Yardley, PA: L.J. Aviation has successfully achieved Wingman Certification from Wyvern Ltd., one of the most demanding air carrier safety certifications in the air charter industry. To be considered as a Wingman Certified Operator, companies must actively demonstrate their commitment to leading risk management practices and have a strong safety culture. Operators are continuously monitored and maintain up-to-date company data and documentation on Wyvern’s aviation intelligence platform. Wingman Certified Operators are required to successfully complete onsite audits every two years where flight operations, fleet maintenance, company business practices, safety and quality management systems, and physical aircraft inspections are evaluated against The Wingman Standard.Read More >
Yardley, PA: Saudia Private Aviation (SPA), a premium provider of private aviation services in the Middle East, has signed a long term agreement with Wyvern, a world leader in aviation safety, quality and risk management, to implement a comprehensive program ensuring that SPA achieves the highest standard of safety and quality possible. In delivering its services, Wyvern will provide updated operational and technical manuals to SPA which comply with newly implemented regulations of the Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA); assess, enhance and implement safety best practices on an on-going basis across SPA’s global operations, and provide ongoing assistance that supports the company’s internal systems and processes.Read More >
Attend InterDrone, September 7th - 9th in Las Vegas, or Unmanned Systems Canada, November 1st - 3rd, to view Wyvern's presentation: UAV Operator selection and Risk Mitigation: Vetting and Monitoring UAV Contractors and Operators with EXACT. This presentation will address:Read More >
IS-BAO Certification is a hot topic in aviation circles these days. Wyvern is an accredited IS-BAO audit company and we frequently hear, "What is an IS-BAO audit?" "Why do I need an IS-BAO audit?" "What are the requirements for an IS-BAO audit?" "What is the difference between IS-BAO stage I, stage II, and stage III?" And most commonly, "How am I supposed to justify the cost of this audit to my stakeholders?"Read More >
Since the initial activity for commercial drone applications is primarily oriented around drones operating less than 55lbs, VLOS, 400’ AGL, DVFR (also known as EXACT CATEGORY 1 drones), this guide is written for CAT 1 operators to help them prepare for the EXACT assessment.Read More >
The Science of Fatigue, Operational Risk, and Mitigation Strategies.
Fatigue risk impacts every part of flight operations including pilots and flight attendants as well as mechanics and ramp personnel whose mission critical activities ensure the plane is ready for flight. Unmanaged fatigue risk can jeopardize the safety of the passengers and crew, be very costly, and negatively impact company reputation. This blog post addresses some of the key aspects to consider.Read More >
DJI, the leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, announced they are enforcing a temporary no-fly zone for unmanned aerial vehicles in an effort to avoid disrupting the Olympic venues in Rio. DJI has implemented similar no-fly zones in the past for United States political events, the G& summit in Japan, andthe Euro 2016 soccer tournament in France.
Manual Martinez, DJI Latin America Corporate Communications Director, released a statement saying the temporary no-fly zone was put into effect "in order to increase safety and security at high-profile locations and reduce the likelihood of drone operators inadvertently entering sensitive areas."
This makes sense, but it brings up the questions what is a no-fly zone, are all no-fly zones temporary, and how do I know if I am in a no-fly zone?Read More >
Are you drone obsessed, filling every spare minute with drone related content and education? Or are you a casual spectator, interested in how this new technology will change our world? The beauty of podcasts is that they cater to the obsessed as much as they do the casual spectators alike. Podcasts are free, you can download and listen at your liesure or you can binge.
We have complied a list of what we believe to be the 7 best podcasts about drones / UAVs for your enjoyment and education. The below podcasts address a wide variety of topics including: business applications, sports, economic environment, entertainment, jobs & careers, perspectives, photography, drone regulations, research and development, safety and education, and technology and innovation.Read More >
The new FAA Part 107 Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft will be effective starting August 29th, 2016. You need to know what is required under Part 107, if you are considered a recreational or a commercial drone operator, and how these new regulations apply to you.
For additional information:
- Summary of the Small UAS Rule
- Small UAS Advisory Circular - How to Use the Rule
- Complete Text of the Small UAS Rule
Wyvern announces the launch of “Wyvern Risk Management”, a suite of services developed to provide independent, customizable, comprehensive, and systematic in-house risk management programs for operators and the vendors they engage to support their operation.
Here are some other Wyvern press releases:
- Saudia Private Aviation Signs MOU with Wyvern for Comprehensive Risk Management Services
- RTI Group, LLC Awarded Wyvern EXACT Certification