We’re confident in what we do, and very proud of it. We feel we do a good job of explaining what we do and how it’s beneficial. However, we’re now poised to present an external mark of excellence: our rating from the auditing agency ARGUS. This agency has rated traditional aircraft since 1995 and is now rating unmanned aircraft.
ARGUS gives three ratings: gold, gold plus, and platinum. These prestigious ratings come after a rigorous audit, with safety being the main criteria. ARGUS applies industry best practices to entities that operate unmanned aircraft.
To receive a Platinum rating, operators must be able to show documented procedures and have a clear Emergency Response Plan.
ARGUS began as a program for rating manned aircraft that provide charter flights and similar services. But in recent years, the company saw the need for safety audits for unmanned aircraft. It then started ARGUS Unmanned, a comprehensive program of solutions for commercial and non-commercial operators of UAV. In addition to audits,
ARGUS provides safety management and certification services and pilot training, even if we’re not in need of that.
We not only have real pilots in control of our aircraft, but we take pride in the fact that our craft are some of the safest in the industry. We meet all FAA regulations, often exceeding them. We’re excited to have a chance to set ourselves apart from the rest.
Watch this space, and we’ll let you know which rating we got!