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At the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) Convention in Reno Nevada, Air Tractor announced that the Electronics International MVP-50T Engine Analyzer has received FAA certification for use in Air Tractor aircraft.  Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch says the certification follows more than a year of design and certification testing by Olney Texas agricultural aircraft manufacturer."Evaluation and...
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.  "...
A bright, smiling airplane - yes smiling - was an irresistible draw for young kids and parents when they visited Oshkosh for EAA's AirVenture 2013.  Just a wingtip away from Air Tractor's #3000 airplane static display was the real-life hero of Disney's Planes animated movie, Rusty Lindeman's AT-400 "Dusty" airplane.Families could play in the colorful Interactive Disney Display Hanger. The display, which is a...