Aviation business intelligence specialist ARGUS International, Inc. has announced its intent to acquire Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a privately held business that specializes in the safety training, certification and management of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to ARGUS, the acquisition couples nicely with its global presence in the aviation safety training, auditing, rating and SMS business.
ARGUS CEO and president Joe Moeggenberg commented, “We have been monitoring the UAV industry for several years now, and recognized early on that the rate of growth in this space will demand a strong safety infrastructure. We were very impressed with the experience that the USI founders brought to this business and the impact they have had in short time relative to their safety training and certification program.”
Aaron Greenwald, USI President, said, “Aligning ourselves with a recognized global leader in aviation safety such as ARGUS will allow USI to more quickly grow our service offerings, geographic reach and cross-over offerings to the rotary and fixed wing industry, which is already adding UAVs to its list of aviation assets.”