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In 2007, Precision Accessories & Instruments (PAI-Canada) was founded in Vancouver, B.C. by Precision Aviation Group (PAG) to expand its MRO services for fixed-and rotary-wing aircraft into the Canadian market. PAI-C is supported by a family of companies offering products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace industry. 

History of PAG

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.

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-Canada Value Proposition for Our Customers

ISMRO® Inventory Supported Maintenance Repair & Overhaul:  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 Aviation Group

  • 1993
    • Precision Heliparts (PHP) is founded by Scott James in Atlanta, Ga. and enters collaborative venture with Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI)
  • 1995
    • PAI moves with PHP to share building space in 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 but continues to have a close working relationship with PHP and share the same address
  • 1999
    • PHP is named one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • 2002
    • PHP enters the Canadian market with the opening of Precision Heliparts-Canada (PHP-C) in Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2003
    • PHP obtains certification for US FAA repair station and enters MRO market
  • 2004
    • PHP acquires PAI from Dallas Airmotive/BBA
    • Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is formed as the parent organization for a group of companies including PHP, PHP-C and PAI
  • 2007
    • PAG acquires Pegasus Aircraft Components of Vancouver and renames it Precision Accessories & Instruments – Canada (PAI-C)
  • 2008
    • PAI-C moves into consolidated operation with sister company PHP-C in a new 15,000 square-foot facility
  • 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.
  • 2014
    • PAS becomes an Airbus Service Center
    • PHP-LA doubles size of sales and service facility to 10,000 square feet
  • 2016
    • ACI changes Name to Precision Aviation Controls (PAC)
    • PAC Receives Honeywell Approval for PT6 FCUs and Accessories
    • PAG Announces PHP Brazil Launch – São Paulo
  • 2017
    • PAG Expands PAG-AU from 10K to 20K Sqft & Adds Caps
    • PAG Enhances Inventory Profile with 4.1M additional AW139 Components
    • PAG-AU Receives FAA Part 145 Foreign Repair Station Approval
    • PAG Expands PHP-LA from 10K to 20K Sqft
    • PAG Announces Expansion into Asia Region with Singapore Facility Launch
  • 2018
    • PAG announces PAT appointed as Honeywell Bendix King Auth Repair Center
    • PAG announces new Honeywell Dealer Agreement
    • PAG-AU announces Lord Distributorship
    • PAG acquired by GennX360

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