Cincinnati-based Aviation Research Group/U.S. (ARG/US) is extending its charter safety audit program (Cheq, for charter evaluation and qualification) to European-based operators. Starting early this year, ARG/US will begin a series of international audits (I-Cheq) of selected charter operators in Europe. ARG/US also plans to extend its I-Cheq audits to Canada.
The Performance Review Institute (PRI), a not-for-profit organization that develops performance standards and administers quality assurance and accreditation for transportation industries, has added eight new subscribing government agencies/contractors to its Nadcap program, bringing total subscribers to 32.
After 15 years of auditing charter operators only at the behest of the companies or individuals who hire them, Wyvern Consulting, on Tuesday, announced that Part 135 operators can now request audits of their own operations. “It’s about time we did so,” Wyvern founder and president Walter Lamon told AIN.
In its most recent AS9100 surveillance audit, Sabreliner’s southeast Missouri operations received a score of 98.9 percent, its highest rating for quality since receiving its certification in 2004. The facility received 870 points out of a possible 880.
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