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Duncan Aviation Earns IS-BAH Stage II with WYVERN Virtual Audit

By Sonnie Bates | Jul 16, 2020 5:28:56 PM

LINCOLN, NE — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that two of its four Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facilities—those in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Provo, Utah--have earned the International Safety for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation.

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WYVERN Joins NBAA News Hour: Best Practices Emerging from COVID-19

By Sonnie Bates | Jun 5, 2020 4:52:21 PM

As countries around the globe begin to slowly emerge into different forms of flight operations, managers are making decisions about what the “next normal” will look like. This news hour covered the challenges, ideas and best practices for dealing with FBOs, charter operations, and flight schools during and after COVID-19.

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FAA Extends Exemptions for Training

By Sonnie Bates | Jun 4, 2020 11:59:32 AM

The FAA is extending through July 31, 2020 four regulatory exemptions (18509 (PDF),  18510 (PDF),  18511 (PDF), 18512 (PDF)) it previously issued to scheduled and on-demand US air carriers. The exemptions give operators grace periods for completing certain training and qualification requirements, and give crewmembers relief from having to don protective breathing equipment or oxygen masks in training, checking, or evaluation. They originally were going to expire on May 31.

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AIN Recognizes WYVERN, VF Corp, and Solairus for COVID-19 Guidance

By Sonnie Bates | Jun 4, 2020 11:43:42 AM

With most aircraft operators seeing greatly reduced flight hours as a result of Covid-19, companies are looking for ways to keep their personnel sharp and ready for when demand increases. In a webinar presented by WYVERN, that problem was explored from the perspective of Part 91 and Part 135 operators.

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WYVERN Elevates Safety with MRO Insider

By Sonnie Bates | Apr 24, 2020 5:06:18 PM

Nashua, NH, USA: WYVERN Ltd and MRO Insider Partner to Elevate Safety in the MRO World!

WYVERN Ltd and MRO Insider have partnered to help operators make better risk-based decisions when choosing an aircraft maintenance organization to support their business. Under the agreement, MRO Insider maintenance providers can voluntarily sign up to WYVERN’s Quality and Safety Management System (QSMS) software services to enhance their quality and safety risk management. By doing so, aircraft maintenance providers will be highlighted as Bronze, Silver, or Gold status inside of the MRO Insider software based on their risk management performance in WYVERN’s QSMS. This will allow the end-user to make decisions not only on price but on quality and safety as well.

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WYVERN's COVID-19 Web Page

By Sonnie Bates | Apr 8, 2020 7:27:59 AM
WYVERN developed a web page that consolidates global information related to COVID-19 which includes: 1) Global Airport Status, 2) FAA Safety Alert for Operators, 3) ECA Safety for Aircrews, 4) Amendment to Pilot Oxygen Mask Requirements, and more.

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WYVERN ACES Membership Enhancement

By Sonnie Bates | Apr 1, 2020 3:46:33 PM

Dear Colleagues,

WYVERN is responding in many ways to improve our tools and your experience with our ACES platform. Today, we released the most significant update since the initial release of ACES last June. With these changes, all members will be able to scale their membership, so their monthly fee better fits their budget.

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WYVERN Wingman Audit Protocol is #1 for Alignment with International Standards

By Sonnie Bates | Mar 30, 2020 6:48:59 PM
Arlington, Texas. March 30, 2020. Citadel Consulting, LLC, a respected aviation consulting firm led by noted industry researcher Christopher M. Broyhill, Ph.D., CAM, has completed a detailed analysis and comparison of four business aviation auditing protocols. The results of the analysis clearly indicate that the WYVERN Wingman was most compliant audit protocol with the ICAO source documents.  
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New HQ

By Sonnie Bates | Jan 9, 2020 4:49:52 PM

2019 was such a great year for WYVERN, that we are moving HQ up to a new, modern office in Southern New Hampshire, next to the Nashua Airport! Our new office space allows us to provide training on-site to include our world-class Safety Leader Training Course. The larger space also enables us to host events. So, if you would like to hold an event to promote professionalism in aviation at our new location, we would be happy to sponsor it.

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Andrew Day Joins WYVERN!

By Sonnie Bates | Jan 6, 2020 10:00:22 AM

Andrew Day joins WYVERN as the Senior Director, Quality & Education following numerous senior leadership roles in commercial and private aviation.  Andy has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, from small regional airlines to large Part 135 charter operations and almost everything in between. During that time Andy was instrumental in leading operators to become benchmarks in the industry, setting the standard for safety, security, and dependability. Most recently, Andy was the CEO of a large global Part 135 charter operator in New England.  Andy's deep industry knowledge will enhance the WYVERN team's ability to carry out the company mission of "elevating safety and security worldwide". 

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