MAG SG Completes Maternity Ward Facility in Togo

Mr. Roper (MAG SG Logistics Procurement and Services Manager ) shakes the hands of the Community members at the official handover of the new Maternity Ward in Togo.

Lomé, Togo – November 10, 2016 – MAG SG recently completed construction of a 16-room maternity ward to provide a safe, well-equipped facility for the mothers and 45 babies who are delivered each week in the Amoutivé neighborhood of Lomé, Togo.

The new, US government-commissioned facility is a humanitarian project designed and constructed by Dubai-based MAG SG and features patient examination rooms, administrative offices, labor and delivery rooms, sleeping quarters for midwives on overnight shifts, patient recovery rooms, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

“The whole community is very happy with the results. It gives the expectant mothers a chance to recover from the birth of their child knowing that they are in a safe and protected environment,” said Mr. Roper, the MAG SG Program Manager.

MAG SG and Momentum Solutions have also donated a shipment of medical supplies, including maternity medicine, valued at $150,000 USD.

“We’re honored to have been involved in such an impactful project, and pleased to be able to give back to this wonderful facility and the people of Togo,” said Momentum Solutions CEO Stephen Arbib.

Ian Roper of MAG SG delivers the medical supplies to Mrs. Koko Komlamvi (West Africa Operations Manager) and the Health Services committee members.

Ian Roper of MAG SG delivers the medical supplies to Mrs. Koko Komlamvi (West Africa Operations Manager) and the Health Services committee members.

Childbirth is a very pressing issue in Togo, where infant and mother deaths occur in one out of every five births. According to the World Health Organization, two in three African women go without the emergency obstetric care they need. Some 60 percent of these women give birth at home without the help of a qualified attendant.

“I feel both privileged and proud to have played a role in helping to provide a safe place for the women of Amoutivé to give birth and give them and their babies the treatment they so require,” said MAG SG CEO Micheline Pollock who was recently in Amoutivé meeting with the clinic representatives. “I am especially grateful for the perseverance of the MAG SG team. Ian and his crew employed 100% local Togolese tradesman for the completion of this clinic. They were motivated daily by the knowledge that their work would actually save the lives of local women and children.”

The front entrance of the newly constructed Togo maternity ward.

The front entrance of the newly constructed Togo maternity ward.

About MAG SG
MAG Services Group is a US registered subsidiary of Momentum Solutions, a Canadian registered and owned company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

MAG SG’s experience delivering fast-track solutions in sensitive, hazardous enviroments has created a culture where by safety is an absolute priority.

MAG SG expertly navigates the political, social and commercial obstacles in challenging regions for the fast-track design, building and maintenance of high demand projects in high-risk regions – largely Africa and the Middle East. Their experienced teams adhere to the strictest of timelines and budgets with a focus on efficiency and sustainability – every time.

About MAG Global
MAG Global solves the world’s toughest problems. Operating in over 20 countries on 5 continents, the MAG Global companies provide turn-key aviation, logistics, and life support services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit  www.magglobalcompanies.com.

 

Discovery Air Fire Services to Attend Wildland Fire Canada 2016

Kelowna, Canada – October 24, 2016 – Discovery Air Fire Services (DAFS) will be attending Wildland Fire Canada 2016 (WFC) taking place October 24-28. WFC is a conference focused on building Canada’s resilience to future wildfires. The conference looks to achieve this through four main themes: (1) anticipating change, (2) designing resilient fire management systems, (3) defining and managing resilient landscapes, and (4) planning smarter, safer, resilient communities. Discovery Air brings to the conference 12 years of corporate experience providing essential services in the form of cost-effective government outsourced aviation service solutions. Because of this, Tom Ball, Business Development Manager for Discovery Air, has been invited to speak at the conference, to the National Air Operations group.

left to right: Mike Ciezadlo, Terry Popowich, Tom Ball

left to right: Mike Ciezadlo, Terry Popowich, Tom Ball

Discovery Air Inc. entered a definitive transaction agreement with MAG Aerospace (MAG) on September 8th to sell its fire services subsidiary, Discovery Air Fire Services. Jacob (Koby) Shavit, the President and CEO of Discovery Air, stated “MAG is an excellent home for our valued DAFS employees and customers and will allow the company to focus on its strategic growth plans while reducing its indebtedness”.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com

MAG Attends Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel

Dr. Thorsten Hisam, MAG’s Director of International Business Development, is in San Diego this week as an invited attendee for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel. Every major country will be represented and industry invitees were only from Northrup Grumman, General Atomics, Boeing and MAG to work with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on developing international regulatory consensus around unmanned aircraft.  The purpose of these meetings is to establish worldwide regulation for remotely piloted aircraft and Dr. Hisam is on Working Group 5 for Operations.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG and Logos Technologies Successfully Test Wide-Area Sensor for On-Demand Airborne ISR Services

Woodbridge, Va. – June 9, 2016 MAG Aerospace and Logos Technologies announced today that the ultra-light Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor has been successfully tested aboard a Cessna 206 turboprop in Carthage, North Carolina.

The airborne test, which took place in late May, proved the viability of WAMI as an on-demand airborne service by streaming video down to Android tablets held by ground personnel.

“We’re on the cusp of offering, for the very first time, a cutting-edge turnkey solution that has never been available before,” says Joe Fluet, CEO at MAG Aerospace, which provides aerial training and sensing solutions.

Developed by Logos Technologies, Redkite weighs under 30lbs and features a 50-plus megapixel camera to image an area up to four kilometers (2.48 miles) in diameter (at 12,000 feet AGL), monitoring hundreds of movers at once.

Redkite can provide up to 10 video windows within its expansive field of view, allowing multiple users to stream and watch their own area of interest on tablets or other mobile devices.

In addition, Redkite records, stores, and processes all activity within its coverage area for up to eight hours, enabling users to rewind through imagery and analyze past events in real-time or forensically on the ground.

Despite these advanced capabilities, the entire system requires less than 250 watts to operate.

“Redkite is the smallest, most power-efficient WAMI system available on the market,” says John Marion, president of Logos Technologies.

MAG Aerospace plans to have the Cessna 206 and integrated Redkite pod, along with operators and maintenance crews, delivered to customers on short notice.

Uses for the turnkey WAMI solution include:

  1. Search and Rescue;
  2. Disaster Relief;
  3. Border and Event Security;
  4. Airborne Law Enforcement;
  5. Scientific Research; and
  6. Imagery Collection for Data Analytics.

Flying thousands of ISR missions and sensing 136.5 million square miles, MAG Aerospace has extensive experience supporting international, U.S. government and commercial customers.

“We look forward to working with customers, both here and around the world, who require on-demand WAMI solutions for a variety of mission sets,” Fluet says.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Privately equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), aviation training, and aviation logistics services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. www.magaero.com

About Logos
Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC is a diversified science, engineering and technology company specializing in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics and processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves government customers, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in commercial and international markets. www.logos-technologies.com

MAG Pilots Start on MARSS Contract

Woodbridge, VA, March 10, 2016  – MAG officially started as a subcontractor to Adams Communication & Engineering Technology on the Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System (MARSS) contract on 20 Feb 16. MAG provides over 100 pilots to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions directly supporting coalition operations in Afghanistan.

About MAG
MAG is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Privately equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), aviation training, and aviation logistics services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. www.magaero.com

MAG Services Group Completes Rehabilitation of the Bassikounou Airstrip

Woodbridge, VA – February 4, 2016 –MAG Services Group (MAG SG) officially handed over the Bassikounou Runway Upgrade project to the US Army Corps of Engineers in January 2016. Bassikounou is a small village in the south east of Mauritania, near the border with Mali. The project, funded by the US but in support of the World Food Program, involved the rehabilitation of 1,200 metres of the Bassikounou airstrip, an unpaved runway. The impact of this project is significant for humanitarian relief, as this increased capacity of the airfield now enables access to beneficiaries in the Mbera refugee camp during the rainy season.

Before MAG SG rehabilitated the Bassikounou airstrip, transporting life-saving relief items from Nouakchott would normally take three or four days during the dry season, and much longer during the rainy season. Now with a fully operational runway, passengers and cargo can be moved between Nouakchott and Bassikounou in a mere three hours.

“This was one of the most challenging projects we have done to date,” said Micheline Pollock, CEO of MAG SG. “The location was near impossible to access, security was a major concern, our Site Manager lived with the locals in the remote town and communications were intermittent at best. However, the key to MAG’s success was a strong Mauritanian partner who ensured we had the critical localized support necessary to execute.”

The project was delivered ahead of schedule and the runway has been in operation for over 1 year but officially signed off this month. A runway in Bassikounou is an invaluable part of the regional logistics and infrastructure ensuring humanitarian cargo can reach the beneficiaries in a timely manner.

About MAG Services Group
MAG Services Group is an independent, privately owned company, comprised of a team seasoned experts in the delivery of projects in some of the harshest and challenging environments globally. Established in 2009 to provide engineering, infrastructure and services in Afghanistan supporting both The Coalition and US Military Forces. With a successful track record in project delivery and over 50 US Government contracts delivered in the region, the company, headquartered in Dubai now operates in 11 different countries throughout MENA, East and West Africa.

MAG Services Group is a US registered affiliate of MAG Logistics, a Canadian registered and owned company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. http://www.magsg.com/

MAG SG School for the Deaf Opens in Lome, Togo

Woodbridge, VA, January 22, 2016 –  January 12th, 2016 marked the official opening of the School for the Deaf in Lome, Togo, designed and constructed by MAG Services Group, a Momentum Aerospace Group company and affiliate of MAG Logistics. US Ambassador to Togo David R. Gilmour was on hand for the official opening of the school. The project, funded by AFRICOM, consisted of building a two classroom school for deaf children, demolition of an existing structure, construction of a new sanitary building with showers, latrines and sinks, as well as a new sanitary and storm water system, and a rainwater harvesting system.

“This was a great project because we trained and engaged unskilled deaf laborers in Lome and employed them on the project,” said Micheline Pollock, CEO of MAG SG.

MAG Logistics Assists with Syrian Refugee Transport

Woodbridge, VA – January 20, 2016 – MAG Logistics, a Momentum Aerospace Group company, is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Canadian government to transport refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria. Between December 11th and January 12th MAG Logistics transported more than 10,000 refugees from Lebanon and Jordan to Canada via charter flights. The Canadian government has stated that they will bring in between 25,000 – 50,000 refugees by end of 2016.

About MAG Logistics
MAG Logistics is an independent, privately owned company, comprised of a team with an average of 25 years of experience in specialty aviation with a peerless reputation in the industry. The MAG Logistics team has been involved in all facets of aviation, and understands the business of transporting cargo and passengers on time and safely. Having vast global experience, our team has successfully completed hundreds of projects, both large and small, often times under very difficult conditions. www.maglogistics.com

MAG Logistics is a Canadian registered affiliate of MAG, a US registered and owned company headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia.

First MAG/Afghan Flight Completed

Woodbridge, VA, September 16, 2015- The first MAG/Afghan PC-12 instruction flight was completed August 22nd with two PC-12s taking flight in Afghanistan with a student and MAG Instructional Pilot (IP) in each.

MAG Releases a Dedicated Webpage for GSA Offerings

Woodbridge, VA, May 28, 2015- MAG has published a webpage where customers can learn about our GSA offerings.

This dedicated webpage provides information about MAG”s GSA offerings, how you can order MAG GSA products and services, and general information about GSA ordering.

Visit gsa.magglobalcompanies.com

MAG Training & Exercise Help Customers Keep Their Edge

A Platoon of U.S. Army Rangers huddled next to a squat building. Somewhere, out there, they knew the enemy waited. The squad had just been ambushed from a distance, the night coming alive moments earlier with unexpected tracer rounds. The Rangers scrambled for cover behind the nearest building, dragging several severely wounded squadmates with them to safety. Read more

MAG Trains the Next Generation of Afghan Pilots

The Afghan night watchmen heard the thump-thump-thump of a helicopter, which became louder as he listened. Suddenly, the silhouette of a Russian-made MI17 helicopter crossed surprisingly close overhead, the engine noise receding as the helicopter disappeared into the nearly moonless night. Read more

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