ARGUS Awards Platinum Rating to Global Aviation Inc.

Cincinnati, OH, March 3, 2011… ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce that Global Aviation Inc. has achieved the coveted ARGUS Platinum Rating concurrent with their IS-BAO Stage 1 audit utilizing ARGUS’ combination audit program. Global Aviation is currently the only Platinum Rated Operator with their fleet based solely in Oregon. 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.

“The entire team at Global Aviation is extremely proud to have achieved the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating. Each one of us is dedicated to providing our clients with the finest service and safety. To have this rating is validation of our goal to make Global Aviation a superior charter operator in the world market,” states Flo Newton, Global Aviation President.

“It is great to see flight departments like Global Aviation, who acknowledge the importance of building an organization focused around safety and quality, achieve the ARGUS Platinum Rating,” said ARGUS President and CEO, Joseph Moeggenberg. “I congratulate Global Aviation on being the only Platinum Rated operator based solely in Oregon and welcome their quality operation to the elite group of ARGUS Platinum Rated Operators.”

Since 2001, ARGUS PROS (Partners and Resources for Operational Safety), a wholly owned subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc., has been conducting on-site audits for the business aviation community and has become one of the most respected auditing organizations in the industry. 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.

ARGUS PROS 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 the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to perform audits utilizing their respective standards (IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). Based on auditor and instructor credentials, IATA has named ARGUS PROS one of only five Endorsed Training Organizations accredited to provide IOSA Auditor training.

About Global Aviation

Global Aviation, a FAA certified jet service center, is a Bombardier-authorized AOG/Line Maintenance Facility (FAA Certified Repair Station #G73R732I). The west coast business jet aircraft inspection center is also authorized as a dealer for Rockwell Collins, Thrane & Thrane, TrueNorth Avionics and Universal Avionics. For more information please see


ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is the industry leader in providing specialized aviation services to companies that manufacture, finance, operate, maintain, and market commercial and business aircraft, as well providing products and services to end-user consumers around the world. ARGUS is the worldwide leader in performing on-site safety audits for corporate flight departments, charteroperators, and commercial airlines. Founded in 1995, key ARGUS services include Charter Evaluation & Qualification (CHEQ) and CHEQPoint, technology consulting and software development, TRAQPak market intelligence data service, aircraft operating cost reports, market research, and aviation and travel consulting. ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, with additional offices in Philadelphia, PA, Denver, CO, and Columbus, OH. For more information, visit