Thrush Aircraft Completes Restructuring


Thrush Aircraft has announced the completion of a ten-week restructuring process designed to allow the company to “increase its capabilities and to continue producing and supporting” its aircraft. As previously reported by AVweb, Thrush, which specializes in aerial application aircraft, laid off 113 employees and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year. The reorganization included the introduction of a new management team led by incoming CEO Mark McDonald.

“The past few years have been hard for Thrush and for all of our stakeholders,” said McDonald. “But the issues the company had to overcome had little to do with the quality of our product, and nothing to do with the quality of our people. Now, as we begin a new chapter in this legendary company’s history, I can tell you that, from the factory floor to the flight line, all of us are genuinely excited about the future of this great brand.”

Thrush Aircraft was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Albany, Georgia. According to the company, more than 2,400 Thrush aircraft are currently in operation.