Press Releases

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

New Air Tractor electrocoating system to be operational in 2017

Long Beach, CA—At the National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention in Long Beach, California, Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced the Olney, Texas aircraft manufacturer is midway through installation of a new electrocoating primer system. Electrocoating (E-coat) is a method of

VeriFly GPS debuts in Long Beach at the NAAA Convention

At this year’s NAAA convention VeriFly GPS will debut in booth #1043.  While VeriFly has been cautiously introduced over the last several seasons in North America it will now be more widely available and publicly displayed in the VeriFly and

Air Tractor unveils new website 
at yearly ag aviation convention

Long Beach, CA — Air Tractor, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural aircraft will rollout its redesigned website at the NAAA Convention and Expo in Long Beach, California on December 5th, 2016. The annual NAAA Convention, which brings together

Thrush debuts 510AS Simulator

  The new Thrush 510AS built by Redbird is the most advanced agricultural aviation simulator in the world – and training programs in it will soon be available at our factory training center in Albany, Georgia. The 510AS is a

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