The Air Tractor can operate out of short poorly maintained airstrips, salt pans and farm roads, which makes it an outstanding performer in the survey environment.
It has a structurally efficient airframe with reduced drag force.
The aircraft has a long fuselage which increases stability on ground and air.
The heavy-duty spring steel landing gear struts is used as a shock absorber when landing.
The Air Tractor is optimized for low flying which improves data resolution.
The Air Tractor makes use of the AMSAFE seatbelt airbags which provides extra security to pilot in cabin.
Air Tractors are fitted with versions of the PT6A (Pratt & Whitney) turbine engine which allows the aircraft to be both efficient and reliable.
The Air Tractors cost/performance ratio is unmatched by competing fixed and rotary wing platforms.
The Air Tractor has an excellent security capability which places it in a safety category unmatched by conventional survey aircraft. The cockpit area follows a similar structural design to that of formula one race cars, which put the safety of the driver (and in this case- the pilot) first.