BOISE, Idaho, February 23, 2012 – Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it reached a company milestone in 2011 with zero Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries.
“Employee and customer safety is a top priority,” said Western Aircraft’s Manager of Environmental Health and Safety Miguel Velasco. “We are focused on continuous improvement and training to develop a high-level sustaining safety program.”
According to OSHA, the national average DART (Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers) rate for 2011 is 1.8 and Western Aircraft documented a Dart rate of 0.0 for 2011.
Since 2006, Western Aircraft has been granted the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award, for its exemplary safety and training program. SHARP recognizes employers with less than 250 employees who operate excellent safety and health management systems. It is one of the highest awards OSHA can give to a small company.
Western Aircraft is a full-service FBO, FAA certified aircraft repair station, and a factory authorized maintenance/modification facility for Dassault Falcon, Hawker Beechcraft, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Universal Avionics, Pilatus, Piaggio and many other major suppliers to the Corporate and General Aviation industry. Western Aircraft services include maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; aircraft sales, charter and management; parts distribution; and fixed base operations. For more information, go to http://www.westair.com/.
About Greenwich AeroGroup
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; parts distribution and financial services. Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, Kan.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga.; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif., and GCCUS Inc. located in Aptos, Calif. News and information are available at http://www.greenwichaerogroup.com/.
Western Aircraft has continuously held this award since September 2006.
In addition to his current responsibilities at Western Aircraft, Winters will now also oversee all aircraft sales at Atlantic Aero.
It has appointed Mike Slattery to the company's Interior Product Management Team.