Bogota, Colombia – HELISTAR S.A.S. has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit, conducted by WYVERN in November 2023. 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.
HELISTAR S.A.S. appreciates this certification and the audit team’s recognition of the high safety and quality standards in its processes. For HELISTAR S.A.S., it is a source of pride to maintain this certification that strengthens the good will of our company and allows us to be a leader and reference in the aeronautical sector, says Emmanuel Cabra Martinez, General Manager of HELISTAR S.A.S.
Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an assessment of operational activities, review on 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.
“We congratulate HELISTAR S.A.S. for demonstrating excellence by renewing their WYVERN Wingman certification, which validates their effective safety management system and excellence in managing operations and aircraft maintenance. Wingman Operators stand out from their peers by setting the bar for private aviation safety,” says Andrew Day, WYVERN’s Senior Vice President, Operations.
About HELISTAR S.A.S
HELISTAR S.A.S. represents a modern and complete fleet of aircraft with medium and heavy twin-engine helicopters and jet and turboprop aircraft, which can provide different air transport services. HELISTAR’S most important pillar is safety in air operations, which is based on developing the Safety Management System (SMS). The team participates in rigorous qualification and training initiatives aimed at cultivating diverse operational skills. This ensures that Helistar not only meets the exact demands of its customers but also excels in providing professional and efficient maintenance for their aircraft.
WYVERN was founded in 1991 by a group of safety-focused professionals who created The Wingman Standard for rigorously vetting air charter operators. Soon thereafter, WYVERN officially became the world’s first business aviation audit company.
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