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Phoenix Air Unmanned Becomes First Unmanned Operator to Earn ARGUS Gold Rating

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce Phoenix Air Unmanned as the first ARGUS Gold Rated unmanned operator. The ARGUS Audit Standard was designed for commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations to assess their operational safety. As the first audit of its kind it creates a fully vetted registry of commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to support end customer sourcing and due-diligence requirements for internal operations and external vendor qualification. “We are proud to say we’re the first unmanned operator to earn ARGUS’ Gold Rating,” said William Lovett, Managing Director of Phoenix Air Unmanned. “Our pursuit of safe and reliable UAS


Dreams Soar to Address Gender Gap with USI’s STEM Education in Unmanned Aviation

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) announced today that it has partnered with Dreams Soar, Inc. on a worldwide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education outreach initiative.  The effort will assist Dreams Soar founder and pilot, Shaesta Waiz, as she travels around the world to promote the importance of STEM education, by offering a portion of USI’s award-winning STEM curriculum on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to underprivileged and disadvantaged young girls and women around the world. Waiz, the first civilian female pilot from Afghanistan, seeks to empower the next generation in STEM education as she makes a historic global


ARGUS Announces New Release of CompAir Aircraft Evaluation Tool

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) in conjunction with AirPower Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the completely redesigned CompAir, the Ultimate Aircraft Evaluation Tool. “We are very excited to offer this innovative new version of our CompAir aircraft evaluation software,” said Shirley Mason, Executive Vice President of ARGUS Market Intelligence. “The intuitive graphical dashboards, editable cost modeling tools, and enhanced report creation modules will greatly benefit our existing customers, and will offer a truly game changing comparative aircraft assessment solution for the aviation industry marketplace.” “Our collaboration with ARGUS on the CompAir brand makes sense on multiple


Private Jet Charter Company Latitude 33 Aviation Achieves Prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce that Latitude 33 Aviation, LLC, a San Diego-based private air charter operator, has achieved the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating, which places it in the upper five percent of over 1,000 U.S. based charter operators. The Platinum Rating is the highest level of the 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. “We are pleased to receive the highest independent safety rating in the air charter industry,” said Casey Miller, President of Latitude


ARGUS Expands, Adding New Business Aviation Regional Sales Manager

  ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to welcome Jeff Nix as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Central portion of the United States.  Nix will be responsible for selling ARGUS safety and technology products and PRISM SMS solutions to customers in his region. Nix’s career in aviation began in the late 1990’s at Comair. He quickly advanced from ramp operations to the business aviation charter sales and dispatch division (now Delta Private Jets). Nix held various positions in dispatch, sales and sales management, selling domestic and international charter, aircraft management and Jet Cards.  Nix went on to work for




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