by Sally Feldmann
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.
“As a professional unmanned aerial services provider, ProSky Studio recognized the need to align itself with ARGUS in an effort to not only promote our business and solutions to potential customers, but also to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to safe aerial operations,” said Michael Arnold, Co-founder, Chief Pilot and Director of Technology of ProSky Studio.
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.
“More than ever, creating a culture of safety is paramount within the rapidly expanding Unmanned Aerial Systems industry. This achievement by ProSky Studio 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 ProSky Studio
ProSky Studio is a commercial UAS operator headquartered in St. Johns, Florida. ProSky Studio is committed to safe, legal, professional drone services in the Southeast United States. ProSky drone services go beyond aerial photography and aerial video. ProSky Studio drones, piloted by actual FAA pilots, capture meaningful aerial images, 3D models, aerial maps and much more. For more information visit, https://www.proskystudio.com/.
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.