Thrush 510G Ag Aircraft Makes 1st Flight

By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.com

An upgraded Thrush 510G agricultural aircraft powered by the General Electric-developed M601-H80 turboprop made its first flight from the airframe maker’s Albany, Georgia site on Nov 23.

The flight marks a key milestone for GE’s efforts to develop the former Walter M601 derivative into a viable alternative to Pratt & Whitney Canada’s ubiqitous PT6, as well as the ...

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