• Air Tractor Welcomes New Quality Control Manager

    Air Tractor Welcomes New Quality Control Manager0

    Air Tractor, Inc. announced the recent addition of Manuel Vijarro as the company’s Director of Quality. He will lead Air Tractor’s quality assurance/quality control efforts encompassing raw materials and components sourcing, manufacturing and aircraft assembly processes. “Manuel brings a high level of experience and expertise to our quality control programs. We are quite pleased to

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  • Air Tractor Releases 800th Aircraft in AT-802 Series

    Air Tractor Releases 800th Aircraft in AT-802 Series0

    Olney, Texas aircraft manufacturer Air Tractor, Inc. passed a major production milestone with the recent delivery of the 800th aircraft in the AT-802 series. The 800-gallon capacity airplane, Air Tractor’s largest, took off from Air Tractor on a northeast heading toward its new home in Arkansas to work as a single engine air tanker. The

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  • Larry Neal, Neal Aircraft, long-time Air Tractor dealer passes.

    Larry Neal, Neal Aircraft, long-time Air Tractor dealer passes.0

    Larry Thatcher Neal, age 72, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born in Lubbock, Texas on October 29, 1946 to Roy and Emma Nell Neal. Larry went through LISD and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1965. He spent his spare time with his father who was in the

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  • Earl’s Flying Service Improving with Innovation

    Earl’s Flying Service Improving with Innovation0

    The present day Earl’s Flying Service began in March of 1970 when Mike’s Lee’s father, Earl Lee, became airport manager for the Steele Municipal Airport. Earl opened a repair and rebuild shop with Mike working after school. Earl’s Aircraft Repair worked on all general aviation aircraft and specialized in ag aircraft. The first ag aircraft

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  • Craig Jimenez Joins Air Tractor Board of Directors

    Craig Jimenez Joins Air Tractor Board of Directors0

    OLNEY, Texas—Air Tractor, the leading manufacturer of single-engine agriculture, firefighting and utility aircraft announced that Craig Jimenez was elected to its board of directors at the April 10 shareholders meeting. He will serve on the Governance/Compensation and Audit committees. Jimenez retired as President of OGE Energy Resources in 2012. He currently serves on the North

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  • Bounce Back – Twin County Air-Ag

    Bounce Back – Twin County Air-Ag0

    In 2017, Hurricane Harvey originated from a fast-paced westward-moving tropical wave that emerged from Africa over the eastern Atlantic Ocean. After initially breaking apart in the Caribbean Sea, the remnants of Harvey continued to produce significant convection as it traversed the Caribbean Sea and Yucatán Peninsula. The system reached the Bay of Campeche in the

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