What is ARGUS?
ARGUS International, Inc. is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk.
What is the ARGUS Rating System?
The independent ARGUS Rating System looks at an aircraft operator’s actual safety history and produces a grade for that operator. Operators that have a safety history equal to or greater than their peers are provided with an ARGUS Gold Rating, and through the addition of an on-site operational audit, can achieve the highest accreditation available through an independent, unbiased third party, an ARGUS Platinum Rating. This rating system evaluates the:
- The legitimacy of a charter operator
- The safety history of a charter operator
- Pilot training, experience, certifications and type ratings
- Completion of operator performed pilot background checks
- Liability insurance confirmation
Northeastern Rated Argus Platinum - Important to Company, Clients & Partners
Congratulations to the Northeastern Aviation Corporation Team . Robert Nicholas, our Safety Director, newly promoted to Chief Pilot, has significantly improved our Safety Management System (SMS) program and consistently maintains a high level of vigilance. Robert’s talent and diligence is the driving force that keeps all Northeastern Aviation departments focused and on task!
The Flight Department - Donna Schmidt, Ken Romano and Robert Nicholas - and the Maintenance Department Leadership - Mike Oppedisano and Brian Venth - continue to do an outstanding job in putting the safety of our clients and aircraft as top priority. The auditors also noted Shawn Felton, Director of Charter Sales & Marketing’s, strong knowledge of operational considerations and proficiency when utilizing the Flight Operating System (FOS). The auditors also singled out the significant organization that was evident in the Parts Department, led by Robert Kobus, an area that auditors typically can count on for uncovering findings.
The 2015 ARGUS Safety audit resulted in zero findings in both the Operations and Maintenance Departments of Northeastern Aviation Corp. and a few minor recommendations. The auditors were extremely impressed by the caliber of Northeastern Aviation’s key staff.
If you are a client or your aircraft is being managed by a private jet charter company, knowing their ARGUS safety rating is critical. The Platinum Rating is the highest level that can be achieved within the ARGUS rating system. It is only awarded to experienced operators who meet the criteria for Gold and pass the ARGUS Platinum on-site safety audit. It requires a well-developed Safety Management System (SMS) as well as a clear and workable Emergency Response Plan, effective policies and procedures and documented records for all major aspects of operations and maintenance within a flight department or charter company.