by Charles Cunningham
October 10, 2017 - 1:04 pmARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Operational Excellence Program (OEP) for business aviation flight departments that are currently IS-BAO Stage 3 registered. Developed in response to interest from IS-BAO Stage 3 registered flight departments, the Operational Excellence Program will expand and enhance the overall management processes for participating flight departments. OEP was designed to facilitate the collection and sharing of de-identified information amongst its participants. “I believe this program fits the needs of many of our top tier business aviation flight departments that have the capability and desire to focus on continuous improvement and the further advancement of their safety management systems,” said Jim Cannon, Part 91 Liaison for ARGUS. “Benchmarking at this level provides insight on how other well managed organizations are dealing with the current challenges facing business aviation today.” Innovative and rigorous guidelines covering human factors, cultural augmentation, organizational advancement, strategic planning, communication, financial metrics, technology advancements, advanced SMS techniques and outsourced services strategies were developed for the ARGUS Operational Excellence Program. “Designed to attract high performing aviation flight departments that wish to venture beyond IS-BAO Stage 3, the ARGUS Operational Excellence Program is for flight departments who want to participate in a more advanced implementation of industry best practices,” added Joe Moeggenberg, President and CEO of ARGUS International. The ARGUS Operational Excellence Program was beta tested during the Spring and Summer of 2017, with more than a dozen well-recognized business aviation flight departments. This program is only available to IS-BAO Stage 3 registered entities. For more information, visit ARGUS at NBAA in booth #N4923.
###About ARGUS International Inc. ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is the worldwide leader in specialized aviation services that allow organizations around the globe to improve their operational and business decision making. ARGUS provides world-class aviation software and business management solutions, including TRAQPak, PRISM ARMOR SMS, and AVMOSYS Flight Scheduling Software. ARGUS Charter operator ratings are the most recognized and requested independent source of overall operator quality. TRAQPak provides industry leading market intelligence data and research services, as well as expert aviation consulting. ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of onsite safety audits, PRISM, a worldwide leader in Safety Management Systems and Certification services, and the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), world’s leading UAS safety education and training services provider. Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is actively engaged around the globe.