Albany - More jobs are opening up in Albany. Thrush Aircraft is expanding its operations and hiring at least 30 people.
Thrush builds planes, mostly used as agricultural spray planes but some are also used to fight fires and carry fuel. The company recently landed a deal to build 15 planes for Morocco and is upping production.
Owner Larry Bays says airplane mechanics and other workers are needed now. "A and P's, fabricators, anybody that's willing to come learn how to put airplanes together. Not only people with experience, but also people who are willing to come learn," said Bays.
The company has sold planes to 80 countries around the world.