Thrush Aircraft

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Thrush Aircraft, Inc.
Private Company
Industry Aerospace
Founded 2003
Headquarters Albany, Georgia, United States
Area served
United States/Internationally
Key people
Payne Hughes - President[1]
Products Agricultural aircraft

Thrush Aircraft is a U.S. aircraft manufacturer based in Albany, Georgia. It currently manufactures the Thrush series of agricultural aircraft.


Rockwell International originally built the facility in 1965 and operated it until it was purchased by Ayres Corporation on 23 November 1977. In July 2001 Ayres filed for bankruptcy and the rights to the S-2 aircraft were passed to Quality Aerospace.[2] On 30 July 2003 Quality Aerospace transferred the type certificates of the S-2 to Thrush Aircraft.[3]

The manufacturing facilities consists of 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land located adjacent to the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport with direct access to the airport's two runways.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Management". Thrush Aircraft. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Directory: world airliners". Flight International. 12–18 November 2002. p. 46. 
  3. ^ Type Certificate Data Sheet A3SW

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