HeliFlite awarded Platinum Safety Rating by Argus International

HeliFlite awarded Platinum Safety Rating by Argus International

10-Nov-2011 Source: HeliFlite

ARGUS recognizes HeliFlite’s ongoing commitment to safety by renewing their Platinum Safety Rating through 2012. “It is great to see operations like HeliFlite, who acknowledge the importance of building an organization focused around safety and quality, maintain the ARGUS Platinum Rating”, said ARGUS President and CEO, Joseph Moeggenberg. “HeliFlite should be proud to be one of a very few number of dedicated helicopter operators who have achieved the prestigious Platinum Rating. I commend HeliFlite for continuing to strive for excellence and meeting the challenging requirements of the ARGUS Platinum standard.”

“HeliFlite has consistently demonstrated a commitment to safety and exceptional personalized service. Maintaining a Platinum rating from ARGUS 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 shares the same vision and dedication to safety,” commented Bruce Rogoff, CEO of HeliFlite.

ARGUS PROS is an objective, non-intrusive and fact-based auditing organization of Part 135 charter operators and is one of the most respected in the aviation industry. The Platinum audit reviewed all of HeliFlite’s manuals, regulatory compliance, policies, procedures SMS and overall safety within the organization. The audit encompasses flight operations, maintenance, and fueling operations. Based on the data obtained and results of the audit, an operator may achieve the following ARGUS ratings, Gold, Gold plus or Platinum. The Platinum Rating is the highest level of ARGUS Ratings 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.

Founded in 1998, HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator offering on-demand charter, a 25-hour HeliCard, fractional ownership and aircraft management services. The company operates within a 250-mile radius of New York City. HeliFlite employs the top personnel in the industry including pilots who average over 5,000 hours of flight experience. HeliFlite’s Director of Maintenance was formerly a maintenance supervisor for the presidential helicopter squadron. HeliFlite’s outstanding safety record has also been recognized by Wyvern who has audited the company seven times and recommends HeliFlite as a “Wyvern Wingman.”

The HeliFlite fleet features a complement of Bell 430 and Sikorsky S-76 executive helicopters. HeliFlite only operates executive class twin-engine aircraft and always flies with two pilots. All aircraft are Category A certified and equipped with a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS-1), Electronic Flight Instrumentation System (EFIS), and a Global Positioning System (GPS) for precise navigation in any weather.

For more information about HeliFlite visit http://www.HeliFlite.com

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