Baltimore, MD: GrandView Aviation, LLC has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Program with quarterly coaching by WYVERN. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter customers to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best operating practices before purchasing air charter services.
“At GrandView, safety is priority number one for our VIP passengers, medical transplant team passengers, our crew and every team member,” said Jessie Naor, GrandView’s President. “The robust company-wide safety management program we built hinges upon a ‘Just Culture’ where together, we learn both from our successes and mistakes, making our entire team stronger. We are extremely proud of our WYVERN Wingman Certification renewal reflecting 15 years of accident-free hours.”
GrandView’s safety program is led by industry veteran Manny Figlia, Director of Safety, and managed by Joseph Hendron, Safety Officer. Demonstrating the priority safety plays at the 129-employee charter operator, the company recently suspended all operations, including flights, to conduct a mandatory all-day/all-employee Safety Stand Down at its headquarters and subsequently rolled out across its eight U.S. bases.
WYVERN Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an evaluation of operational activities, review of the company operational history and safety records, Safety Management System (SMS), internal evaluation program, administrative compositions, technical documentation, pilot and aircraft records, training requirements, and maintenance operations including technician training and experience.
“WYVERN is very happy to declare that GrandView Aviation is a Wingman Operator. Adhering to the Wingman Standard is evidence that the organization has a culture of excellence that is far above their peers,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.
About GrandView Aviation
GrandView Aviation is a private aviation charter operation serving VIP clients and medical transplant transport missions. The company’s fleet of Phenom 300 private charter jets and Sikorsky helicopter gives access to departure points across the United States from the company’s 8 bases in Baltimore/DC, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Phoenix. GrandView Aviation is a FAA Part 135 certificated aircraft operator and carries the elite Wyvern Wingman safety rating. The company was recently acquired by Global Medical Response (GMR) and operates under AirMed International, part of the GMR family.
About Global Medical Response
With more than 36,000 team members, Global Medical Response delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation, and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services. Each of our companies has a long history of proudly serving the communities where we live: American Medical Response (AMR), Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Guardian Flight, Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed International.
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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.