VALIDATE YOUR FLIGHT DEPARTMENT’S COMMITMENT TO GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES WITH THE ARGUS CERTIFIED CORPORATE FLIGHT DEPARTMENT STANDARD .

 certified-broker-logo The ARGUS Certified Corporate Flight Department Standard was developed in response to the growing need for private operators around the world to verify that their flight operations are being managed according to globally recognized industry best practices.

ARGUS Certified Corporate Flight Departments represent an elite group of non-commercial operators that demonstrate a continuous investment of time and resources into improving its safety management processes.


ARGUS IS THE LEADING PROVIDER OF QUALITY RATINGS FOR THE ON-DEMAND COMMERCIAL AVIATION INDUSTRY

For more than 20 years, ARGUS has been the leader in onsite aviation audits around the world, and the only audit organization to developed its own highly regarded, proprietary audit standard– ARGUS Audit Standard.

ARGUS has performed thousands of audits for commercial airlines, charter operations, helicopters, utility resource operators, and other aviation-based organizations spanning 6 continents. ARGUS auditors have amassed tens of thousands of hours of onsite auditing experience, objectively assessing the safety programs and initiatives instituted by these operators.

This unmatched experience provided the foundation of this new offering to the global flight department community, with the intent of providing the same in-depth, unbiased, and challenging evaluation specific to the unique and growing safety challenges that affect today’s flight departments.


IT’S MORE THAN JUST AN AUDIT- IT’S ABOUT ACHIEVING HIGHER STANDARDS AND LONG-LASTING BENEFITS.

An ARGUS Corporate Operator Certification confirms that the flight operation incorporates sound and effective best practices in the daily management of the organization. The flight department staff has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.

An ARGUS Certified Corporate Flight Department rating is bestowed upon an operation who participates in an
onsite audit, and demonstrates their conformance with the following criteria:

  • Meets or exceeds all applicable civil aviation requirements
  • Has current and applicable flight department manuals detailing processes and procedures
  • Has fully implemented a Safety Management System (SMS) appropriate to their operation and consistent with ICAO and leading CAA’s regulations and/or guidelines
  • Conducts ongoing motion-based simulator training for flight crew members
  • Has clearly documented responsibilities, reporting structure and accountability
  • Has created a safety culture with active participation by internal and external stakeholders

WHY CHOOSE ARGUS AS YOUR TRUSTED ONSITE AUDIT PARTNER?

ARGUS is your full-service partner for the ultimate experience in auditing excellence and unmatched expertise.
The ARGUS team makes the audit process as simple and streamlined as possible with a number of benefits that
sets us miles apart from the competition.

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PRE-AUDIT PLANNING

Dedicated pre-audit planning, logistics and coordination team to ensure details are well managed and you are being kept informed every step of the way.

COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE

A collaborative software for easy uploading
of pre-audit documentation and data sharing.

QUALITY CONTROL STAFF

A dedicated quality control staff for post audit standardization and review.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

Proactive coordination with customers of corrective actions.

AUDITOR EXPERIENCE

All ARGUS auditors are trained to our own exacting standards, including ground school and on-the-job training before being fully qualified. Each auditor has at least 15 years Part 91 experience.

GLOBAL CAPABILITIES

ARGUS has performed thousands of
audits spanning 6 continents, including North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, and Africa.