Priester Aviation Earns ARGUS Platinum Safety Rating


WHEELING, Ill. (March 12, 2015) — Priester Aviation, LLC, has once again been awarded the ARGUS Platinum rating for industry best practices, as certified by Aviation Research Group/U.S.  This rating is the organization’s highest obtainable certification.

“The ARGUS Platinum certification completes a full complement of the most rigorous industry standards for safety of operations,” said Kurt Humm, vice president of quality.  “In recent months, we’ve been grateful to be recognized with the IS-BAO Stage III rating, Wyvern Wingman and Air Charter Safety Foundation certifications.  With the ARGUS Platinum recognition, we have earned the industry’s highest set of air charter certifications.” 

The ARGUS Platinum award involves a comprehensive audit and continuous oversight of safety compliance, with criteria developed from best practices in flight operations, aircraft maintenance and recordkeeping.  The audit consists of a multi-day on-site protocol review and is recognized as one of the most sought-after ratings by charter clients around the world. 

Priester Aviation was first awarded ARGUS Platinum status in 2009 and this renewal grants Platinum status through 2017.  “Priester upholds the high standards of an ARGUS Platinum rated operator,” said Joseph Moeggenberg, president of ARGUS.  “They are one of the elite Platinum operators in the world.  Successfully completing the rigorous evaluation and on-site audit is a testament to the organization’s commitment to industry best practices.”

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