From a modest start in 1998 in the Chicago area, Close Air Support has seen steady growth, moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1999. Close Air employs specialists in sales, purchasing, quality, inventory management and shipping/receiving.

The company initially served U.S. domestic operators only. It has since become established as a leading distributor to European and Middle Eastern customers. The combination of location and performance in the market has led to valued long-term partnerships where they function as an extension of their customers’ purchasing departments.


The benefits that Close Air offers include efficiency and speed, market knowledge and risk avoidance – all in the context of integrity. Close Air Support, Ltd. is well-positioned to respond quickly to customers’ needs, identifying quality components from extensive sources, often unfamiliar to our customers’ purchasing departments.

Brian Larsen began his career 30 years ago when he earned his Naval Aviator Wings. He served in the Marines as a Pilot, Maintenance Officer and Squadron Test Pilot. He gained expertise with several major aerospace companies in procurement, contract negotiations and marketing/sales. In these roles he served military, commercial and corporate aircraft.

In 1993 Brian began working in the excess material market and in 1998 he founded Close Air Support. He holds a B.S. degree from Michigan State University and an M.S. from University of Southern California.


Brian F. Larsen, President

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