• New Air Tractor Gen III Fire Gate  On Display At NAAA Convention

    New Air Tractor Gen III Fire Gate On Display At NAAA Convention0

    A new generation of Air Tractor’s Fire Retardant Dispersal System (FRDS) is on display this week at the National Agricultural Aviation Association Ag Aviation Expo Trade Show in Reno, Nevada. Located next to the Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss, the new Gen III FRDS offers a number of major improvements. It is 260 pounds lighter

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  • New Air Tractor Tail Wheel Lock

    New Air Tractor Tail Wheel Lock0

    This week at the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) Ag Aviation Expo Convention in Reno, Nevada, Air Tractor is displaying a new tail wheel lock for its airplanes. The new wheel lock is installed on the AT-802A located in Air Tractor booth number 401. According to Air Tractor, the tail wheel lock can be retrofit

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  • OFF THE LINE – Factory post production test pilots

    OFF THE LINE – Factory post production test pilots0

    There is a time, long before the leading edges fade and metal skins stain; long before tires are replaced and hot sections are performed; before the aircraft gets the distinctive ag plane smell and before its idiosyncratic flight characteristics are discovered, that it is brand-new, never-flown, fresh off the factory production line. Teams of designers,

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  • Air Tractor and L3 add BAE Systems Sensor Technology to AT-802L Longsword™ options

    Air Tractor and L3 add BAE Systems Sensor Technology to AT-802L Longsword™ options0

    OLNEY & WACO, Texas—Air Tractor and L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that their AT-802L Longsword ™ ISR and light-attack system now supports compatibility with BAE Systems’ multi-function signals intelligence and electronic warfare sensor family of systems, presently referred to as “COBRA.” The AT-802L Longsword is a collaboration between L3 Technologies and Air Tractor, Inc. Longsword

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  • Air Tractor® aircraft parts manuals now updated biannually0

    OLNEY, TX — Air Tractor aircraft parts manuals are now being updated every six months—each January and July. The manuals, available online as Acrobat PDF files, can be accessed in the Owner Portal of airtractor.com, reports Jeff Dobbs, Air Tractor’s Customer Service Manager. “We’re always looking for ways to improve our customer’s experience with his

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  • Air Tractor Announces New Dealer for Canada0

    OLNEY, TEXAS — Air Tractor, Inc. President Jim Hirsch announced today the addition of a new Air Tractor® dealership for Canada. Portage Aircraft Specialties, located in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, will serve agricultural aerial applicators across Canada as the authorized dealer for Air Tractor aircraft sales, repairs, maintenance and parts. “We are excited and pleased to have Portage

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