Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Tours Thrush Aircraft Plant in Albany

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Members of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance toured Thrush Aircraft in Albany, GA on November 13th.  Thrush is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of agricultural aircraft producing 50 planes a year with 70% of these being exported outside of the U.S.  

Eric Rojek, Thrush Vice President, led the tour which gave GMA members an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the superior craftsmanship that goes into building each plane. Watch this Georgia Manufacturing News video: to learn more about Thrush and their manufacturing process.

“The aerospace industry benefits greatly from the depth of manufacturing capabilities in Georgia,” said Eric Rojek. “Capabilities that are not only vital to the success of our nation but that allow us to continue building upon Georgia’s rich legacy of success in aviation.”

Headquartered in Albany, Georgia, Thrush Aircraft manufactures a full range of aerial application aircraft used in agriculture, forestry, and firefighting roles worldwide. Founded in 2003, Thrush is well-known for building the most durable aircrafts in the aerial application industry, and the best flying – from both pilot and operator perspectives. Today there are more than 2,200 Thrush aircraft operating in some 80 countries.

This versatility has made Thrush a favorite of operators, both large and small. Major operators who rely on Thrush include such familiar names as Dole Fresh Fruit, Del Monte Fresh Fruit, Aerovic, FumiPalma, as well as many governments around the world.
“Thrush is an impressive turn key operation that handles the entire manufacturing process from sheets of aluminum and steel to a finished plane,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “Their team members are focused on producing a high-quality product that is helping to feed the world.”