The London-based Baltic Air Carrier Association (BACA), which claims to be “the largest and longest standing [since 1949] organization focused on the air charter brokerage industry in the world,” has endorsed Argus’ Certified Charter Broker Program. “The air charter brokerage business is largely unregulated,” so users have to do their own due diligence, BACA noted.
Argus International implemented several updates to the audit standard that it uses to qualify a charter operator for the Argus Platinum and Gold Plus rating. The additions are intended to create an “even more valuable and informative audit process,” said Argus president and CEO Joe Moeggenberg.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) and Argus International have agreed in principle to combine their ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) and Argus Platinum Standard, which is expected to reduce the workload created by multiple audits.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) and Argus have reached an agreement in principle to offer the charter and fractional ownership industry a single audit combining both the ACSF industry audit standard (IAS) and the Argus Platinum standard. Under the agreement, Argus will offer an IAS module as an add-on to its proprietary Platinum audit standard. Operators that successfully complete the audit performed against the Platinum standard, including the IAS module, will receive the Argus Platinum rating and be added to the ACSF registry.
Under a new partnership announced yesterday, Argus’s charter aircraft operator ratings and search filtering are now part of CharterPad’s online charter marketplace. CharterPad is also increasing the number of Argus-rated operators in its system, with nearly half of all such operators having joined CharterPad. Besides the Argus ratings, CharterPad’s main dashboard also includes a link directly to the aviation services company’s TripCheq system, which provides charter customers with a comprehensive analysis of a company’s credentials specific to a trip.
Argus International (Booth No. 3106), the Cincinnati-based safety auditing company, announced at Heli-Expo 2011 that two of its subsidiaries recently signed agreements.
Argus International has revamped its Charter Evaluation and Qualification (Cheq) system with a new user interface to ease searching, and unlimited TripCheqs. The new system allows users to search, manage and perform due diligence all in one program. Users can now search operators by Argus ratings, aircraft operator, aircraft model and geographic location.
Argus has partnered with JetVizor to allow users of the latter company’s free online charter marketplace and global directory to view Argus ratings for charter operators when searching charter data. There are now more than 400 Argus-rated charter providers, including 314 Gold, 25 Gold Plus and 85 Platinum-rated operators.
Argus International (Booth No. 4145) has revamped its Charter Evaluation and Qualification (Cheq) system with a new user interface to ease searching and unlimited TripCheqs.
Germany-based ACM Air Charter achieved IS-BAO Stage 1 registration
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