by Charles Cunningham
November 28, 2017 - 2:14 pmARGUS International, Inc. is pleased to announce Icarus Aerospace has achieved the ARGUS Unmanned Gold Rating. The ARGUS Gold Rating is one of three potential 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. “Icarus Aerospace has always pushed the edge of full-scale UAS integration and the only way for the industry to evolve is to adopt sound safety protocols such as those of ARGUS International,” said Joshua Brown CEO and President of Icarus Aerospace. “The idea of manned versus unmanned aviation should not matter. Aviation safety principles make all flight operations safe. We are honored to partner with a company that is dedicated to safe flight operations and shares our goal of aiding Public Safety in any way possible.” 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 Icarus Aerospace into the elite group of ARGUS Unmanned Rated Operators. The achievement by Icarus demonstrates their high regard for safety and dedication to upholding the highest safety standards,” said Joe Moeggenberg, ARGUS CEO and Founder. 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 Icarus Aerospace Icarus Aerospace, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that specializes in UAS training, services, & consultation. Our team of experienced military veterans, public safety members, and aviators pool our collaborative training backgrounds to create classroom & scenario based education for organizations on both rotary and fixed-wing platforms. Specialized Training includes various day & night missions for those in the tactical, fire/rescue, and emergency services community to help sharpen the skills needed when seconds matter.