Thrush Aircraft recently celebrated its first delivery and flight of the 510P in Argentina. The 510P was purchased by Sandro and Telma Peisino, owner of Yebila Serivicios Agroaereos, an ag aviation operator in Venado Tuerto, Argentina.
The Thrush 510P is equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG, and is flat rated to 750 shp. The 510P gives a 29,000-hour wing spar life and is the only ag aircraft in production not subject to any reoccurring Airworthiness Directives, according to company officials.
More than 100 agricultural aviators and operators in Argentina attended the first flight demonstration to help celebrate the maiden voyage and for a chance to see the 510P up close. Piloted by Terry Humphrey, Thrush Aircraft’s Marketing and Contract Sales Director, the first flight showcased the performance of the Thrush 510P in action; while the 510P was in flight the aviators were able to see the load and carry capabilities of the aircraft with a full hopper. The demonstration also included a presentation by Thrush Aircraft’s President Payne Hughes, with an opportunity for many aviators to ask questions about the aircraft.
Headquartered in Albany, Georgia, Thrush Aircraft manufactures aerial application aircraft used in agriculture, forestry and fire fighting roles worldwide. Founded in 2003, today there are more than 2,200 Thrush aircraft operating in some 80 countries around the world.
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