Aviation Research Group Upgrades ExcelAire


Charter-flight operator ExcelAire has climbed from gold to platinum, according to Aviation Research Group/U.S., which has honored the Ronkonkoma firm with its highest operations and maintenance marks.
ExcelAire, a longtime “ARG/US Gold” operator, now joins an elite fraternity of private-jet operators awarded “Platinum” status by Aviation Research Group, an industry-intelligence company that provides safety oversight and risk-management solutions.
ARG/US makes its operations/maintenance designations based on its Charter Evaluation and Qualification program, a “proprietary algorithm” that provides in-depth cross-referencing of charter operations, pilot certifications, historical safety ratings, accident and incident reports and other safety-related factors, according to the ARG/US website.
The analysis results in four possible ratings: DNQ, Gold, Gold Plus and Platinum, reserved for private-jet operators that “meet the industry’s highest standards and have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best practices for operations and maintenance,” ExcelAire said in a statement.
“We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and excellence,” ExcelAire President David Rimmer said in the statement. He called the ARG/US Platinum rating “a significant milestone.”
The ARG/US upgrade is the latest safety and/or maintenance honor for the Ronkonkoma provider, which is also an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations-registered operator and has been Wyvern Wingman-approved since 1999.
Wyvern, a subsidiary of air-charter service provider Avinode, is a global leader in aviation safety auditing, and its Wingman standards exceed regulatory requirements for charter-flight operations, according to ExcelAire.
On top of the IS-BAO and Wyvern recognition, the ARG/US Platinum honor gives ExcelAire customers “added assurance,” Rimmer noted.
“We are proud to be recognized for our superior commitment to safety,” he said.
Zeller, Gregory. (2013 February, 20) Aviation research group upgrades ExcelAire. LIBN. Retrieved April 4, 2013 from www.libn.com