Thursday, September 26, 2013

■ SOUTH AFRICA: Litson & Associates appointed Argus Int'l strategic partner for African market.

Cincinnati-based specialized aviation services firm, Argus International, Inc. has appointed Cape Town-based Litson & Associates as its latest global strategic partner. Litson & Associates will support Argus' elite charter ratings and due diligence program by performing audits to Platinum, IS-BAO, and IOSA standards, and will also deliver other safety related services throughout Africa.

This move supports heavy air traffic increases already seen in the air carrier, cargo, corporate aircraft, and rotary wing sectors, which are anticipated to grow significantly in the years to come.
Argus has been studying the African market for quite some time and realized early on that we needed to identify a local partner to properly introduce our services in this growing region”, said Joe Moeggenberg, President and CEO of Argus. “We were so impressed with what Mike Litson and his team have done, in regards to their audit and safety management system business throughout Africa, that it was an easy decision for us to partner with a company that absolutely mirrors Argus’ commitment to offering the best audit and aviation safety services, state-of-the-art software, and from the most professional and experienced people.
The energy, mining, tourist travel and humanitarian industries are some of the many reasons why air travel is on the rise throughout Africa.

Many of the countries within Africa are saddled with older technology, infrastructure, and equipment; but they share a common goal of making air travel safe and efficient for their passengers and employees. The audit and safety management system services provided by Argus and Litson offer one of the fastest ways to identify areas of needed improvement and follow up with the education, training, systems and software solutions that could provide significant enhancements in a short period of time.