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Greenwich Aerogroup Names New Company President and Senior Executive

Greenwich AeroGroup announced that its Senior Vice President of Parts Distribution Warren Persavich will lead NASAM Inc. in the coming year.

In September, NASAM Founder, President and CEO Aki Sato announced he would be stepping down at the end of the year after 31 years with the company. NASAM is an international distributor of high tech electronics such as military/defense equipment, spacecraft sub­system and components, aircraft support equipment and products and telecom­related components. Persavich who already worked closely with the com­ pany feels it’s a perfect oppor­ tunity for him. “I have had an extremely rewarding 35 years with Banner Aerospace and Greenwich AeroGroup,” said Persavich. “Leading NASAM is an exciting new challenge that will allow me to apply the skills


“We are very pleased Warren has accepted this new position as President and CEO of NASAM,” said Greenwich AeroGroup President and CEO Jim Ziegler. “We believe under his leadership the com­ pany will expand and grow.” In light of Persavich’s new role, Greenwich AeroGroup has named Professional Aircraft Accessories President Robert Bial as its new senior vice president for component repair and overhaul and distri­ bution.

“We are excited to welcome Robert to the team in this new capacity,” said Ziegler. “Robert has extensive experi­ ence in aviation parts distribu­ tion, component repair and overhaul, aircraft maintenance and modification, continuous business improvement and customer satisfaction. He will be an asset to our leadership team.” ◆

Reference/Long Line course with the addition of the “Air Con” and “Pole in the Hole” exercises.

“In order for a pilot to suc­ cessfully complete our pro­ gram, they are now tasked with picking up and setting an Air Conditioning Unit onto bolts. The lead up to that is placing a simulated Power Pole into a hole as well as our basic exercises, which include flying Medical litters, nets and barrel slings,” said LAH’s Chief Pilot Part 133, Andre Hutchings.

“We spent a great deal of time developing these new exercises in order to introduce potential Utility/LL Pilots to some of the actual flying regi­ mens they may face in their careers. To watch a pilot come to us with zero VR/LL experi­ ence at the beginning of the course and walk away at the end having set an Air Con unit on bolts and a power pole in place is truly awesome – this exercise is the real thing!” Ground Crew Manager, Trevor Stanley, states. ◆


Los Angeles Helicopters VR/LL Sets New Standard

In keeping with their real world theme, LAH (Los Angeles Helicopters) has raised the bar for completion standards on their Vertical


STAT MedEvac Enters Contract with Metro Aviation, Inc. for Five Aircraft

Metro Aviation, Inc. recently entered into a contract with STAT MedEvac for three EC135 and two EC145 aircraft comple­

The latest order will be a continuation of business between Metro Aviation, Inc. and STAT MedEvac that began with the introduction of the first EC135 aircraft in the United States, which was com­ pleted by Metro Aviation, Inc., for operation by STAT MedEvac.

Each aircraft will be equipped with EMS, SPIFR, air­ conditioning and a lengthy list of optional equipment. The final completed aircraft is scheduled for delivery in

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