Hongkong Jet Receives Platinum Rating From ARGUS
Hongkong Jet is delighted to announce the awarding of its ARGUS Platinum Rating for safety and operation standards. The achievement underscores Hongkong Jet’s unwavering commitment to safe operations.
After demonstrating the compliance and conformity to stringent standards, a robust and functional Safety Management Systems (SMS), and impeccable personnel and aircraft records, Hongkong Jet has achieved the ARGUS Platinum Rating from ARGUS International, Inc., the leading internationally recognized audit organization for aircraft operators around the world. Achieving the Platinum Rating is a further recognition of Hongkong Jet’s engagement in quality safety programs and business practices. The audit scrutinizes not only the effectiveness of SMS, but also the operation and maintenance standards of the company.
“Hongkong Jet is the first Platinum Rated operator based in Hong Kong, which is quite an accomplishment,” says ARGUS International President and CEO Mr. Joseph Moeggenberg. “The prestigious and globally recognized ARGUS Platinum Rating ensures that an operator meets the operational best practices demanded by the most sophisticated charter buyers and brokers around the world. I commend Hongkong Jet’s dedication to running a high quality, safety first operation, and for achieving ARGUS’ highest quality rating, ARGUS Platinum.” Mr. Moeggenberg extends his congratulations to Hongkong Jet. “We are very proud to receive the platinum rating from ARGUS, a highly-respected world-recognized aviation auditing organization. We always strive to be the best at what we do, which is the only way to succeed in this safety-driven business”, says Mr. Chris Buchholz, CEO of Hongkong Jet.
For the ARGUS audit, Hongkong Jet successfully demonstrated its effective implementation of SMS and a reporting culture. “Safety is and will always be our top priority. Receiving the ARGUS Platinum is another step forward for Hongkong Jet and reflects all the effort and dedication that our elite team have put into making sure every aspect of flight safety is taken care of. Our non-punitive safety culture has never focused on the “who” but the “what” we can do to enhance safety. We are fortunate to have a world-class international team that shares an uncompromising long-term focus of safety and service excellence; these are our key Business Principles that distinguish the Hongkong Jet team”, Mr. Buchholz concluded.
ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk. ARGUS PROS (Partners and Resources for Operational Safety), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARGUS International, is authorized by both the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to perform audits utilizing their respective standards, IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and IS-BAO. ARGUS PROS is the worldwide leader in on-site safety audits, performing over 1,500 audits on 6 continents. In the last 2 years alone, ARGUS PROS have performed more than 400 audits to a range of standards.
Established in 2009, Hongkong Jet was set up as an international business jet operator headquartered in Hong Kong, spanning private jet aircraft management, business jet charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft sales and other offerings. Hongkong Jet was established to become a leading business aviation business in the region, focusing on world-class safety standards as governed by the stringent Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department airline regulations, as well as on impeccable cabin service that discerning international customers demand. As an approved maintenance organization by Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, Hongkong Jet is also officially recognised for its maintenance standards by authorities in numerous other countries, including China, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Singapore, and Canada. With its Hong Kong based international management team, Hongkong Jet is continuing to increase its expanding fleet of large-cabin business jets. Hongkong Jet is a leading charter operator, with its charter-dedicated ultra-long-haul Gulfstream G550 aircraft that can fly non-stop from Hong Kong to as far as London or San Francisco, and also operates numerous private-category Bombardier, Airbus, Gulfstream, Boeing and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft. A key investor of Hongkong Jet is HNA Group, which includes 17 AOC’s across several continents with over 400 jet aircraft in operation and numerous international investments in aviation, logistics, and travel. For further details, please browse our website www.hongkongjet.com.hk
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