• 502XP in rice country

    502XP in rice country1

    Ag-Cats have been a mainstay in southwest Louisiana and northern California for many, many years. Short ferries, smaller fields and aircraft familiarity have kept this iconic airframe in service in these parts of the country. The Ag-Cat fleet now is mostly powered by turbine engines, with a few radial machines populating various nooks throughout the

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  • Air Tractor 502XP Now in Africa0

    Noordbrug, South Africa — Air Tractor President, Jim Hirsch and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine representatives, Ryan Densham and Mike Lee , were on hand for the delivery of the first 502XP aircraft to be sold on the continent of Africa. The plane was sold and delivered to Castello Farming under the direction of

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  • Lane Aviation host first stop of 2016 502XP American Expedition0

    The 2016 502XP American Expedition, a nationwide tour of Air Tractor’s new 502XP kicked off with demonstration flights and bar-b-que at Lane Aviation in Rosenberg, TX. Representatives from Air Tractor, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Lane Aviation were on hand to answer any questions about the new aircraft, and to allow pilots to take the

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  • Air Tractor announces launch of the 502XP American Expedition0

    Air Tractor’s newest addition to its product line, the 502XP, will soon take off on a journey across America. Dubbed “The 502XP American Expedition” the aircraft and team from Air Tractor and Pratt & Whitney Canada will visit all seven Air Tractor dealer regions in the United States, along with a stop at the California

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  • “Nothing takes the place of horsepower.”0

    Air Tractor 502XP at work in Arkansas The statement has rung throughout the ag-aviation industry since the days of removing the 220 HP Continental R-670 radial from the Stearman to eventually replacing it with a 600 HP Pratt & Whitney Canada R-1340 engine. Although there are significant advantages to improving the performance of an ag-plane

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  • 502XP: Signed. Certified. Delivered.0

    With Air Tractor’s recent announcement of Federal Aviation Administration certification of the Air Tractor 502XP, President Jim Hirsch reports deliveries of the XP series aircraft are taking off—and just in time for the upcoming season. The new airplane was introduced at the 2015 National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention last December. “We showcased both the 502XP

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