Keystone Aviation Renews its WYVERN Wingman Certification


Regular WYVERN Audits Demonstrate a Commitment to Safety and Best Practices 

Salt Lake City, UT: Elevate Aviation Group’s Keystone Aviation has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit conducted by WYVERN in November 2022. 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. 

“The WYVERN audit is comprehensive and is one of the important ways we confirm to ourselves and our customers that we are always focused on the right safety metrics,” said Randy McKinney, President of Elevate Aviation Group, which owns Keystone Aviation, “This aligns with our dedicated safety culture from pilot sourcing & training to aircraft maintenance anchored by our Safety Management System (SMS).” 

WYVERN Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an assessment of operational activities, a review of the company’s operational history and safety records, a Safety Management System (SMS), an 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 Keystone Aviation is a Wingman Operator. Adhering to the Wingman Standard is evidence that the organization has a culture of excellence far above many of their peers,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO. 

About Keystone Aviation 

Keystone Aviation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elevate Aviation Group in 2022. It has been a premier provider of aircraft charter, management, and sales and brokerage services for almost 30 years. Based in Salt Lake City, UT, the aviation company maintains a diverse fleet of private jet aircraft for charter to fit any trip or budget and provides tailored travel solutions to meet business and personal travel needs. Third-party industry examiners regularly audit Keystone Aviation. To learn more, visit 

About Elevate Aviation Group 

Elevate Aviation Group, established in 2003, provides air transportation, travel consultancy, and aircraft management services to some of the most recognized names in business, sports, entertainment, government and higher education. Elevate Holdings’ wholly-owned subsidiaries, Private Jet Services Group, Elevate Jet, Keystone Aviation, and Keystone MRO, share a mission to provide aircraft owners and flyers unsurpassed service, safety and council. Whether clients require charter flights, large group travel, aircraft management services, aircraft maintenance or aircraft acquisition services, Elevate Aviation Group delivers highly personalized solutions to meet each client’s unique needs. 

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.