Daily Archives: February 22, 2018

Precision Aviation Group (PAG) and Honeywell Aerospace sign agreement

ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce the signing of a dealership agreement with Honeywell Aerospace which allows PAG to sell, exchange and provide MRO services on Honeywell avionics products including Aspire (satcom) and SkyConnect.

“The agreement with Honeywell demonstrates our continuing commitment and dedication to meeting our customers’ needs by expanding the products and services we offer,” said Ketan Desai, vice president of sales and marketing for PAG. “Expanding our product offering to include Honeywell’s Aspire 200 satcom and SkyConnect is a natural extension of the products and services we currently provide through all 8 of our worldwide locations,” adds Desai.

Honeywell received its first helicopter platform supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Aspire 200 satcom system in 2015, and over the past 24 months has completed certification on a range of helicopters across all segments of the market, including the Leonardo AW139, the Airbus AS350, the Bell 429, the Sikorsky UH-60/S-70 family, and a fleet of Mil Mi-8s in Europe.

Our relationship with Honeywell is a valuable one not only to us but all the customers we support worldwide,” said David Mast, President & CEO of PAG. “Our two companies have had a long-standing and successful service agreement in North America. With this latest announcement operators PAG supports will be able to benefit from ‘just-in-time’, local support for a wider range of products and services including Honeywell avionics products.”

PAG will be exhibiting at Heli-Expo (PHP Booth# C2851), please stop by to learn more about the Honeywell’s Aspire 200 and SkyConnect systems.

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About Precision Aviation Group:
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. With nine locations and more than 260,000-square-feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore, 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®) services.
PAG provides MRO and Supply Chain Solutions for Fixed- and Rotary-wing aircraft through: Precision Heliparts – PHP (www.heliparts.com); Precision Aircraft Services – PAS (www.pas-pag.com); Precision Accessories & Instruments – PAI (www.precisionaccessories.com); Precision Heliparts Canada – PHP-C (www.heliparts.ca); Precision Accessories & Instruments Canada – PAI-C (www.precisionaccessories.ca); PHP-Instruments & Accessories – PHP-LA (www.heliparts.la); Precision Heliparts – Latin America (www.precisionaviationgroup.com/php-br); Precision Aero Technology – PAT (www.precisionaerotechnology.com); Precision Heliparts – Australia – PHP-AU (www.precisionheliparts.com.au); Precision Accessories & Instruments – Australia (PAI-AU) (www.precisionaccessories.com.au); Precision Heliparts Singapore (PHP-S); and Precision Aviation Controls, Inc. – PAC (www.precisionaviationcontrols.com). PAG subsidiaries have MRO capabilities on over 35,000 products, including accessories, avionics, engine components, hydraulics, instruments, NDT, starter/generators, and wheels/brakes (www.precisionaviationgroup.com).        

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SAMA calls for investigation into alleged rape

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has called for a swift criminal investigation into the alleged rape of a patient by a doctor at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp.

We strongly denounce this reported crime against a patient. Sexual assault of a patient by a medical professional is blatant criminality and a serious affront on their rights and dignity.

SAMA awaits a speedy investigation into the matter and the release of more details surrounding the incident, said SAMA chairperson Mzukisi Grootboom.

On Tuesday, Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa announced that her department had cut ties with the alleged doctor, opened a case of rape and subsequently reported the individual to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for misconduct.

The incident is said to have happened on Monday morning. The victim has since been referred to Leratong Hospital’s crisis centre for clinical assessment, trauma counselling and collection of evidence.

We extend our sincerest sympathy to the alleged victim and their family for the psychological, emotional, and physical harm they have been subjected to because of this reported attack, said Grootboom.

According to the Health Department, the suspected perpetrator is a sessional doctor based at the Krugersdorp hospital.

As a profession guided by a solemn oath and bound by the ethical and professional duty of care for patients, the criminal misdemeanour of the doctor casts a blight on our profession, said Grootboom.

In addition to calls for an investigation, the medical association added to calls for the HPCSA to verify the credentials of the alleged perpetrator and immediately institute disciplinary proceedings against him.

We are encouraged that the appropriate judicial processes by the South African Police Service have apparently commenced. We are optimistic this will bring a successful prosecution, said the association.

SAMA said it salutes the bravery of all those involved in exposing the deplorable act and encouraged the public to step forward and report any form of attack on patients by doctors in any health institution.

The horrendous statistics on rape in South Africa attest to a problem in the social fabric in the country. Sadly, a lot of such abuse goes unreported, it said.

The organisation also suggested changes to healthcare polices to prevent such acts from happening in future. It suggested that a chaperon be present during an intimate examination as this protects the patient and should be considered as a risk-reduction strategy in the South African healthcare system.

Source: South African Government News Agency