Cleveland, Ohio-based Flight Options received its sixth consecutive Argus Platinum safety rating. The rating is the result of independent evaluations and a multi-day on-site audit that assesses candidates against industry best practices. Flight Options became the first fractional provider to receive the Platinum rating in 2002, and this year it is one of only two fractional providers to receive the rating. Out of the 2,159 Part 135 operators in the U.S., less than 5 percent currently hold the Argus Platinum rating.
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A legal issue between East Coast Jets and charter auditor ARG/US over a dropped “Platinum” rating following a fatal crash came to a swift conclusion yesterday. On July 31, an East Coast Jets-operated Hawker 800 flying from Lehigh Valley (Pa.) International Airport crashed while on approach to its destination of Owatonna (Minn.) Airport, killing all six passengers and two crewmembers aboard the twinjet.