Lyon Aviation Renews their WYVERN Wingman Certification!


Pittsfield, MA: Lyon Aviation, Inc. 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. 

“Since 1995, Lyon Aviation has continuously engaged WYVERN throughout the years, to review and enhance our safety culture. We are honored to once again achieve the designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator. At Lyon Aviation, safety is a core value, and this certification reaffirms our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of operational excellence and safety in the aviation industry. We are proud of our team’s dedication and professionalism, which have enabled us to consistently meet and exceed the stringent criteria set forth by WYVERN. This certification underscores our unwavering commitment to providing our clients with unparalleled service and peace of mind whenever they choose Lyon Aviation for their air charter needs,” says Shane Yuknis, Lyon Aviation’s Director of Safety.

Lyon Aviation has maintained their WYVERN Wingman certification through enrollment in WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program – the world’s first and most effective progressive safety program for private operators. Through this method, Lyon Aviation engages with a WYVERN Flight Leader Coach every 90 days to evaluate their conformance to the Wingman Standard and to review and collaborate with WYVERN to continuously improve safety performance. 

“We commend Michael, Christine, Shane, and the entire Lyon Aviation team for successfully renewing their Wingman certification through participation in the Flight Leader Program, which not only validates their safety management system for international compliance, but also verifies their conformance to the highest global standards and industry professional codes of practice in aircraft operations and maintenance,” says Andrew Day, WYVERN’s Senior Vice President of Operations.

About Lyon Aviation 

Since 1980, Lyon Aviation has strived to be one of the largest and most dependable charter airlines in the region. The company was founded by aviation professionals who understand the need for superior customer service and support in the private air charter industry. With one telephone call, their experienced aviation professionals go to work for you. Lyon Aviation has the staff and knowledge to accommodate your aviation needs.

Learn more about Lyon Aviation here. 

About WYVERN  

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.

With inspired leadership and an agile, innovative team, WYVERN has grown into the premier aviation risk management firm.  An ISO-9001 service provider, WYVERN continually guides aviation stakeholders in risk management decision-making through our unsurpassed education, training, consulting, auditing, expert coaching, SMS software, and safety intelligence database. We bring passion and excitement to work every day, constantly working to innovate and improve the lives of the people we serve.

Our Mission
To elevate aviation safety worldwide.

Our Vision
Every operator has an effective SMS.

Our Values
Professionalism, Innovation, Relationships

Learn more about WYVERN LTD here.