MAG Welcomes Louie Duran as Senior Law Enforcement Advisor

capturelouieWoodbridge, VA – October 12, 2016 – MAG is excited to welcome former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Aero Bureau Captain Louie Duran as a Senior Law Enforcement Aviation Advisor.

For five years of his law enforcement career, Louie Duran worked for the Office of Homeland Security, assigned to Aero Bureau Operations. Remaining in the OHS until 2013, and being a certified pilot himself (fixed wing and rotary), he oversaw the aviation unit as the Unit commander, managing 96 total personnel, a fleet of 25 aircrafts, and an $11 million maintenance budget. During his time as Unit Commander, Captain Louie Duran became responsible for the largest aircraft acquisition in the county’s history.

In his 36-year career in law enforcement, Louie Duran worked in numerous bureaus of law enforcements including Operation Safe Streets (OSS) in Los Angeles, providing gang suppression and investigation support to the jurisdictions of Los Angeles, CA, for nine years as a Sergeant. In 2003, Louie Duran was promoted to Lieutenant, becoming Watch Commander at the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department Inmate Reception Center (IRC) for five years. During that time, he was assigned at Norwalk Station as Detective Bureau Commander.

Louie Duran studied Civil Engineering in 1975 at California State University, Long Beach. He later received an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Mount San Antonio College in 1987, the same year he graduated from the 151st Class of the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He later attended USC Viterbi School of Engineering from 2008-2012.

BOSH TO ATTEND SOUTHEAST REGION AEROSPACE SUPPLIER & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SUMMIT

Woodbridge, VA – August 3, 2016 –  BOSH will attend the Southeast Region Aerospace Supplier & Advanced Manufacturing Summit (SEASAM) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on 16-17 August 2016. The Summit is supported by Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and showcases suppliers and service providers from the Southeast Region and features sessions focused on different areas of the aerospace industry. Matt Twiggs, BOSH’s Vice President of Technical Services, is a returning speaker and will be a part of the Unmanned Aerospace Systems panel on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:30pm.

Find more information about the SEASAM here.

About BOSH Global Services
BOSH Global Services, headquartered in Newport News, VA., is a provider of mission-critical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) services and solutions. From designing, engineering, and operating critical operations centers to providing secure and classified data sharing to deployed UAS operations and maintenance, BOSH provides full life cycle support solutions for the most challenging customers. BOSH is ISO 9001:2008 registered.  BOSH Global Services is a MAG Global Company. For more information, visit www.boshgs.com.

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

Join MAG

Woodbridge, VA – July 27, 2016 –  MAG reached a milestone in July 2016, we are now 800 employees strong, and growing! MAG is looking to add motivated people to one of the fastest growing companies in the aerospace industries. Exceed your potential, join MAG.

MAG to Present at Annual New York State Sheriff’s Summer Training Conference

Woodbridge, VA. July 15, 2016 – MAG will be presenting at the New York State Sheriff’s Conference July 17th – 21st in Saratoga Springs, NY. Held annually, speakers and trainers address current issues impacting the many areas of a Sheriffs responsibility. Jim Finnell, MAG’s law enforcement liaison, will be presenting at the conference on Tuesday, July 19th at 12:30 pm. MAG is also sponsoring a BBQ on Monday evening.

For more information about MAG’s law enforcement capabilities, visit our website here: http://lawenforcement.magaero.com

Join Our Team

Woodbridge, VA – July 11, 2016 –  MAG is hiring! MAG has a variety of open position with locations all over the world. To view our open position, visit our careers pager here: https://magaero.com/mag-careers/

The most recent job posted was for a SharePoint Developer based in our Woodbridge office. More details: http://bit.ly/29vcMPK

MAG Attends Annual Farnborough International Airshow 2016

Woodbridge, VA, July 8, 2016 – MAG Aerospace will participate in the annual Farnborough International Airshow July 11-15, 2016. As one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, Farnborugh provides the most diverse range of exhibitors from core sectors of the aerospace industry: Space, Civil, Military, Manufacturing Technology, Rotary and MRO.

How to find MAG at Farnborough:

  • Visit MAG daily in the U.S. Pavilion at booth 2/A21, in Hall 2 (the Virginia booth)
  • Stop by our cocktail party on Tuesday, July 12, 1600-1900 in Chalet 0E27 on the flight line
  • On Wednesday, July 13th, at 1200 come hear Dr Thorsten Hisam, MAG’s Director of International Business Development, present on Outsourced Airborne ISR Business Model in The HUB Presentation Area in Hall 3 stand E22.

To learn more about the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow visit http://www.farnborough.com/

MAG Will Attend Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines Conference

Woodbridge, VA, June 6, 2016 – MAG Strategic Advisor Gavin Howse will attend the Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines Conference in the Philippines on 9-10 June 2016.  At this conference, senior naval and government officers from Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, U.S. 7th Fleet and more will gather to discuss maritime security and coastal surveillance updates.

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.

Use of Wide-Area Motion Imagery Focus of C4ISR & Networks Article

Online publication C4ISR & Networks recently published an article on the invaluable technology wide-area motion imagery currently provides for the military and how it can benefit smaller, civilian departments as well.

MAG and Logos Technologies have partnered to provide wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) as an on-demand service for border security personnel, emergency first responders and other customers.

Click here to learn more about the MAG and Logos Technology partnership.

Military ISR solutions often out of reach for smaller departments
May 10, 2016
Adam Stone, C4ISR & Networks

An emerging technology, wide-area motion imagery, is enabling the maturation of regional persistent surveillance, a tactical tool that brings close-up detail to drive pinpoint actions, while simultaneously offering the big picture view that encompasses a complex situation in its entirety.

On the cusp: The emergence of wide-area motion imagery is changing the game for regional persistent surveillance, with implications for military and civilian government alike. Download our free whitepaper for the latest.

The military has made the most use of regional persistent technology, but civilian agencies are also interested. However, the size and cost of military solutions often prohibits them from civilian use, especially in state or local governments.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety for instance has had some success with fixed-wing observation, but Director of Investigative Operations Jim Saunders thinks things could be better. “We have had instances where we have put in tactical teams for search and rescue, where we would like to have a better sense of the topography,” he said. “Technology that would provide that kind of information would be invaluable.”

The Air Force’s Gorgon Stare system could meet the department’s needs. It is a sensor system that constantly watches potential terrorists, sending images to users in near-realtime. However, the size and cost of the system makes it unattainable for a small department.

MAG, Logos Technologies to Provide On-Demand Airborne Sensor Services

Woodbridge, VA, May 2, 2016 MAG Aerospace and Logos Technologies have teamed up to provide wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) as an on-demand service for border security personnel, emergency first responders and other customers.

This turnkey solution marries Redkite, an ultra-lightweight WAMI sensor developed by Logos Technologies, with training and manned aircraft capabilities developed by MAG Aerospace for aerial sensing missions on behalf of international, U.S. government and commercial customers.

Weighing 30 pounds, Redkite employs a 50-plus megapixel camera that can track in near-real time hundreds of movers at once over a city-sized area. Redkite also records, stores, and processes all activity within its coverage area for forensic analysis.

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

Dr. Thorsten Hisam Joins MAG Aerospace as Director of International Business Development

Woodbridge, VA, April 5, 2016 – MAG CEO and Chairman of the Board Joe Fluet announced the addition of Dr. Thorsten “Thor” Hisam as Director of International Business Development. Thor will lead international growth for MAG Aerospace with a focus on expanding our international customer base and presence.  Thor has responsibility for new MAG business from foreign organizations and governments with a focus on airborne sensing services to build on our capabilities in the global market.  He is working with our deployed teams and numerous partners in targeted areas to establish an effective and efficient sales process on all continents. He has been working international business development in the aerospace industry for over 20 years with a focus on bringing products and services to new markets.

To read Thor’s full bio, click here.

Matt Bartlett Promoted to Chief Growth Officer

Woodbridge, VA, April 4, 2016 – MAG Aerospace CEO and Chairman of the Board Joe Fluet announced that Matt Bartlett has been promoted to Chief Growth Officer. In this role, Matt is responsible for developing, implementing, and executing an organic and inorganic growth strategy for MAG that resulted in generating over $200M in new business. He leads a global growth team that includes global sales, global insights and planning, and global capture. With MAG, Matt has previously served as a subject matter expert for the US Government responsible for assisting in the deployment of Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities worldwide and as the Executive Vice President for Aviation/ISR business.

Read Matt’s full bio here.

MAG Welcomes Scott R. Seaman to Board of Advisors

Woodbridge, VA, March 4, 2016 – MAG is excited to welcome Retired Police Chief Scott Seaman to its Board of Advisors.

Scott Seaman is Principal of Scott Seaman Consulting offering law enforcement executive coaching and expert witness services as well as assisting businesses seeking to address municipal law enforcement needs.

In his 39-year law enforcement career, Chief Seaman served as the Chief of the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno (CA) police department for 12 years. Chief Seaman previously served 27 years at the San Jose (CA) police department. Under his leadership, the department has received several state and international awards for community policing, investigative excellence, and victim services. He is the recipient of the Police Chiefs Association’s 2015 Joseph Molloy Award and the 2014 Justice Award from the Northern California Innocence Project.

Chief Seaman is an Executive Fellow with the Police Foundation. He holds a BA in Criminology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Management from Cal Poly Pomona. He is a graduate of the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Command College and the FBI National Academy.

“We’re delighted to have Chief Seaman as an advisor to MAG.  His experience as a distinguished law enforcement executive will help MAG expand its services within the first responder community,” said France Hoang, Chief Strategy Officer for MAG.

To read more about Mr. Seaman and his distinguished law enforcement career go to: https://magglobalcompanies.com/team/chief-ret-scott-r-seaman/

MAG Teammate Air Bear Sells Airvan 8 to California Highway Patrol

Woodbridge, VA, February 25, 2016 – Air Bear Tactical Aircraft, a MAG teammate in providing Regional Contract Aviation to Law Enforcement solution, announced the recent sale of the Airvan 8 aircraft to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  Air Bear provides custom fixed wing surveillance solutions and mission equipment for next generation patrol aircraft.

The Airvan 8 aircraft is the only aircraft of its kind currently being used in California. It has unique abilities to support tactical CHP requirements coupled with its exceptionally low operating costs and affordable acquisition price make it the perfect mission ready aircraft to address CHP’s airborne law enforcement needs. The Airvan 8 has certified workstations, equipment rack and camera/sensor mounted in a retractable pod provide exceptional operational utility and long endurance missions and the camera/sensor retract for landing mean the CHP has a completely discreet ground presence.

Air Bear Tactical Aircraft is comprised of a staff of aviation and law enforcement professionals with decades of experience to assist you with your airborne surveillance needs. Learn more about Air Bear here.

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Major General (ret.) Tim Crosby Moderates Panel at AUSA

Woodbridge, VA, January 14, 2016 – MAG Board of Directors member Major General (ret.) Tim Crosby  moderated a panel discussion this morning at AUSA’s Hot Topic aviation meeting, Army Aviation: An Asymmetric Maneuver Advantage for the Nation. The panel he moderated was titled “Advancing Unmanned Aircraft Systems.” For more information on the event, click here. For a full agenda of the Hot Topic aviation meeting, click here.

MAG Participates in Expodefensa 2015

Woodbridge, VA, November 23, 2015- MAG will participate in the Expodefensa 2015, the International Exhibition of Defense and Security, in Bogota, Colombia.  As one of the largest shows in Latin America, Expodefensa is an international exhibition showcasing technological development and innovation for Defense and Security Forces (in air, land and naval domains) throughout the region.

To learn more about the Expodefensa 2015 visit http://expodefensa.com.co/home.aspx.

Hope For The Warriors® and MAG Conducts Business Boot Camp For Veteran Entrepreneurs

Hope For The Warriors Business Boot Camp was a success.

Woodbridge, VA, November 19, 2015- Hope For The Warriors® teamed with Corporate Executives from Momentum Aerospace Group (MAG) to conduct a one-day Power. Action. Community. Transition. (PACT) Business Boot Camp for veteran entrepreneurs. On Thursday, November 5, C-level executives from the MAG team, mostly veterans themselves, discussed their careers, how they built on their experiences in the military, and presented short classes on business development, including: building a founding team, developing a pipeline, operations, accounting, and pitching strategies. The five veterans in attendance took their business ideas and created a brief outline of a business plan and practiced pitching their businesses. Read more

MAG Attends Annual Dubai Airshow and Exhibition

Woodbridge, VA, November 4, 2015- Momentum Aerospace Group (MAG) will participate in the annual Dubai Airshow and Exhibition November 8-12. As one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, the Dubai Airshow connects aerospace professionals across all areas of industry to facilitate successful global trade. If you are attending the Dubai Airshow visit us in the U.S. Pavilion at booth 1539 (the Virginia booth). Read more

TEAMWorks Real Time Performance Intelligence System at IACP 2015

Woodbridge, VA., October 14, 2015-MAG is pleased to announce our attendance at the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference & Exhibition (IACP) hosted in Chicago IL, October 25th-27th. TEAMWorks is a collaborative effort of MAG, Zebra Technologies, and Renaissance Sciences Corporation that delivers a real-time performance intelligence solution to enhance decisionmaking during training and operations. Using non-intrusive, easy to apply, nearly zero weight tags that emit short Ultra-Wideband pulses detected by receivers up to a range of 1,000 feet, TEAMWorks allows trainers and supervisors to track and review the position, orientation, speed, and acceleration of tagged personnel and equipment. Additional sensors can capture weapon discharge, shot hit/miss, heart rate, and other individual and team performance data. Information from sensors is transmitted to a hub and server that translates the raw data into information displayable through web/video feeds, computers, tablets, and wearables, allowing for interactive after action reviews. Read more

NOW HIRING: MARSS PILOTS

Woodbridge, VA., October 12,2015- Momentum Aerospace Group (MAG) (magglobalcompanies.com) is seeking experienced pilots to fly King Air 300/350 aircraft for its OCONUS flight operations. The work location will be at various locations in Afghanistan. Standard rotations will be 60 days on with approximately 60 days off.

Candidates must possess past or current designation as an aircraft commander in the applicable model aircraft. They will serve as Pilot-in-Command, Co-Pilot, Functional Check Pilot, or Trainer as required depending on daily mission requirements.

Candidates are expected to perform at all phases of flight to include pre-mission planning and briefing, aircraft pre-flight, conduct the flight safely and efficiently in support of the organization, post-flight, and post-mission briefing.

All candidates are expected to maintain the highest level of professionalism for safety, hands-on skills, Crew Resource Management (CRM), and must have the ability to positively communicate with the customer. Read more

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