Press Releases

NAAA responds to erroneous article in Air & Space Magazine

Recently, an article was published in Air & Space Magazine by contributing editor Ed Darack asserting, incorrectly, that drones are increasingly replacing traditional agricultural aircraft. The National Agricultural Aviation Association’s Executive Director Andrew Moore refuted this factless claim below:  

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

STC granted to Reabe Aircraft Improvement

Reabe Aircraft Improvement has been granted STC SR4183CH for the installation of the Reabe Hopper Quantity Indication System into the Bell 206B Jet Ranger when equipped with the Isolar belly tank. The system has been flying as a prototype for

REBTECH Secures STC for Air Tractor 502/504 Series Aircraft

Bedford, TX—REBTECH is pleased to announce the final completion of a night vision compatible conversion of the Air Tractor AT-502, 502A, 502B and AT-504 agricultural spray aircraft. The aircraft is owned and operated by Mr. Dean Heimermann, owner of Countryside

2018 AgAir Update Ag Aviation Wall Calendar

Dear AgAir Update Advertiser; Introducing  the AgAir Update Ag Aviation Wall Calendar We are introducing the AgAir Update Ag Aviation Calendar! This 12-month wall planner for the upcoming year offers a quick glance at what’s ahead, known fly-in and convention dates with

UPDATE: EPA revised compliance date for WPS

UPDATED INFORMATION JUNE 7, 2017: Thia Walker from Colorado State University clarified​ that the implementation of the ​Worker ​Protection ​​Safety (WPS)​ rule has NOT been officially delayed, regardless of what the Mississippi Dept of Ag has indicated. The letter from

Appeals Court Strikes Down Registration for Recreational UAVs

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals this week ruled that FAA’s registration requirement for recreational UAVs contradicts the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act, the last FAA authorization enacted into law. The 2012 bill prohibits the FAA from regulating model

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

Thrush Aircraft delivers 100th 510G

Major milestone reached as GE-powered agricultural aircraft continues to be a favorite with both pilots and operators worldwide. (Albany, GA) As the Thrush factory’s large delivery hangar doors slid open to begin another day – a new 510G sat at

GE Aviation submits EASA type certificate for EEPC-equipped, H80 Thrush

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND —GE Aviation is closing in on its second type certification for its Electronic Engine and Propeller Control (EEPC) system. The company has submitted an application to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for approval of the EEPC-equipped H80

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