L.J. Aviation Renews their WYVERN Wingman Certification!

Latrobe, Pennsylvania – L.J. Aviation has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit, conducted by WYVERN in June 2023. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first and most rigorous 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 selecting their air charter services partner.

Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an assessment 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 commends Sherri Lemley, Duane Crumrine, and the entire L.J. Aviation team for successfully demonstrating their continued compliance with The Wingman Standard, which not only validates their safety management system for compliance on a global scale, but also verifies their conformance to the highest standards and industry professional codes of practice in private aviation operations and aircraft maintenance,” states Andrew Day, WYVERN Sr. Vice President, Operations.

About L.J. Aviation  

Founded in 1980 by Edward M. Kilkeary, Sr. and Mary Ann Kilkeary, L.J. Aviation is a world-class aircraft flight management and charter aircraft operation that is headquartered at Arnold Palmer Airport in Latrobe, PA. In addition, their growing list of satellite bases includes operations and offices in Bedford, MA; Marshfield, WI; Rochester, NY and at Greater Pittsburgh International. They currently manage and operate a large fleet of aircraft ranging in size from the Gulfstream G-650ER to the King Air. L.J. Aviation’s key to success is adherence to their underlying principles and their devoted workforce of highly trained, tenured and experienced employees.

Learn more about L.J. Aviation here.


WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 32-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.

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