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  • Birtle Crop-Dusters add Firefighting to Their Profile

    Birtle Crop-Dusters add Firefighting to Their Profile0

    A Birtle-area crop-duster is getting into the firefighting business. Randy and Janet Sandstrom have expanded their crop-dusting business to now offer aerial firefighting assistance to local fire departments. They are the proud owners of a serial No. 1 from Thrush Aircraft, a single cockpit plane with a switchback fire gate, the first-of-its-kind, multi-purpose aircraft capable of assisting

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  • Helping Farmers Produce Food and Fiber for the World

    Helping Farmers Produce Food and Fiber for the World0

    Farming is complex and ever evolving. And once farmers have their crops in the ground, they protect their investment through aerial application, or crop dusting, of pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers. Locally, Benoit Aerial Spraying Inc. in Kankakee helps farmers produce food and fiber for the world. “Whether it’s fertilizing crops, killing bugs or taking care

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  • Embraer Unveils Electric Technology Demonstrator

    Embraer Unveils Electric Technology Demonstrator0

    Embraer unveiled the company’s first electric-powered demonstrator in São José dos Campos, Brazil on August 16th, 2019.  The company also provided several images of the demonstrator aircraft that Embraer states will feature 100% electric propulsion technology, scheduled for its first flight in 2020. The prototype, a small single-engine aircraft, based on the EMB-203 Ipanema, is

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  • Pratt & Whitney to Open New PT6A and PW200 Engine Overhaul Centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    Pratt & Whitney to Open New PT6A and PW200 Engine Overhaul Centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil0

    SÃO PAULO, August 13, 2019 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engines. “With the opening of the new facility in Belo Horizonte,

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