BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 25, 2013 – Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that for the seventh year in a row it has received the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award, for its exemplary safety and training.
“We are very pleased to be recognized for our dedication to a safe work environment,” said Western Aircraft’s Manager of Environmental Health and Safety Miguel Velasco. “The well-being of our employees and our customers is paramount.”
Velasco added that some of the contributing factors to the overall success of Western’s safety record include their employee’s involvement in identifying hazards, the site-wide weekly sharing of electronic dashboards with safety statistics, safety awareness posters throughout the work site and an active safety committee.
SHARP recognizes employers with less than 250 employees who operate excellent safety and health management systems. SHARP is one of the highest awards OSHA can give to a small company.
About Western Aircraft
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. Additionally, they are a factory appointed dealer selling new Pilatus and Piper aircraft. 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 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.; Aero Precision located in Livermore, Calif. and NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janerio. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.
It has reached a company milestone in 2011 with zero Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries.
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.