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Thrush Aircraft Begins Exploration of Autonomous Air Tanker

Strategic alliance with Drone America anticipated to yield unmanned solutions to airborne wildfire surveillance and attack – and more. (Albany, GA) The arsenal of airborne tactics available to firefighters and

Thrush delivers first 510G Switchbacks to Georgia’s State Forestry Commission

Revolutionary firefighting aircraft will provide faster and more agile fire detection and response capabilities to protect state’s woodland resources. (Albany, GA) Today, as firefighters in the air and on the

Abbott Industries acquires Cascade Conversions

Tuesday, December 5th, at the National Agriculture Aviation Association (NAAA) Annual Convention it was announced that Abbott Industries has acquired Cascade Conversions. Cascade Conversions, a Washington based company, specializes in

Prime Turbines named Authorized Repair and Overhaul Center for GE M601 and H Series engines

EVENDALE, Ohio — Dallas-based Prime Turbines LLC, a subsidiary of VSE Aviation, Inc., has advanced its partnership with GE Aviation from a Designated Repair Center (DRC) to an Authorized Repair

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GE Aviation announces first run of  Advanced Turboprop engine

Milestone accomplished on schedule; certification begins in 2018 PRAGUE—GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine, the first clean-sheet turboprop engine to hit the Business and General Aviation (BGA) market in more than

Auto Spray and Variable Rate Prescription Tests

James Pottage, Provincial Airways Doug Mackay, Bayer CropScience Inc. Lai Nguyen, AG-NAV Inc. The practice of variable rate treatments (VRT) has been around for some time and applied in ground

Harvey, Irma and Maria affect ag operators

Two historical events happened this past summer when two hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, within two weeks of each other made landfall on U.S. crops and a third hurricane, Maria, broadsided

Air Tractor Showcases First PPG E-coat System for Aircraft OEM

  Olney, Texas, Nov. 2, 2017 – Air Tractor today hosted aerospace industry representatives, elected dignitaries, Air Tractor dealers and members of the media at its agricultural aircraft manufacturing facilities

 

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Macedonian AT-802A Fire Boss seen following heavy maintenance in Croatia 0

by IGOR BOZINOVSKI Macedonian Protection and Rescue Directorate Air Tractor

Red Bull Air Race newest star: the Air Tractor AT-802 Fire Boss 0

By Igor Bozinovski The Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Erickson Begins 20th Season of Fighting Fires in Australia 0

PORTLAND, Oregon — Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and

Managing Pandemonium 0

The 2017 fire season is in full swing here in

Fighting Portugal’s deadliest Pedrogao Grande Wildfire, the Fire Boss aspect 0

A series of 156 wildfires that erupted across central Portugal

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

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

Apocalypse on the plains 0

The Great Plains of the central United States have seen

Cruising through the off season 0

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,

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Comitiva Sindag encerra sua participação na convenção norte-americana de aviação agrícola 0

Brasil e Estados Unidos representam os dois maiores mercados mundiais

Sarney Filho determina criação de grupo interministerial para tratar da aviação agrícola 0

Medida veio esta manhã, depois de encontro onde sindicato reclamou

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

Operator, pilot and grower sentenced to prison 1

In a historical judgment in Concepcion del Uruguay, a town

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

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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