Wyvern was founded in 1991 by Walt Lamon, then a helicopter pilot for CIGNA Insurance. Mr. Lamon brought together a group of like-minded, safety focused companies and flight departments to create The Wyvern Standard for rigorously vetting air charter operators, which would later be renamed The Wingman Standard, and opened an office in Palmyra, New Jersey. Wyvern began performing independent, third-party aviation safety audits to The Wyvern Standard in 1994 and officially became the world's first private aviation audit company.
For almost 30 years Wyvern has introduced multiple new data products and services, including EXACT UAS/RPAS assessments and continuous monitoring program, endured more than a few mergers and acquisitions, continued to improve and evolve with technological advancements, and through it all has maintained a ‘start-up’ state of mind. With inspired leadership and an agile, innovative, team Wyvern has grown from a small audit company into a globally-recognized thought leader within the manned and unmanned aviation industries for safety, quality, and risk management.
Today, Wyvern is headquartered in historic Yardley, Pennsylvania and our team continues to be comprised of like-minded, risk-focused individuals. Wyvern is truly a global company with offices in North America, The Middle East, Africa, China and India as well as numerous remote employees around the world.
At Wyvern, we guide corporate flight departments, air carriers, air charter brokers, and UAV/drone service providers and end users alike in everyday risk management through our unsurpassed safety intelligence database, experienced auditors and subject matter experts, and air safety education to help them make informed, risk-based decisions. We bring passion and excitement to work every day, constantly working to innovate and improve the industries we serve.