In November 1977 Ayres purchased manufacturing rights to the Rockwell Thrush Commander agricultural aircraft. Production continues in 1999 of various developed models as Turbo Thrush agricultural aircraft with piston and turboprop engines. Has also developed the Loadmaster, a uniquely configured multipurpose transport with two turboprop engines driving a single propeller, intended mainly for carrying bulk and containerised freight but with passenger/troop and reconnaissance variants planned.

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