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Pilot Jesse Weaver has just arrived at his new home for the summer, an aerial firefighting aircraft and smokejumper base surrounded by the Payette National Forest in Idaho. When a wildfire flares up, he'll climb into the cockpit of his Air Tractor AT-802F "Fire Boss" and zoom off to help snuff it out with 500-800 gallons of water or fire retardant. Jesse and his airplane are the real-life inspiration for Dusty...
Air Tractor, Inc. President Jim Hirsch and Managing Director Peter Mackay of Field Air Sales & Maintenance Pty. Ltd. participated in a colorful ceremony in Jiamusi China marking the delivery of six Air Tractor AT-802F aircraft to Beidahuang General Aviation Company (BGA). The company is a subsidiary of the Beidahuang Group, a provincial-level state farm agribusiness corporation based in the northeastern China...
At the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) Convention in Reno Nevada, Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced a new airframe and engine warranty policy to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary and to mark 50 years of Pratt & Whitney’s legendary PT6A engine.The new airframe warranty is a full warranty on the airframe for 1 year or 500 hours, plus 2 years or 1,000 hours on major structural...
"It's been a year of milestones at Air Tractor," says company President Jim Hirsch.  The world's leading manufacturer of agricultural aircraft had another banner year in production of ag and firefighting airplanes in 2013 reports Hirsch.  "By the end of 2013, Air Tractor will have built 183 aircraft, comparable to last year’s record production numbers, and reflecting the strong world demand for our...
An international gathering of dignitaries were on hand as Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch, presented the company's 3,000th Air Tractor airplane to its new owners from Brazil. The Air Tractor AT-502B, a bright yellow single-seat agricultural aircraft rolled off the Olney Texas company's production line in mid July and is recently returned from a being on display at EAA AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh Wisconsin.  "...