International

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

Snow S-2A Airplane Restoration Memorial Fund Seeks New Donations

Eight years ago, NAAA established the Kenny Hirsch & Brandon Carter S-2A Airplane Restoration Memorial Fund after Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch lost his 20-year-old son, Kenny Hirsch, in an accident. Kenny and his best friend Brandon Carter both lost

NZ Agricultural Aviation Activity and Safety Update

NZ Agricultural Aviation Activity and Safety Update CHART Around 9,000 fewer agricultural flying hours have been reported for the first half of 2016 compared to 2015 in New Zealand. While some statistics returns are still to be submitted, it’s clear

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

By Igor Bozinovski, edited for space by AgAir Update. SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 Avialsa, the European Air Tractor Dealer located in Valencia, Spain has entered into an agreement with the Croatian state-owned aircraft maintenance facility Zrakoplovno-Tehnički Centar – ZTC (Aeronautical Technical Center),

AeroGlobo/Lane Aviation Visit Pratt & Whitney Canada in Montreal

The company held a tour in North America from July 26th to August 4th By AeroGlobo Staff Oshkosh For the seventh time, employees from AeroGlobo attended the EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh to visit the world’s largest aviation fair in

A mixed bag for the 2016 spray season

The 2016 season is coming to a somewhat close for many operators and pilots (end of August) throughout the world. The results are all over the board, but for most – as you will read below, a slight downturn in

DynaNav delivers new solutions for aerial application guidance and control

“Simple by Design – Flexible in Application” As an aviation technology company, DynaNav delivers modern and productive solutions to fulfill the current demands of the aerial application industry. The best way to know where to concentrate the technology advancement is

Aerial vs ground calculator

Often a farmer will be faced with a decision as to whether to treat their crop by ground application or aerial application. Aerial Application has a number of advantages over ground based application. These include: Advantages: • Timeliness of operation

Hellenic Air Force suffers its second CL-215 crash of the year.

The status of Greece’s aerial fire-fighting armada is in crisis after the Hellenic Air Force endured its third major CL-215/415 disaster since 2014. On June 26, 2016 at 11:09 GMT, the piston-engine, fire-fighting aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force, the

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