NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its ongoing commitment to safety, ARG/US international has again awarded HeliFlite its highest Platinum Safety Rating.
"HeliFlite has consistently demonstrated its commitment to safety and exceptional personalized service. Maintaining a Platinum rating from ARG/US is a reflection of our company's ongoing efforts to ensure the highest aviation standards and practices. We are proud to remain a member of this elite group who is dedicated to safety," commented Kurt Carlson, CEO of HeliFlite.
HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator along the eastern seaboard. The company employs the top personnel in the industry including pilots who average over 5,000 hours of flight experience. HeliFlite's Director of Maintenance was formerly a maintenance supervisor for the presidential helicopter squadron. HeliFlite only operates executive class twin-engine aircraft and always flies with two pilots. All aircraft are Category A certified and equipped with a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS-1), Electronic Flight Instrumentation System (EFIS), and a Global Positioning System (GPS) for precise navigation.
Founded in 1998, HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator offering on-demand charter, a 25-hour HeliCard, fractional ownership and aircraft management services. HeliFlite operations are based at Newark International Airport (KEWR). The company operates within a 300-mile radius of New York City and throughout Florida. The ability to travel directly into Manhattan, avoiding time-consuming car commutes to and from the airport, is a compelling advantage when time is at a premium. In the Northeast helicopters are undoubtedly the most efficient way to travel providing a distinct advantage with the ability to land at airports, helipads, golf courses and private estates.
ARG/US PROS is an objective, non-intrusive and fact-based auditing organization of Part 135 air charter operators and is one of the most respected in the aviation industry. The Platinum audit reviewed all of HeliFlite's manuals, regulatory compliance, policies, procedures SMS and overall safety within the organization. The audit encompasses flight operations, maintenance, and fueling operations. Based on the data obtained and results of the audit, an operator may achieve the following ARG/US ratings, Gold, Gold plus or Platinum. The Platinum Rating is the highest level of ARG/US Ratings and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance.