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Skyservice Business Aviation receives highest safety rating from Aviation Research Group/U.S.

April 24, 2008, Toronto - Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. has announced that it was rated “Platinum” by the Aviation Research Group/U.S., Inc. (ARG/US).


April 24, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

April 24, 2008, Toronto – Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. announced that it was rated “Platinum” by the Aviation Research Group/U.S., Inc. (ARG/US). This is the highest and most stringent rating in the aviation research group’s hierarchy of operational safety classifications.

ARG/US conducts on-site safety audits of the operation, maintenance, aircraft and pilots of over 140 business jet operators a year and measures the operator’s safety record against the industry’s best practices. To qualify for Platinum, an operator must have operational and maintenance standards that are deemed exceptional. Out of a total of over 1200 charter operators in the ARG/US database, only 63 have achieved ARG/US’ Platinum rating.

“For us and our customers, having a safety record that ranks among the best in the industry is paramount to our success,” says Lyn Shinn, Director, Business Development, Skyservice Business Aviation. “We are honoured to receive this rating because it validates our commitment to safety and operational excellence.”

“Skyservice Business Aviation has continually embraced high safety requirements,” says Joe Moeggenberg, president of ARG/US. “The first time we audited them, they achieved a Gold Plus rating right off the bat. Within six months, after focusing on a few areas of improvement, we re-audited them and they rated Platinum. Less than half of the Gold Plus-rated operators achieve Platinum status, so this speaks volumes to the safety culture Skyservice Business Aviation has instilled in their operations.”

About Skyservice Business Aviation Inc.

Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. is a Canadian aviation enterprise comprised of business aviation and air ambulance with over 450 employees worldwide. Profitable every year since its inception in 1986, today Skyservice Business Aviation is Canada’s number one aerospace services organization and leading private jet operator. The company started with Fixed Base Operations (FBOs) in Montreal in 1986 followed by Toronto in 1994, and Calgary in 2007, and launched Air Ambulance in 1989. 

About ARG/US

Aviation Research Group/U.S., Inc. (ARG/US) services include the Charter Evaluation & Qualification (CHEQ) program; on-site safety audits; the ARG/US Safety Officer Support (ASOS) Safety Management System (SMS); aircraft operating cost reports available individually or as a subscription, CompAir Online; market research specializing in the aviation industry; consulting services include aircraft budget reviews, professional travel assessments, and assistance with aircraft type selection. ARG/US is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, with additional offices in Doylestown, PA and Denver, CO. For more information, visit www.aviationresearch.com .