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YOUR WORLDWIDE FIXED WING AIRCRAFT RESOURCE

 

In 1993, Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI), located in Atlanta, Ga., was well-established in the fixed-wing regional airline market. PAI wanted to expand into the rotary-wing market and entered a collaborative venture with Precision Heliparts (PHP), founded that year by Scott James to supply parts to the helicopter industry.

In 1995, PAI moved to its present location on Lake Mirror Road adjacent to Atlanta International Airport (KATL) sharing building space with PHP.

In 1997, PAI was acquired by Dallas Airmotive/BBA, leaving PAI and PHP independent of each other, though they continued to have a close working relationship, sharing the same address.

PAI and PHP Companies Unite

By 2004, Dallas Airmotive/BBA Aviation’s primary customer base, domestic regional airlines, had phased out rotary-wing aircraft. This opened up the opportunity for PHP to acquire PAI, because PHP had a large international customer base of operators with both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft in their fleets. PHP had obtained a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station certification the year before and entered the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) market. The acquisition of PAI gave PHP the ability to expand MRO services into the fixed-wing market.

This acquisition also led to the creation of Precision Aviation Group (PAG) as the parent company for PAI, PHP,and the PHP-C , which PHP had launched in 2002.

Expansion with Launch of Sister Companies Brings PAI Close to Customers Around the World

Precision Accessories & Instruments Canada (PAI-C) was founded in 2007 with the acquisition of Pegasus Aircraft Components of Vancouver. The following year, PAI-C moved into consolidated operation with sister company PHP-C in a new 15,000 square-foot facility. Chris Van Wyhe became VP & General Manager of the Canadian operations for both PAI and PHP and Phillip Fienen became Regional Sales Manager for all four PAI and PHP companies.

In 2013, PAG opened Precision Accessories and Instruments (PAI-AU) in Brisbane, Australia to be closer to customers in the Australasia Region.

Today, PAI and its sister companies PAI-C and PAI-AU are among PAG’ s nine operating companies. Together they have locations in the United States, Canada, Singapore and Australia and form a global network of support that offers PAG’s trademarked ISMRO® (Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Services ) for both fixed-and rotary-wing operators. PAG is one of only 11 companies worldwide outside OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) to collectively hold all FAA, EASE, AO and AMO certifications.

 

The PAI Value Proposition for Our Customers

ISMRO® Inventory Supported Maintenance Repair & Overhaul: We are the repair station with internal repair capabilities on 21,000 products, preferred availability on OEM exchange components, one stop shop with an approved supplier network of 250 repair stations

Distribution Lines: 75 OEM product lines, outsourcing and procurement of more rotables and line replacement units than most small airlines

Competitive Pricing: value add provider of availability, service and quality

Service: dedicated customer service team and sales representatives and direct technical support

Availability: 24/7 live AOG support, 9 operating units, 7 locations

Inventory: $32.5 million inventory in stock ,75,000 line items

Depth of Services:  Tip to tail support for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.  Precision Repairs Management (PRM), MRO services, airframe maintenance, sales, exchanges, repair, supply chain logisticsconsignment inventory 

History of Precision Accessories & Instruments and the PAG Companies

  • 1993
    • Precision Heliparts (PHP).Company is founded by Scott James in Atlanta, Ga., and enters a collaborative venture with Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI)
  • 1995
    • PAI moves to share space with PHP in the building that is the current location of PAG headquarters near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 1996
    • David Mast becomes President & CEO of PHP
  • 1997
    • PAI is sold to Dallas Airmotive/BBA and continues to have a close working relationship PHP and share the same address
  • 1999
    • PHP is named one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • 2003
    • PHP obtains certification for US FAA repair station and enters MRO market
  • 2004
    • PHP acquires PAI  from Dallas Airmotive/BBA and the companies are reunited
    • Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is formed as the parent organization for a group of companies including PAI, PHP and PHP-C
  • 2007
    • PAG acquires Pegasus Aircraft Components of Vancouver and renames it Precision Accessories & Instruments – Canada (PAI-C)
  • 2010
    • PAG acquires Avcenter LLC of Dallas, Texas, a wheel–and-brake shop, and relocates it to PAG’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
    • PAG completes a major expansion of Atlanta, Ga., headquarters to 65,000 square feet
  • 2011
    • PAI is awarded NDT certification by the FAA and adds non-destructive testing (NDT) to its unlimited accessory, avionics and instrument ratings
    • PAI changes its name from Precision Avionics & Instruments to Precision Accessories & Instruments
    • PAG acquires Gardner Aviation Specialist of Peachtree City, Ga. – now Precision Aviation Services (PAS) – an FAA repair station with expertise in avionics installation, upgrades and maintenance for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft
    • PAG acquires Aero Technology Inc. of Long Beach, Calif. – now Precision Aero Technology (PAT) – a repair station founded in 1984 focused on commercial and military avionics
  • 2012
    • PAG increases the size of Atlanta facility to 80,000 square feet
    • PAG launches two new companies, both 5,000-square-foot sales and service facilities to serve booming rotary-wing markets: Lafayette, La. (PHP-LA) in the US and Precision Aviation Group Australia PTY LTD (PHP-AU) in Brisbane, Australia
  • 2013
    • PAG opens Precision Accessories and Instruments (PAI-AU) in Brisbane, Australia
    • PAG expands its footprint around the globe to nearly 200,000 square feet of sales and service facilities
    • PAG opens PAT sales office in Singapore
    • PAG opens a wheel-and-brake shop at the PAT facility in Long Beach, Calif.
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