Precision Accessories & Instruments (PAI) Named Authorized Repair Center (ARC) by American Eurocopter

ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, subsidiary Precision Accessories & Instruments (PAI) has been approved as an Authorized Repair Center (ARC) for the Eurocopter Group.

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Under an agreement with American Eurocopter Corporation (AEC), PAI is authorized to provide MRO Services on a selection of "rotable" components to any and all affiliated Eurocopter Group members. "This agreement reiterates our commitment to enhance our capabilities and provide our world-wide customer base advanced levels of service. We made a strategic decision several years ago to expand our OEM partnerships, and being named an ARC for the Eurocopter Group is a direct result of this focused effort," said Ketan Desai, PAG Vice President, Sales & Marketing.

"This support agreement allows PAI to offer services to Eurocopter's extensive distribution network of around 20 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide, associating the performance of a lean MRO organization to the product experience and warranties of the OEM," says Martin Gohr, American Eurocopter Strategic Purchasing Director.

David Mast, PAG President and CEO said: "We are fully committed to making substantial investments in our business that create growth opportunities for both PAG, and our business partners. This agreement expands PAI's existing relationship with the Eurocopter Group. Their Helicopters are flown in vast numbers by our customer base, and being named an ARC allows us to enhance our support of these operators. We are proud to to be playing a wider role in the support of the worldwide Eurocopter fleet."

About Precision Aviation Group:
PAG is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industry. With 150,000 square feet of sales/service facilities in the United States and Canada, PAG uses its distinct business units and customer focused business model to serve aviation customers through two business functions – Aviation Supply Chain and its trademarked Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul – ISMRO®.

PAG provides MRO and Supply Chain services for Fixed and Rotary-wing aircraft through Precision Heliparts - PHP (www.heliparts.com), Gardner Aviation Services - GAS (www.gardneraviation.com), Precision Accessories & Instruments - PAI (www.precisionaccessories.com), Precision Heliparts Canada – PHP-C (www.heliparts.ca), Precision Accessories & Instruments Canada – PAI-C (www.pai-canada.com), and Aero Technology – ATI (www.aerotechnology.org). PAG has MRO capabilities on over 10,000 products, including Accessories, Avionics, Hydraulics, Instruments, NDT, Starter/Generators, and Wheels/Brakes – (www.precisionaviationgroup.com).

About American Eurocopter:
American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter's headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS.

SOURCE Precision Aviation Group

For further information:

CONTACT: Ketan Desai, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, +1-404-767-5800, or FAX: +1-404-767-5900, kdesai@precisionaviationgroup.com

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