GrandView Aviation Achieves Coveted ARGUS Platinum Safety Rating

Jessica | January 22, 2016

GrandView Aviation is one of eight helicopter companies worldwide to achieve rating.

BALTIMORE – January 28, 2016 – GrandView Aviation, an executive helicopter based in Baltimore, Md., is pleased to announce that the company has received the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Safety Rating and is one of eight helicopter operators worldwide to hold this elite designation.  The Platinum Rating is the highest level of the ARGUS Ratings, which is presented by ARGUS International, Inc., 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.

“Achieving ARGUS Platinum is an important milestone for GrandView,” said Director of Operations, Yuval Hadaya. “We have an ongoing commitment to achieving the highest levels of safety and this rating assures our clients through third-party audits, that safety is our first consideration in everything we do.”

“I would like to congratulate and welcome GrandView Aviation to the elite and respected group of ARGUS Platinum Rated Helicopter Operators,” said Joseph Moeggenberg, ARGUS International, Inc. President and CEO. “Our audit is a thorough and in-depth examination of an operator’s policies and procedures compared against a constantly evolving set of industry best practices. With that said, the experienced team from GrandView Aviation should take great pride in the outcome of their ARGUS Platinum audit. It was apparent to our auditing team that GrandView Aviation focused intensely on building and refining their whole operation. We are happy to include GrandView Aviation in the exclusive group of commercial helicopter operators that have achieved the ARGUS Platinum Rating.”

ARGUS PROS (Partners and Resources for Operational Safety), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARGUS International, is the only audit organization that has developed its own industry-leading audit standard for charter operators and also holds authorizations from two world-recognized standards organizations. ARGUS PROS is authorized by both the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to perform audits utilizing their respective standards, IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and IS-BAO. ARGUS PROS is uniquely capable of providing audits worldwide for fixed-wing and helicopter operators and each audit is tailored to reflect the specific needs of a corporate, charter, fractional or airline operation.

GrandView Aviation

Grandview Aviation (Baltimore Helicopter Services, LLC) opened Pier 7 heliport in 2004 and acquired a Bell 430 for its charter operation. To date, Grandview Aviation operates a Bell 407 helicopter and Bell 430 helicopter in addition to heliport operations. In Spring of 2015, GrandView Aviation launched jet charter services with a 2012 Phenom 300 light jet, flown under the authority of Executive Flight Solutions, and will be soon adding a 2015 Wifi-enabled Phenom 300 to this service. In addition, partners of Grandview Aviation own Lahak Aviation; Lahak operates a large fleet of helicopters in the Mediterranean. They are Israel’s sole provider of medical evacuation by helicopter as well as being the premiere provider of offshore transportation to major companies in the oil and gas exploration industry in addition to VIP charter and sightseeing services. For more information, please visit: www.flygv.com.

About ARGUS International Inc.

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 world-class 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.

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