International

Radial engines continue taking to the sky in Brazil

Although the radial engine for an ag-plane in the United States was the mainstay before the advent of turbine powered ag-aircraft, the engine never gained much popularity in Brazil. During the early years of radial engine use in Brazil, obtaining

Brazil state, Goiás, rescinds new buffer zones

“It was a victory of common sense,” declared Goiás State Representative Lissauer Vieira (PSB) of the exclusion/buffer zone relocation by a 27 to 2 vote to veto Goiás legislation, redesignating distance for exclusion zones for aerial spraying to the original

GE Aviation announces name for advanced turboprop: The GE Catalyst™ engine

March 7, 2018 – PRAGUE – GE Aviation, which continues its mission to drive innovation in the Business and General Aviation turboprop market, has announced an official name for its Advanced Turboprop (ATP) engine. ATP is now the GE Catalyst™

770 Fire Angel poised for Australia

In December 2017, The Aerotech Group, based in Kent Town, SA Australia, took possession of its new 710P Thrush. The purchase was made through Campbell Briggs of Statewide Aviation, Australia’s Thrush dealer, based in Moree NSW. The aircraft is powered

Corr and son travel to Australia

NATA Education Director, Certified S.A.F.E. Analyst Agri-Spray Constulting Web site: agrisprayconsulting.com My son, Carson, and I had the opportunity to spend five weeks in Australia last summer pattern testing aircraft. Everything had been lined up by Adam Hooper, Program Manager

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 first responders may soon grow significantly as Thrush Aircraft has

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 30 years, successfully completed its first engine test run at

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 precision farming. However the adoption of VRT is still limited

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 U.S. Territory Puerto Rico. All caused incalculable damage to crops

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 in Olney, Texas, to see operation of the first electrocoat

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