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Canadian Private Aircraft Charter Company Achieves Coveted Airline Safety Audit Rating


Air Georgian has been presented with the ARGUS Platinum Rating at NBAA 2012, has achieved IS-BAO Stage 1 and has been audited for IOSA Registration.

Mississauga, ON (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased announce Air Georgian, a leading Canadian private aircraft charter provider, has achieved the coveted ARGUS Platinum Rating along with IS-BAO Stage 1 registration. Additionally, Air Georgian is completing its IOSA registration. The prestigious Platinum Rating is the highest level of ARGUS Ratings and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of airline industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance. ARGUS presented Air Georgian with the ARGUS Platinum Rating at NBAA 2012, booth # 3207.

“The ARGUS audit was not only thorough with experienced auditors, but cost effective and efficient as they were able to perform three separate audits during one visit,” said Daniel Bockner, Air Georgian Vice President Flight Operations. “We are very proud to see our hard work and commitment to developing a culture focused around safety and quality has been recognized with these industry leading certifications. We are very excited to be the first operator that ARGUS has conducted these three audits on in one visit and we would like to thank our employees for their dedication to the project and the ARGUS audit team members for their professionalism and knowledge.”

“ARGUS is the only audit organization in the world with the capability to audit operators against the Platinum Standard, IOSA, IS-BAO, and BARS,” said Joseph Moeggenberg, ARGUS International President and CEO. “Through our unique audit program, Air Georgian underwent a five-day IOSA audit and then separate two-day IS-BAO and BARS audit during one seven-day audit event. We are pleased to see operators like Air Georgian who are dedicated to safe and quality operations achieve the ARGUS Platinum Rating, IS-BAO registration and are in the process completing their IOSA registration. I look forward to presenting Air Georgian with their ARGUS Platinum plaque at NBAA.”

ARGUS PROS (Partners and Resources for Operational Safety), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARGUS International, is the only audit organization that has developed its own industry-leading audit standard for aircraft 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 International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to perform audits utilizing their respective standards, IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and IS-BAO.

ARGUS PROS is the worldwide leader in on-site safety audits, performing over 1,500 audits on six continents. In the last two years alone, ARGUS PROS have performed more than 400 audits to a range of standards. 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.

About Air Georgian

Air Georgian has been providing aviation services and customized charter flight solutions for more than 25 years. Air Georgian became a Tier III partner of Air Canada in 2000, operating as Air Alliance under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). Today Air Georgian operates under the brand Air Canada Express, focusing on transborder and domestic operations carrying over 340,000 passengers per year for Air Canada from Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Halifax's Robert L. Stanfield International Airport and Calgary's International Airport to 23 Canadian and U.S. destinations.

Air Georgian also operates and/or maintains a fleet of 11 corporate charter jets from its base in Toronto. Air Georgian offers fully scalable aircraft management arrangements focusing on clients who share their commitment to safety and quality. Further, Air Georgian offers aircraft maintenance, flight dispatch, flight coordination, QA/recordkeeping and emergency response services to its corporate clients and is a provider of industry leading aviation training for flight dispatchers, introduction to command and check pilots.


ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) 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. ARGUS services include the CHEQ proprietary charter operator rating and due diligence program, TRAQPak market intelligence data and research services, and aviation consulting. ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of on-site safety audits and PRISM, the industry's most advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) solutions provider and recognized certification consultant.
Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East and Africa.

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