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Statewide Aviation of Australia named newest factory authorized service & support facility for Thrush

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ALBANY, GA – Thrush Aircraft continued to strengthen its worldwide presence with the appointment this month of Statewide Aviation of Australia as the newest factory authorized service and support facility in the southern hemisphere.

“This appointment will significantly improve the availability of parts, provisioning and service to our customers in this increasingly vibrant region” said Payne Hughes, president of Thrush Aircraft. “It also affirms our commitment to meet the growing operational needs of future customers throughout the country” he continued. “This is just one of many steps we’re taking here at Thrush to strengthen and enhance the product and support we supply in Australia, and around the world.”
Statewide Aviation is headquartered in Moree, New South Wales, Australia where they operate a full service maintenance center. The company currently supports over fifty agricultural aircraft in the country, and brings more than 80 years agricultural aviation experience to the region.

“We’re proud to be representing Thrush Aircraft here in Australia, and excited to have the opportunity to now serve operators as a factory authorized service facility” said Campbell Briggs, Statewide Aviation Director. “With this new level of support from the factory we can now offer our facility as a one stop shop for all Thrush operators and increase the presence and effectiveness of the company’s aircraft throughout this region” he added.

Thrush recently attended the Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia Convention in Adelaide, where they introduced the 2011 editions of the company’s legendary 510P and new 510G aircraft to operators in the country. Both aircraft are expected to have a significant impact on agricultural aviation in Australia, and their arrival is eagerly anticipated by the team at Statewide Aviation.


About Thrush Aircraft Company
Headquartered in Albany, Georgia, Thrush Aircraft manufactures a full range of aerial application aircraft used in agriculture, forestry and fire fighting roles worldwide. Founded in 2003, Thrush is well-known for building the most durable aircraft in the aerial application industry, as well as the best flying – from both pilot and operator perspectives. All Thrush models provide superb visibility, light control response, and a high degree of maneuverability and speed, along with superior efficiency and low direct operating costs. Today there are more than 2,200 Thrush aircraft operating in some 80 countries around the world.


About Statewide Aviation
State Wide Aviation provides a complete range of aviation services, including: 100 hourly services, annual inspections, eddy current inspections, wing spar replacement, major and minor repairs. For further details please contact Campbell Briggs at statewideaviation@bigpond.com or at 61.2675.11500.



Sealing the Deal – Campbell Briggs, Director of Statewide Aviation of Australia shakes hands with Eric Rojek, vice president of Thrush Aircraft in celebration of Statewide’s appointment as the newest factory authorized service and support facility for Thrush in the southern hemisphere.

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