SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance announced today that the company was recently awarded the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating, the highest safety certification issued by the Aviation Research Group International, Inc. (ARGUS). This designation is reserved for world-class aviation operators with an exceptional safety history and a comprehensive Safety Management System.
This is the second consecutive time that Angel MedFlight has received the ARGUS Platinum Rating, earning the first Platinum distinction in 2013. ARGUS has been evaluating aviation operators nationwide since 1995. The Platinum Rating is the organization's highest safety honor with only 25 percent of all ARGUS rated operators receiving the award. It is recognized industry wide as a measure of excellence. The independent certification ensures consumers that Angel MedFlight adheres to the aviation industry's highest safety standards.
"This award reflects Angel MedFlight's continued commitment to the safety of our patients, passengers, and staff," Angel MedFlight President Jason Siegert said. "Family members and healthcare professionals trust us to fly medically fragile patients across the country and around the world. Their confidence in our safety standards has resulted in an increased number of patient transfers. In 2015, we've experienced record-breaking flight volumes. There's no doubt that patients choose us for our seamless service, compassionate care, and safety record."
The rigorous certification process requires an on-site audit by ARGUS, a specialized aviation services company dedicated to providing the public with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk. The ARGUS team reviews every facet of operations from policies and procedures to the Emergency Response Plan to the documented records of aircraft operation and maintenance.
"We are very proud of this award. I believe that we have the best team in the air medical transport industry," said Brandon Kearns, Angel MedFlight's Director of Operations. "We are focused on safety and committed to continuous improvement. Every time an Angel MedFlight aircraft takes off, safety is our top priority."
Learn more about Angel MedFlight's services and its commitment to safety at http://www.angelmedflight.com/services.html
About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance provides domestic and international air medical transportation services with a fleet of medically-configured Learjet aircraft. Built on a One Touch Promise®, Angel MedFlight's compassionate team of medical, aviation, and insurance professionals coordinate every detail of a Bedside-to Bedside® patient transfer to ensure seamless service on the ground and in the air. Find more information by visiting Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance at www.angelmedflight.com.
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