International

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 today at Congresso Sindag Mercosul 2017 that it has appointed

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 can cause a condition of remaining in the Beta range

A Thrush is “reborn”

AgAir Update completes an evaluation flight of the Ultra Thrush It was in 2010 that Thrush Aircraft introduced a new engine mount design for the 510 series Thrush, specifically the then newly certified H80 GE turboprop engine. The extension was

Air Tractor 502XP Now in Africa

Noordbrug, South Africa — Air Tractor President, Jim Hirsch and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine representatives, Ryan Densham and Mike Lee , were on hand for the delivery of the first 502XP aircraft to be sold on the continent

Ipanema EMB203 evaluation flight

I have lost count of how many different ag aircraft that I have had the pleasure to conduct evaluation flights in over the years. It makes for some very interesting reading in my logbooks. Last year, I was invited by

The thrust evolution of the FU-24

The energy level of the basic FU-24 airframe has been transformed with respect to its overall performance, as compared to the early 225 and 240 bhp models which we flew during 1955 to mid-1960s. The static thrust produced by the

Avoid temperature inversions

What is a temperature inversion, and how does it affect drift? There are many misconceptions and erroneous opinions. Without an inversion, or under normal conditions, the temperature is highest near the ground and decreases as the elevation or altitude increases.

The perfect turbine barbecue recipe

Here is a very good recipe for barbecuing your turbine engine. Ingredients: • One turbine engine • One low battery • One quart of fuel • 20 seconds of rapid temp rise • 30 seconds of concentration • One quart

Wirestrike and collision with terrain involving Schweizer 269C, VH-NTZ

Deloraine, Tasmania, 20 July 2016 What happened On 20 July 2016, the pilot of a Schweizer 269C helicopter, registered VH-NTZ, conducted aerial spraying operations near Deloraine, Tasmania. The pilot completed spraying one area, and prior to commencing spraying another, overflew

Wipare visit to Spain

Simulator in Europe Dale Fehrenbach and Jeff Hauck from Wipaire, the manufacturer of Fire Boss amphibious floats for Air Tractor’s AT-802, visited Air Tractor Europe’s facilities in Valencia, Spain in October of this year to finalize the order for a

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