Press Releases

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.

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

EPA Requires Stronger Standards for Applying the Riskiest Pesticides

Improved training and minimum age requirements will help protect people and the environment. WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public, and require

AAAA Hosts Arkansas Ag Secretary

AAAA Hosts Arkansas Ag Secretary On December 9th several members of the AAAA hosted Arkansas Ag Secretary and the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics at Tommy’s Flying Service in Sherrill. Tommy Anderson, Michael Hutchins, Jerald Burns, Derek Hallum, Brian Hawkins, David

Turbine Conversions, LTD. selects PT6A-21 engines for Cessna 206 conversion

Operators of Cessna 206 aircraft will benefit from the PT6A engine’s greater power to weight, a TBO of 3,600 hours and unparalleled support LONG BEACH, California – (December 9, 2016) – Turbine Conversions, Ltd. and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC)

Pratt & Whitney Canada enhances service capabilities with “Virtual Presence” customer-collaboration solution

LONG BEACH, California – (December 5, 2016) – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has further enhanced its capacity to provide rapid, tailored customer support with a new field-collaboration solution using Librestream’s Onsight software to connect the aircraft technician and remote

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s FAST™ Solution to help reduce costs and optimize aerial application operations

LONG BEACH, California – (December 5, 2016) – Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC’s) turnkey FAST™ (Flight, Acquisition, Storage and Transmission) solution is being readied for P&WC PT6A-powered agricultural aircraft following advanced prognostic health management  trials with two agricultural customers: Field

Yield Defender UAS on display at NAAA convention

Long Beach, CA—The Yield Defender unmanned aerial system is on display at the National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention tradeshow this week. The drone system is the flagship aircraft of Hangar 78 UAV, which was acquired by Air Tractor, Inc. earlier

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