Exec 1 Aviation Becomes WYVERN Wingman PRO!


Ankeny, IA:  Exec 1 Aviation, Inc. has been awarded WYVERN Wingman PRO certification after achieving excellence in association with ongoing participation in WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program (FLP). Exec 1 is among the first Wingman PRO certificates to be issued by WYVERN. Wingman PRO validates organizational safety culture utilizing the most advanced safety culture evaluation tools recognized by safety experts and regulatory bodies worldwide. A safety benchmark set above WYVERN’s flagship Wingman program, Wingman PRO is the aviation industry’s highest safety standard. 

“There is no other way to do this amount of flying without putting safety first,” says JR Boesen, CEO and President. Exec 1 Aviation’s safety culture is excellent, and Boesen credits the safety program’s success to the Operations, Maintenance, Sales and Safety Management teams working together at Exec 1 to build a robust program that puts safety at the forefront of all operational aspects. “We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with WYVERN as we continue to grow and improve our safety processes and culture, and we appreciate WYVERN’s assistance and accountability to serve as a resource and advocate for Aviation Safety.” 

WYVERN Wingman PRO is issued once an already established Wingman operator demonstrates effectiveness in all areas of SMS, excellence in the addressing of Human Factors and Organizational Safety Culture, and continuous conformity to international standards by way of an internal audit program.  

“Exec 1’s certification as a WYVERN Wingman PRO Operator sets them apart from other operators in the air charter industry. This achievement validates their commitment to attaining and maintaining an enduring safety culture that elevates their performance above other operators who are just beginning to embrace the value of formal safety risk management,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO. 

About Exec 1 Aviation 

Exec 1 Aviation has recently obtained the WYVERN Wingman PRO Certification – making them one of the very first in their industry to accomplish the PRO status. They are committed to getting you to your destination in the most efficient and comfortable way possible. All of this under their continuous operating mandate that the safety of their customers and crews is their priority. Exec 1 will fly over 5,000 hours on their Hawker 400XP fleet in 2021. 

Learn more about Exec 1 here. 

About WYVERN  

WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 30-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization. 

Learn more about WYVERN LTD here.