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August 29, 2011updated Feb 14, 2013

ARGUS Bestows Platinum on China Charter Operator

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

ARGUS International Inc. was pleased to present the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating to Deer Jet, China’s largest charter jet operator, in a special ceremony held August 16 in Beijing, China. Deer Jet successfully passed an IS-BAO/ARGUS combination audit which resulted in IS-BAO Stage 1 registration as well as the Platinum rating. Leaders from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and representatives from ARGUS presented the certification to Deer Jet Chairman Liu Kaihong who said in accepting the award, “In recent years, Deer Jet has received numerous industry awards for its improved brand image and service quality. In 2010, Deer Jet was named the Business Aviation Operator Most Favored by Wealthy Chinese and Asia’s Best Business Aviation Brand, setting a benchmark for the branding of China’s business aviation. The Platinum Rating certification indicates that Deer Jet has officially evolved into a world-class business aviation company and brand.”

“The Platinum Rating is the highest level of achievement for a business jet operator,” said Joe Moeggenberg, ARGUS President and CEO. “Of more than 2,000 corporate aircraft operators all over the world, only 87 have received the Platinum Rating. The award means Deer Jet has reached the highest operational level as measured by industry best practices. I am pleased to welcome Deer Jet to this elite group that has built an organization that is culturally centered around safety and quality. And I am especially pleased to have presented this award to them at this very special ceremony.”

In addition to IBAC, ARGUS and Deer Jet representatives, officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and other dignitaries were present along with senior executives from the world’s leading business jet manufacturers including Boeing, Airbus, Gulfstream, Dassault, Bombardier and Embraer.

As the demand for business jets has grown worldwide so has the demand for professional third party due diligence. ARGUS is the world’s only international audit program that has been authorized by both IBAC and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Deer Jet Co., Ltd, founded in 1995, is a subsidiary of the Hainan Airlines Group, and the first professional business aviation company specializing in business charter, aircraft management, ground handling, medical evacuation and consulting services for private jet procurement in China. Deer Jet currently has 39 business aircraft, making it the largest operator and service provider of business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

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