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The Israeli Ministry of Defense has recently taken delivery of six more Air Tractor AT-802F air tankers as a part of a multi-million dollar contract with Elbit Systems Ltd., the company contracted to operate the country’s firefighting squadron under the command of the Israeli Air Force. With these new aircraft in its firefighting fleet there are now 14 Air Tractor single engine air tankers in active operation across...
It was deja vu all over again as Air Tractor became the focus of a nationally distributed news program recently. Only a year ago, cameras were rolling at Air Tractor to showcase the company's aerial firefighting AT-802F air tanker for the popular documentary-lifestyle-science TV series The Aviators. This time, Air Tractor's agricultural airplanes were in the spotlight for American Farmer, a rural news and...
A new 375-square-foot Avionics Shop has just begun operations inside Plant 1 at Air Tractor. According to Avionics Shop Supervisor Jimmy Williams, this facility makes it possible to provide Air Tractor customers a complete, installed and tested avionics package when their aircraft leaves the factory. Until recently, Air Tractor's aircraft avionics installations were limited to items on the aircraft type...
Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced that the RC Allen RCA2600-3 Digital Horizon has replaced the turn coordinator as standard equipment in all new Air Tractor aircraft deliveries since April 1, 2015.  "Some of our customers are travelling long distances to spraying jobs, sometimes travelling across several states to work. Having this digital attitude indicator among the flight instruments adds an extra...
Air Tractor At Congresso SINDAG 2015, Brazil Latin America aerial applicators converged in June on Luis Eduardo Magalhães in western Bahia Brazil for Congresso SINDAG 2015. This city of 80,000, located in one of Brazil's fastest growing agricultural regions, is a new venue for the convention. Attendees were presented with a static airplane display, exhibits by manufacturers, dealers and suppliers, a variety of...