Lyon Aviation Renews their WYVERN Wingman Certification!


Pittsfield, MA: Lyon Aviation has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit, conducted by WYVERN in December 2021. 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. 

WYVERN 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. 

“WYVERN is pleased to proclaim that Lyon Aviation is a Wingman Operator. The Wingman Standard validates an organization’s commitment to safety as a core value,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO. 

About Lyon Aviation 

Since 1980, Lyon Aviation has strived to be one of the largest and most dependable charter airlines in the region. They were founded by aviation professionals who understand the need for superior customer service and support in the private air charter industry. 

Lyon Aviation is truly a full-service aviation company. With one telephone call, their experienced aviation professionals go to work for you. Lyon Aviation has the staff and knowledge to accommodate any of your aviation needs. 

Their fleet of private jets consists of a Gulfstream GV, GIV-SP, as well as numerous Dassault Falcon 50EX and Hawker 800XP aircraft. Those airplanes allow them to accommodate a jaunt to Nantucket, a business trip to Chicago, or a two-week road show around the globe. 

Learn more about Lyon Aviation here. 

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.