Press Releases

AgraSyst Inc. Introduces Completely new Drift Reduction and Volatility Reduction Technology.

AgraSyst Inc. is a new company to this region. Its focus is discovery and development of new adjuvant technologies that are more efficacious, more cost effective and more convenient than traditional herbicide adjuvants. AgraSyst pioneered the new AMS replacement adjuvants

Operation S.A.F.E. Clinic Dates Set: April Fly-Ins In California and Texas

This spring, Air Tractor and Transland are proud to support a series of Operation S.A.F.E. clinics to be conducted in California and in Texas. Among ag pilots, these events have long been seen as a learning experience, an opportunity to

Nebraska’s Brent Stewart named “Airman of the Year”.

Each year the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association presents its most distinguished award, Airman of the Year, to one of its members who has shown outstanding dedication and support to the agricultural aviation industry. Stewart attended Western Nebraska Technical College in

Arkansas Agricultural Aviation Association golf tournament raises $3,000 for children’s hospital. 

On Friday, February 3, 2017 members of the Arkansas Agricultural Aviation Association’s Ag Aviation Golf Tournament Committee presented a check to Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) for $3,000. The proceeds were raised during the 2nd Annual Ag Aviation Golf Tournament, a

NCFS takes delivery of AT-802F

by Bill Lavender From a modest beginning in the 1940s, the North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) aviation program has grown into a formidable fire management tool. The original force was composed of Piper observation planes and surplus Navy N3Ns, used

Thrush 510P earns 10,500 lbs. gross weight certification

Certification applies to all new Thrush aircraft – as well Thrush 510P’s built from 2006 forward and modified with new kit coming from the company. (Albany, GA) With the stroke of a pen on an official document, the FAA has

AT-802 type rating exemption endorsement changes

UPDATE 2/18/17: AT-802 Exemption AMENDED! The latest update from the FAA and Air Tractor regarding the changes to the AT-802 type rating exemption are: • The CFI requirement for anyone who delivers the FAA Approved Ground Training Program remains intact.

Lane Aviation Delivers 502XP

DeWayne O’Brien of O’Brien Flying Service based in Iowa, Louisiana takes delivery of a new Air Tractor 502XP with the new PT6A-140AG engine from Logan and Grant Lane of Lane Aviation in Rosenberg, Texas. O’Brien Flying Service pilot Charlie Bourne

BASF Renews Financial Incentives for Operation S.A.F.E. Participation

NAAA announced recently that BASF has renewed its commitment to offer financial incentives to 2017 NAAA members who participate in Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In clinics. Participating aerial applicators can earn up to $225 in rebates reimbursing them for their NAAA membership

Junge Control adds distribution supply chain

Junge Control began automating agricultural blending systems in 1979. They soon invented the “Junge Weigh” system, an extremely accurate and flexible scale/blend system that changed the standard of measuring precision inputs. Junge Control started as a company specializing in custom

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