26-Feb-2014 Source: PRISM
Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM), proudly announces at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2014 the continued growth of its partnership with the USAIG Performance Vector program. Since joining the program in April 2012, PRISM has welcomed 45 fixed and rotary wing USAIG insured operators as subscribers to their highly regarded Safety Management System program.
USAIG, a global leader in aviation insurance underwriting, developed the Performance Vector program to deliver valuable, forward-looking safety support to USAIG-insured operators of turbine aircraft. PRISM’s partnership in the Performance Vector program allows USAIG policyholders to subscribe to PRISM Essential or PRISM Professional at no charge for the first year of their subscription. Additionally, PRISM offers a significant discount to operators when they renew the subscription with PRISM through the Performance Vector program.
“We are thrilled at our policyholders’ continued enthusiastic response to PRISM services being available through our Performance Vector initiative,” said David L. McKay, USAIG President and CEO. “PRISM’s unique tools allow its users to leverage the most from their Safety Management Systems and reinforce their safety culture through their active use. That’s a good thing for all of us!”
“PRISM’s relationship with USAIG and the participation in their Performance Vector program has provided aircraft operators with an even more affordable solution for their SMS needs,” stated Chris Young, PRISM Vice President Helicopter Services. “USAIG understands the value of SMS and the Performance Vector program enables operators to enhance their operational safety while saving money.”
“We are proud to have reached such a significant milestone as a USAIG Performance Vector partner,” said Steve Witowski PRISM Vice President Business Aviation Services. “As continual evolution is key to a successful SMS, PRISM’s SMS Solution continues to evolve with offerings that support an operator’s safety program no matter what stage they are at. The PRISM ARMOR software is easy to use, has incredible capabilities from your laptop or mobile device, and is accessible through the internet from any location around the world. The Performance Vector program offers operators the ability to invest into the industry’s leading SMS solution at an unbelievable value.”
PRISM’s SMS solutions are specifically tailored to assist all aircraft operators – from single aircraft operators to the largest flight department – to plan, effectively implement and manage their SMS. The program is aligned with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s “Four Pillars of Safety Management” concept and is fully compliant with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). PRISM’s SMS solutions are uniquely designed help operators effectively meet the increasing challenges created by emerging regulations and standards while also facilitating safe and efficient flight and ground operations.
Performance Vector programs meet aviation regulatory requirements, accreditation protocols and industry standards such as FAA, IS-BAO, NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager program, and ICAO. Eligibility for additional Performance Vector services refreshes upon each policy renewal. Flexible, web-based delivery works with, rather than against, busy schedules to help meet the training goals of modern flight departments.
PRISM is a wholly owned subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc. PRISM is an industry-leading provider of advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) solutions, an FAA recognized certification consultant and is designated by IBAC as an IS-BAO Support Services Affiliate.
ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is a specialized aviation services company whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with data and information necessary to make informed decisions and manage risk. ARGUS provides worldclass aviation software and business management solutions, including AVMOSYS business management software, TRAQPak, CHEQ, and ARMOR SMS. 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 also include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of on-site safety audits. Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and actively engaged around the globe.
United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) provides a full spectrum of coverage options for owners, operators, manufacturers and maintainers of corporate, private and commercial aircraft. This U.S.-based insurance pool was founded in 1928 by World War I pilots and businessmen David Beebe and Reed Chambers. In its efforts to remain the world’s leading aviation underwriting company, USAIG constantly innovates to deliver unique aviation insurance products and services. That includes introducing the industry’s first science-based, risk-reducing fatigue-management solution. USAIG is managed by the United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc. (USAU), which is responsible for selecting business submitted by licensed producers, underwriting, binding coverages, issuing policies, arranging and collecting reinsurance, collecting premiums and settling claims on the pool’s behalf. It is headquartered in the New York City financial district and maintains the industry’s largest network of underwriting and field claims offices. USAU’s wholly owned subsidiary, Toronto-based Canadian Aviation Insurance Managers (CAIM) manages the Canadian Aircraft Insurance Group (CAIG) insurance pool. USAIG is a subsidiary of General Re Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company.www.usaig.com