CitationAir Achieves Coveted ARGUS Platinum Rating

Cincinnati, OH, December 4, 2012… ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to present CitationAir with the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating. 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.

 

“I’m proud to accept this distinction on behalf of the entire team here at CitationAir,” said Terry Clark, President of CitationAir. “We have a staff of dedicated professionals who come to work every day to deliver on our promise of world-class customer service and safety for our customers. The results of the ARGUS audit and the Platinum Rating are proof of our ongoing commitment to safety and to customer service.”

 

“I would like to congratulate and welcome CitationAir to the elite and respected group of ARGUS Platinum Rated Operators,” said Joseph Moeggenberg, ARGUS International, Inc. President and CEO. “The experienced team from CitationAir should take great pride in the outcome of their ARGUS Platinum audit. 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. It was apparent to our auditing team that CitationAir has spent years building and refining their whole operation. We are happy to include CitationAir in the exclusive group of 107 commercial operators around the world 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 the worldwide leader in on-site safety audits, performing over 1,500 audits on six continents. In the last two years alone, ARGUS PROS have performed more than 400 audits to a range of standards. 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.

 

About CitationAir

CitationAir is an industry leader offering individuals and businesses the advantages of private jet travel through its innovative programs, including Jet Charter, Jet Management and Corporate Solutions products. CitationAir flies Cessna’s popular Citation aircraft exclusively—the Citation CJ3, Citation XLS, Citation Sovereign and Citation X—which are serviced and maintained at the factory-level. CitationAir operates one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the industry by highly trained pilots, setting the standard for superior customer service. CitationAir’s parent company is Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company. More information about CitationAir and its offerings are available at www.citationair.com.

 

About ARGUS ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk. ARGUS services include the CHEQ proprietary charter operator rating and due diligence program, TRAQPak market intelligence data and research services, and aviation consulting. ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of on-site safety audits and PRISM, the industry’s most advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) solutions provider and recognized certification consultant.

 

Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East and Africa.

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