Cincinnati, Ohio, April 5, 2010.
ARGUS has recognized eight U.S. and two European - based charter operators who were awarded a Platinum rating during the first quarter of 2010. The prestigious Platinum rating is ARGUS’ highest level of safety ratings, and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance. For the first time in ARGUS’ auditing history, over 400 charter operators currently maintain an ARGUS rating, of which 79 operators are Platinum.
U.S Based Operators Awarded the ARGUS Platinum Rating: January 2010 - March 2009
• AvJet- Burbank, CA
• FlightWorks- Kennesaw, GA
• HeliFlite Flight Shares, LLC- Newark, NJ
• Key Air, LLC- Oxford, CT
• Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc- Waterford, MI
• Pro Airways, LLC- Plymouth, MA
• Wing Aviation Charter Services, LLC- Houston, TX
• World Class Aviation, LLC (StartBase)- Dallas, TX
International Based Operators Awarded the ARGUS Platinum Rating: January 2010-March 2010
• ACM Air Charter Luftfahrtgesellschaft MBH- Rheinmunster, Germany
• VistaJet Luftfahrtunternehmen GmbH - Salzburg, Austria
“Charter operators around the world understand the importance of maintaining a safe and efficient operation,” said Joe Moeggenberg, President and CEO of ARGUS. “We are pleased that so many choose to validate their high standards through an ARGUS audit. We particularly want to congratulate those operators that have achieved the ARGUS Platinum Rating.”
ARGUS PROS (Partners and Resources for Operational Safety), a wholly owned subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc., has been conducting on-site audits for the business aviation community since 2001, and has become one of the most respected auditing organizations in the in industry. ARGUS PROS is uniquely capable of providing audits worldwide for fixed-wing and helicopter operators and each audit is tailored to reflect the specific needs of a corporate, charter, fractional or airline operation.
ARGUS PROS is the only audit organization that has developed its own industry-leading audit standard for charter operators and also holds authorizations from two world-recognized standards organizations. ARGUS PROS is authorized by both the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to perform audits utilizing their respective standards (IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). Based on auditor and instructor credentials, IATA has named ARGUS PROS one of only five Endorsed Training Organizations accredited to provide IOSA Auditor training.
ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is the industry leader in providing specialized aviation services to companies that manufacture, finance, operate, maintain, and market commercial and business aircraft, as well providing products and services to end-user consumers worldwide. ARGUS is the worldwide leader in performing on-site safety audits for corporate flight departments, charter operators, and commercial airlines.