Aero Toy Store names Tony Cosimano director of helicopter operations
July 11, 2008, Fort
Lauderdale, FL – Aero Toy Store has named rotary aircraft specialist Tony Cosimano director of
helicopter operations for the company.
Prior to joining Aero Toy Store,
Cosimano served 13 years as chief helicopter pilot and assistant
director of corporate aviation for AIG.
“Tony brings a wealth of expertise to Aero Toy Store as we are expanding our position in the global market with the acquisition of more than 20 new rotary aircraft by 2010,” said President and CEO Morris Shirazi. “He already has contributed to the interior and avionics completion program for an AgustaWestland AW 139 that produced the most advanced, quietest helicopter in its class.”
Cosimano was integrally involved in start-up helicopter operations at AIG, as well as with Metromedia, for whom he was chief helicopter pilot from 1987 to 1994, and Envirogas, Inc., where he was director and chief pilot between 1980 and 1987. At each company, he was responsible for developing corporate configured aircraft interiors and avionics suites. Cosimano also was president of his own helicopter company, DECAIR, from 1969 until 1978.
Cosimano’s expertise took root in 1962 when he entered the U.S. Army Flight School. Following graduation, he served as an Army helicopter pilot from 1963 to 1966, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon leaving the military, he worked as northeast regional manager and pilot for Chesapeake & Potomac Airways before establishing DECAIR.
Aero Toy Store has been providing clients with turnkey solutions for the sale and purchase, financing, modifying and enhancement of new and pre-owned aircraft since 1993. The company maintains full-service fixed base operations and sales centers in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Montreal, Que., as well as a sales facility at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV. Aero Toy Store’s extensive inventory focuses on luxurious wide-cabin, long-range aircraft, including Challenger, Falcon, Gulfstream, Global Express and Boeing. The company also owns and offers a variety of light and mid-sized aircraft, such as the Citation, Hawker and Lear, in addition to an extensive helicopter fleet, which includes the most highly refined and latest model rotary aircraft.
Aero Toy Store has established a longstanding business relationship with pre-eminent helicopter manufacturer Agustawestland that has resulted in one of the world’s largest available inventories of Agustawestland rotary aircraft, including the AW139, Agusta Grand and AW119KE helicopters, and the highly anticipated Aero Toy Store exclusive Pininfarina Edition AW139. The Agusta products complement a fleet that also features Bell 429s, Bell 407s and the soon to be released BA609.
As the exclusive provider of Pininfarina Edition aircraft, styled and handcrafted by experienced artisans, Aero Toy Store delivers the ultimate flying experience. Pininfarina designs have brought flawless beauty and comfort to such classic motorcars as Ferrari and Maserati. Now the company’s streamlined, luxurious designs can be experienced in exclusive customized aircraft from Aero Toy Store.
For additional information about Aero Toy Store, visit the company website at www.aerotoystore.com .