by Charles Cunningham
November 7, 2017 - 2:19 pmARGUS International, Inc. is pleased to announce Corridor Field Services has achieved the ARGUS Unmanned Gold Rating. The ARGUS Gold Rating is one of three ARGUS Ratings unmanned operators may achieve. The ARGUS Audit Standard was designed for commercial unmanned aircraft operations to assess their operational safety and was developed to focus on the operator’s efforts to conduct appropriate standardized operations for every mission. As the first audit of its kind, it creates a fully-vetted registry of commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to support end-customer sourcing and due diligence requirements for internal operations and external vendor qualification. “Corridor Field Services strives to exceed federal and industry requirements for safe operations; as part of this effort, we have joined with ARGUS International to demonstrate our commitment to safe operations and compliance with the unmanned systems industry best practice,” said Ryan Hittie, Director of Operations of Corridor Field Services. To become ARGUS Gold rated, unmanned operators must: be a legal entity with applicable insurance, have at least one UAS in operation, go through an in-depth historical safety analysis, have pilot backgrounds checked, and UAS procedures and processes validated. “We are pleased to welcome Corridor Field Services into the elite group of ARGUS Unmanned Rated Operators,” said Joe Moeggenberg, ARGUS CEO and Founder. “Corridor Field Services has demonstrated a high regard for safety and should be extremely proud of their achievement.” Over the last 20 years, the ARGUS Gold and Platinum Ratings Program has become the most recognized and respected source of quality assessments on aircraft charter operators, making ARGUS rated commercial operators the preferred choice for the largest and most sophisticated consumers in the world. The ARGUS Unmanned standard audit program provides the pathway for commercial UAS operators to achieve Platinum recognition.
###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. About Corridor Field Services Corridor Field Services (CFS) utilizes orthomosaic mapping and thermal imagery to provide data collection and utilization services for a multitude of industries. CFS has its foundation in engineering design and project management with experience in the oil and gas field as well as knowledge of military tools and practice in unmanned systems. CFS has worked with a range of clients to include international oil gas industry, municipal organizations, insurance providers and commercial contractors. CFS has differentiated itself from others in the industry by developing software to facilitate design and construction of linear infrastructure.