HeliFlite is pleased to announce that it has achieved the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating, which places it in the upper five percent of over 1,000 U.S. based charter operators. The Platinum Rating is the highest level of the ARGUS audit standard 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.

Achieving ARGUS Platinum is a testament to the aviation community that safety is HeliFlite’s top priority. The ARGUS Platinum rating consists of an audit that takes an in-depth look into the quality of documented processes in place in addition to the strength of the safety management system implemented by the operation.  Receiving a Platinum rating means the operation was examined over several days by a team of on-site auditors and subsequently completed all corrective actions necessary to meet the standard.

“HeliFlite has consistently demonstrated its commitment to safety and exceptional personalized service. Maintaining a Platinum rating from ARG/US is a reflection of our company’s ongoing efforts to ensure the highest aviation standards and practices. We are proud to remain a member of this elite group who is dedicated to safety,” commented Kurt Carlson, CEO of HeliFlite.

This rating demonstrates a continued commitment to safety and ongoing quality improvement in all areas of the organization. Interested parties can verify HeliFlite’s Platinum status at any time via the CHEQ System.

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About HeliFlite

HeliFlite is headquartered at Kearny, NJ (HHI). For over 25 years, and 50,000 safe flying hours, HeliFlite has been providing clients with on demand charter, a HeliCard program that guarantees availability, customized corporate solutions, fractional shares and aircraft management services. Operating in the Metro New York area, Northeast, South Florida and Chicago. The HeliFlite fleet features a complement of Sikorsky S-76, AW139, and Bell 430 executive helicopters. All flights are conducted with twin-engine aircraft and two pilots. FAR Part 135 Operator. 

About ARGUS International Inc.

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is the worldwide leader in specialized aviation services that allow organizations around the globe to improve their operational and business decision making. ARGUS provides world-class aviation software and business management solutions, including TRAQPak, PRISM ARMOR SMS, and AVMOSYS Flight Scheduling Software. ARGUS Charter operator ratings are the most recognized and requested independent source of overall operator quality. TRAQPak provides industry-leading market intelligence data and research services, as well as expert aviation consulting.

ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of onsite safety audits, PRISM, a worldwide leader in Safety Management Systems and Certification services, and the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), world’s leading UAS safety education and training services provider. Founded in 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio and is actively engaged around the globe.