Grandview Aviation Attains Coveted ARGUS PLATINUM SAFETY RATING

Grandview Aviation charter helicopterGrandView Aviation, an executive helicopter based in Baltimore, Md., is pleased to announce that the company has received the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Safety Rating and is one of eight helicopter operators worldwide to hold this elite designation.  The Platinum Rating is the highest level of the ARGUS Ratings, which is presented by ARGUS International, Inc., and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance.

“Achieving ARGUS Platinum is an important milestone for GrandView,” said Director of Operations, Yuval Hadaya. “We have an ongoing commitment to achieving the highest levels of safety and this rating assures our clients through third-party audits, that safety is our first consideration in everything we do.”

GrandView Aviation

Grandview Aviation (Baltimore Helicopter Services, LLC) opened Pier 7 heliport in 2004 and acquired a Bell 430 for its charter operation. To date, Grandview Aviation operates a Bell 407 helicopter and Bell 430 helicopter in addition to heliport operations at 4MD. In Spring of 2015, GrandView Aviation launched jet charter services with a 2012 Phenom 300 light jet, flown under the authority of Executive Flight Solutions, and will be soon adding a 2015 Wifi-enabled Phenom 300 to this service. For more information, please visit: www.flygv.com.

Meighan Chisholm with PA22

Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport

Meighan Chisholm with PA22The Dorchester County Council appointed a new Airport Manager in September. Mr. Meighan K. Chisholm Sr., who most people simply call “Chis”, was selected for what he emphatically calls his “Dream Job”. When asked “What is the single most important attribute that you would bring to this position if selected, his clear answer was “ENERGY!”.

Chis says that although the volume and complexity of the work to be done is daunting, the immediate full range of support from the other MAMA members, and the MAA team’s helpful outreach have made the start-up an exciting and positive experience.

The many visitors that fly in to KCGE and Kay’s Kitchen at the airport, will often find Chis and his airport team (Operations Manager Snap Johnson) meeting them to help with parking, aircraft servicing, and “door holding” to ensure visitors know they are welcome.

Meighan Chisholm pilots a Piper Cherokee, is restoring a 1941 Stinson 10A (of U-Boat hunter fame), and can be found in the right seat of the state of Maryland’s mosquito spraying King Air on some Summer evenings. His background includes an Air Force career where he was a Technical Instructor, Aircraft Maintenance Officer (F-105, F-4, and B-52). He was sponsored by the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) through Florida State University and later, for a Masters through Ball State University.

Meighan Chishilm by fuel truckAs a Program Manager for Westinghouse Electric and Northrop Grumman Corporation, he managed U. S. Military and International radar systems production and support worldwide. He is an A&P with Inspection Authorization (IA).

Chis says he has never been busier, but he is very excited about the opportunities at KCGE, the help he if offered by the other Airport Managers (MAMA), and the solid backing by the Dorchester County management, and the MAA.