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BUILD CONFIDENCE IN YOUR UNMANNED OPERATION. BECOME  ARGUS RATED.

With thousands of commercial Unmanned Operators already in business, and countless new entrants every day, ARGUS audit Standard for UAS Operators gives you a way to stand out from your competitors.

UAS Operator Standards

GOLD

  • Legal entity with applicable insurance
  • At least one UAS in operation
  • In-depth historical safety analysis
  • Pilot background check & UAS procedures validation

GOLD PLUS

  • Legal entity with applicable insurance
  • At least one UAS in operation
  • In-depth historical safety analysis
  • Pilot background check & UAS procedures validation
  • Completed an ARGUS on-site audit with no safety of flight findings

PLATINUM

  • Legal entity with applicable insurance
  • At least one UAS in operation
  • In-depth historical safety analysis
  • Pilot background check & UAS procedures validation
  • Completed an ARGUS on-site audit with no safety of flight findings
  • Completed an ARGUS on-site audit with zero findings
  • Functions SMS & Emergency Response Plan

*Some operators may not qualify for an ARGUS Rating and will be listed as ‘Does Not Qualify.

RISE TO THE TOP BY MEETING THE ARGUS STANDARD

Audit Timeline

Curious about the audit process?  Click below for time frames and information.
Initial Request
60 Days Pre Audit: Scheduling Your Audit
15 Days Pre Audit: Pre-audit Preparation
The Audit
10 Days Post Audit: Corrective Action Record
30 Days Post Audit: No Finding Audits Closed
90 Days Post Audit: Submit Corrective Actions
120 Days Post Audit: Review and Close Audit
When you request more information about an ARGUS audit, your information is sent to our sales team. A sales representative will reach out with questions about your needs and information helpful to our aviation auditors and the audit contract.
ARGUS's audit scheduler will reach out and find the best time for your company and our auditors to come out. Audits are usually performed 60 days after they are scheduled.
The 60 days between scheduling your audit and the aviation audit are used as pre-audit preparation. Your company will need to submit manuals and reports to your auditor 15 calendar days prior to your Audit. ARGUS Auditors use these documents to prepare for your companies audit.
2 Auditors will come to your facility to perform your aviation audit. One auditor usually focuses on maintenance. The other auditor focuses on the operations side of your audit. The audit will take a minimum of 2 days. All post audit time frames are calculated from the last day of the audit.
Within 10 calendar days of your audit ARGUS will conduct a full quality control of your audit. When this is complete, we will provide you with a Corrective Action Record for all findings.
If your audit has no findings, ARGUS will close the audit. The Final Audit Report is made available to you as soon as your audit is closed.
You have 90 calendar days from the date of your audit to correct and submit all findings on your Corrective Action Record.
between 90 and 120 days after your audit, ARGUS reviews the proof of correction you submitted. We may contact you with questions we have. The faster you answer, the quicker we can complete the process. Your audit will be closed within 120 calendar days of your audit. When your audit closes the final audit report will be made available.

*Audit times may vary slightly.  For more questions about your UAS audit timeline please contact us.

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Customer Reviews

Exceeded The Standards
"We’ve been in business for over 27 years and have always endeavored to exceed the standards set by the governing bodies. By proactively pursuing comprehensive ARGUS audits and ratings, we’ve certified our operational processes for our most important stakeholders..."
Pinnacle Aviation
Curt Pavlicek
Trust Is An Absolute Necessity
"Achieving ARGUS Platinum allows our customers to rest assured that their travel is in compliance with the regulations and best-practice standards governing our industry. It has also allowed us to establish and earn the continued trust of our customers, which is an absolute necessity when providing our services."
Pentastar Aviation
Greg Schmidt
ARGUS Met All Of Our Requirements
"ARGUS was uniquely able to meet all the auditing requirements needed to achieve both the IS-BAO and ARGUS Audit Standard, saving us significant time and money."
Charter First
Peter Johnson