• GE Aviation announces first run of  Advanced Turboprop engine0

    Milestone accomplished on schedule; certification begins in 2018 PRAGUE—GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine, the first clean-sheet turboprop engine to hit the Business and General Aviation (BGA) market in more than 30 years, successfully completed its first engine test run at GE Aviation’s facility in Prague, Czech Republic, on Friday (December 22). “Running the Advanced Turboprop

    READ MORE
  • GE Aviation submits EASA type certificate for EEPC-equipped, H80 Thrush0

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND —GE Aviation is closing in on its second type certification for its Electronic Engine and Propeller Control (EEPC) system. The company has submitted an application to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for approval of the EEPC-equipped H80 turboprop engine on the Thrush 510G. An EEPC-equipped Thrush 510G successfully completed its first flight

    READ MORE
  • Cascade Aircraft Conversions purchases GE H Series for ag conversions0

    LONG BEACH, California – December 5, 2016 – Cascade Aircraft Conversions has signed a contract to purchase GE’s H Series turboprop engines for its conversion supplemental type certificates (STCs) on Thrush and Air Tractor 300, 400 and 500 series agricultural aircraft. The announcement builds on a deal signed in 2009, when Cascade signed a contract

    READ MORE
  • GE & Thrush Aircraft support next-gen Ag pilots with $5,000 scholarships0

    LONG BEACH, California – Dec. 5, 2016 – GE Aviation and Thrush Aircraft will collaborate with the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) to establish a flight training scholarship program for aspiring agricultural pilots. The scholarship program, entitled “Ag Wings of Tomorrow,” will establish three new $5,000 scholarships that can be used by pilots to cover

    READ MORE
  • GE Aviation offering 25,000 reasons to buy a Thrush 510G0

    LONG BEACH, California – Dec. 5, 2016 – GE Aviation is offering a $25,000 discount on the next 15 H80 engines purchased for Thrush Aircraft, Inc.’s 510G aircraft.  This limited-time offer makes it the best time ever for prospective customers to put a new 510G in their hangar.  The savings are significant but offer is

    READ MORE
  • GE H Series turboprops begin STC conversions for agricultural operators0

    LONG BEACH, California – December 5, 2016 – Turbine Conversions, Ltd has completed the first installation of a GE H75 turboprop engine coupled to an Avia V508E-AG/106/A propeller on a Thrush S2R-T11.  The first test flight occurred on December 2, 2016.  Turbine Conversions plans to amend their existing Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to add the

    READ MORE