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OLNEY, TX — Air Tractor, Inc. is proud to announce its expansion into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the Yield Defender unmanned aerial system (UAS) will create the foundation of Air Tractor’s development and visionary integration of unmanned technology to complement its core agricultural and firefighting aircraft lines. “We have done...
Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch reports today that the aircraft manufacturer received Federal Aviation Administration certification for factory production line installation of the Electronics International MVP50T turboprop engine analyzer in all production Air Tractor aircraft. Going forward, the glass panel engine instrument display will be optional equipment in all models of Air Tractor aircraft. “Today, Air...
Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced today that the company's 502XP agricultural spray plane has received Federal Aviation Administration type certification. The 502XP was first introduced to ag operators and pilots in December 2015 at the National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention in Savannah, Georgia. Type certification is the culmination of a long program where Air Tractor has shown the plane...
Click here to pre-register for the Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In.Air Tractor and Transland are again hosting the Operation S.A.F.E. Texas Fly-In April 13-14, 2016 at the Air Tractor headquarters located at Olney Municipal Airport (ONY) in Olney Texas. The Texas Fly-In is an opportunity for aerial application operators to have their aircraft professionally analyzed for pattern uniformity and droplet size, with the...
Air Tractor, Inc. officially introduced a new variation of its popular 500-gallon capacity AT-502 series aircraft at a special event during its annual dealer meeting in October. The new airplane, which is expected to soon receive FAA certification, is called the Air Tractor 502XP. According to Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch the XP designator stands for "Xtra Power." He says the airplane is based upon the AT-502A...