- Company is founded by Scott James as Precision Heliparts (PHP) in Atlanta, Ga. and enters a collaborative venture with Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI)
In 2012, Precision Heliparts Louisiana (PHP-LA) was founded by Precision Aviation Group (PAG), an Atlanta, Ga.-based company that is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industries. PHP-LA is located in Lafayette, close to PAG’s customer base in the Gulf of Mexico. This region is home to the largest concentration of helicopter operators in the world.
History of PAG Companies
Precision Heliparts (PHP) was founded in 1993 by Scott James to supply parts to the helicopter industry. Located in Atlanta, Ga., PHP began as a collaborative venture with Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI), an FAA/JAA instrument and accessory repair station. PAI was well-established in the fixed-wing regional airline market and wanted to expand into the rotary-wing market.
In 1995, PHP moved to its present location on Lake Mirror Road adjacent to Atlanta International Airport (KATL) sharing building space with PAI. In 1997, PAI was acquired by Dallas Airmotive/BBA, leaving PHP and PAI independent of each other, though they continued to have a close working relationship, sharing the same address.
In 1999, only 6 years after it was founded with one employee working out of a storage closet , PHP was named one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine.
PHP expanded into the Canadian market in 2002, opening Precision Heliparts-Canada (PHP-C) in Vancouver.
When PHP obtained a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station certification in 2003, it marked a turning point in the company history, launching it into MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) market.
PHP and PAI Reunite
In 2004, PHP acquired (PAI), its neighbor and venture partner in the early days of the company, from Dallas Airmotive/BBA Aviation. This acquisition led to the creation of Precision Aviation Group (PAG) as the parent company for PHP, PHP-C and PAI.
PHP had become a preferred choice for helicopter maintenance, repair, and upgrades. With the PAI acquisition, PHP could extend the same level of service to fixed-wing operators and be well-positioned for growth.
In 2008, PHP-C and Precision Accessories & Instruments (PAI-C), which was launched the previous year by PAG, consolidated their operations when they moved into a new 15,000 square-foot facility.
Bringing PHP Closer to Customers around the World
To serve booming rotary-wing markets, PAG launched two new companies in 2012: In the US, Precision Heliparts Louisiana in Lafayette, La. (PHP-LA) and in Australia, Precision Aviation Group Australia PTY LTD (PHP-AU) in Brisbane – both 5,000-square-foot sales and service facilities. PHP-LA opened FAA Repair Station #PY8R545X in 2012.
Today, PHP, PHP-C, PHP-LA and PHP-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 PHP-Louisiana 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 logistics, consignment inventory