• PT6 Compressor Wash: Do it or Suffer Consequences!

    PT6 Compressor Wash: Do it or Suffer Consequences!0

    When operating PT6 turbines, scheduled maintenance is regarded as being the key to flawless operations. Sometimes the compressor wash procedure is postponed as some mechanics do not fully understand its importance. Ossie Fernandez, General Manager of United Turbine, explains why it’s a very bad idea! “When you have been in turbine business for a long

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  • Progress in Russia spurs T-500

    Progress in Russia spurs T-5000

    The Council of the Russian Federation has announced a round-table discussion with representatives of the Federal Executive, the states, the scientific community, agriculture aviation operators, farmers and other members to discuss agricultural aviation legislation in Russia. The goal is to remove inconsistencies in current activities to better develop the industry. According to Russia’s Agricultural Development

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  • First Air Tractors delivered to Brazil 2019

    First Air Tractors delivered to Brazil 20190

    Two 2019 Air Tractors, an AT-402A and an AT-402B departed from Lane Airpark on Saturday, January 12 for Cuiaba, Brazil. The aircraft were sold by Lane Aviation’s Brazilian Air Tractor representative AeroGlobo based in Botucatu Brazil. The highly experienced ferry pilots are (L) Jack Mezzo and (R) Sean Gunter with Grant Lane (far right), president

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  • Across the Prairie – Portage Aircraft Carries the Air Tractor Brand in Canada

    Across the Prairie – Portage Aircraft Carries the Air Tractor Brand in Canada0

    In the Central Plains region of Manitoba, Canada, less than 75 kilometers (47 miles) west of Winnipeg is Portage la Prairie. Boasting a modest population of around 13,000, Portage la Prairie is also home to the McCain Foods and Simplot potato processing plants, which provide French fries for McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and various other commercialized restaurant

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  • Canadian AAA Executive Changes

    Canadian AAA Executive Changes0

    The CAAA is sad to announce that Vice President, JP Astorino has recently resigned his position on the Canadian Aerial Applicators Association Board of Directors.  It has been a great pleasure to work with the CAAA team. I really enjoyed my time with everyone and will miss the meetings/gatherings and the positive work environment that

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  • Montenegro Newest AT-802 Shows New Registration

    Montenegro Newest AT-802 Shows New Registration0

    The Montenegrin Ministry of Interior, Aviation-Helicopter Unit (Avio-helikopterska jedinica Ministarstva unutrašnjih poslova Republike Crne Gore), acquires a dual cockpit Air Tractor AT-802 fire-fighting aircraft as seen here at Podgorica-Golubovci International airport on 17 September. It is the newest firefighting aircraft to join Aviation-Helicopter Unit. The aircraft now wears recenlty applied Montenegrin civil registration 4O-EAD (s/n

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