1st GE H80-Powered Thrush 510G Aircraft Delivered to Beidahuang GA Company

Beidahuang General Aviation Company received its first six H80 powered Thrush 510G aircraft on September 6.  Beidahuang General Aviation Company, a subsidiary of the State-Owned-Enterprise Beidahuang Group ordered 20 Thrush 510G aircraft powered by GE’s H80 turboprop engines in 2012, and it was also the largest single order of Thrush Aircraft ever received. The Thrush 510G agricultural aircraft was the first aircraft to enter service powered by H80 engines.

“We’re excited to receive this first batch of Thrush aircraft,” said Guo Qingcai, General Manager of Beidahuang General Aviation Company. “These aircraft will become the backbone for our operation and we believe they will make lots of contributions in the future.”

“GE is proud to see the H80-powered Thrush 510G delivered to our first Chinese customer,” said Jim Stoker, president and managing executive of GE Aviation's Business and General Aviation Turboprops. “We are confident that the advanced material and technology of H80 engines will improve the productivity of Beidahuang General Aviation Company.”

Source: GE Aviation
Date: Sep 12, 2013