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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

Pioneering Snow S-2A ag plane displayed at NAAA Ag Aviation Expo 2017

Savannah, GA — An early ag airplane designed and built by the founder of Air Tractor, Inc. is on display this week at the National Agricultural Aviation Association annual convention

Air Tractor showcases new technologies, products at NAAA AgAviation Expo 2017

Savannah, GA — In addition to marking the 25th anniversary of its model AT-802 aircraft, Air Tractor, Inc. is demonstrating its new electrocoat primer system and displaying a variety of

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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

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,

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

 

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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

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,

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

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

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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

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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