the modular design of engines and

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Operator, pilot and grower sentenced to prison

In a historical judgment in Concepcion del Uruguay, a town in Argentina, those responsible for spraying on the Santa Anita school were convicted to prison time. The president of the

Fighting Portugal’s deadliest Pedrogao Grande Wildfire, the Fire Boss aspect

A series of 156 wildfires that erupted across central Portugal in June turned into an epic tragedy that, within hours, claimed the lives of 64 civilians and caused serious injuries

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands Global Service Network appointing ABA in Brazil as its first Designated Maintenance Facility

New Service Network Model Will Support Increased Availability and Accessibility with Rollout Starting with Brazilian Agricultural Customers CANELA, BRAZIL – (August 8, 2017) – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced

Beta valve plunger maintenance

It has been reported that the Woodward 8210 Series Beta valve plunger assembly for a turbine engine propellor governor can accumulate dirt and grit, causing sticking of the plunger. This

 

AirFire & Forestry

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The 2017 fire season is in full swing here in

REBTECH Secures STC for Air Tractor 502/504 Series Aircraft 0

Bedford, TX—REBTECH is pleased to announce the final completion of

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Overall, the U.S. fire activity has been very light since

NCFS takes delivery of AT-802F 0

by Bill Lavender From a modest beginning in the 1940s,

T&M Aviation Leading by Example

A little shy of 20 years ago, Ron Wolf found

FireWhirls invisible danger for aerial firefighting 0

Compiled from original article appearing in Canadian Underwriter Four Fire

Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific 2016 “A Round Up” 0

A massive thank you goes out to everyone involved in

“Why a SEAT Program?” 0

“Why a SEAT Program?” By Mark Bickham While fighting a

AVIALSA subcontracts ZTC for maintenance of Macedonian AT-802 fire-fighting aircraft 0

By Igor Bozinovski, edited for space by AgAir Update. SEPTEMBER

Latin America

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FEARCA firma carta de intención con FADEA por la compra de diez Puelche 0

Source: http://www.fearca.org.ar El presidente de FeArCA, César Antonietti, junto al

Thrush Aircraft refuerza su compromiso con el entrenamiento en fábrica 0

Un miembro clave agregó que la empresa continúa cumpliendo la

Empresário, piloto e lavoureiro condenados a prisão 0

Em um julgamento histórico em Concepción del Uruguay, uma cidade

Atividade aeroagrícola em risco no Brasil: setor se une para trazer a verdade à tona 0

Sindicatos e empresários estão mobilizados para que informações corretas sobre

Agricultural activity at risk in Brazil: sector unites to bring truth to the surface 0

Trade unions and business people are mobilized for correct information

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por Bill Lavender Graham (mi hijo) y yo tuvimos la

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American Farm Bureau and FAA partner to educate farmers about drone usage

The American Farm Bureau Federation says drone users need to be aware of the specific regulations under the new Federal Aviation Administration rule. Drone users must abide by the rule announced in August. That’s why the American Farm Bureau Federation and the FAA teamed up to host a webinar to educate farmers on the rule last week.Read more at Hoosier Ag Today  

2,000 drone registrations every day, over 550,000!

So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials say they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation’s skies in the not-too-distant future.

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Illegal herbicide use causes problems

Farmers of soybeans and other crops in southeast Missouri, western Tennessee and northeastern Arkansas are facing widespread crop damage believed to be the result of illegal spraying of dicamba, an older herbicide that is finding new life as a tool to battle glyphosate-resistant weeds.
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Super Tanker make fire drop in Israel

The 747 Supertanker, Tanker 944, dropped on a wildfire in Israel today northwest of Jerusalem. This was the first drop on a fire this version of the Supertanker has made.More on fire aviation.com  

Kansas operator wins Silver Unlimited in Reno

Dowd took the silver flying more than 376 mph for seven laps, each about eight miles long, at the controls of his Yak-11More on Warwick Advertiser  

Trent Loos advocates for agav

Trent Loos, former speaker at an NAAA Convention, lays out common sense for agricultural aviation in his radio broadcast.
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Heartland crop duster stresses safety in necessary, but dangerous field

It’s a necessary, and dangerous job, and recently, it’s proven deadly. There have been two fatal crop dusting accidents in the Heartland this summer alone. Dow Croom, a local pilot, knows what can happen each time he takes to the skies. “It’s a good life," Croom said. "You’ve just got to be very very careful." Croom has been flying crop dusters for more than 40 years.

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