Planet 9 Becomes WYVERN Wingman PRO!


Van Nuys, CA:  Planet 9 has been awarded WYVERN Wingman PRO certification after achieving excellence in association with ongoing participation in WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program (FLP). Planet 9 is among the first Wingman PRO certificates to be issued by WYVERN. Wingman PRO validates organizational safety culture utilizing the most advanced safety culture evaluation tools recognized by safety experts and regulatory bodies worldwide. A safety benchmark set above WYVERN’s flagship Wingman program, Wingman PRO is the aviation industry’s highest safety standard.

“The WYVERN Wingman PRO rating is the culmination of several years of hard work by the entire Planet 9 family. Since the company’s inception, we’ve invested significant resources into hiring the best employees, building an elite leadership team, and implementing state-of-the-art safety management tools. This combination has facilitated a strong safety culture that has been instrumental for process improvement, providing valuable safety insights, and reducing organizational risk. I am incredibly proud of our team! We look forward to our continued partnership with WYVERN as we continue to grow and cultivate our Safety Management System (SMS),” said Matt Walter, Co-Founder of Planet 9.

WYVERN Wingman PRO is issued once an already established Wingman operator demonstrates effectiveness in all areas of SMS, excellence in the addressing of Human Factors and Organizational Safety Culture, and continuous conformity to international standards by way of an internal audit program.

“Planet 9’s certification as a WYVERN Wingman PRO Operator sets them apart from other operators in the air charter industry. This achievement validates their commitment to attaining and maintaining an enduring safety culture that elevates their performance above other operators who are just beginning to embrace the value of formal safety risk management,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.

About Planet 9

Planet 9 Private Air is a global operator specializing in management and charter of ultra-long range aircraft. With a floating fleet model and a multiple base infrastructure, Planet 9 consistently serves the world’s busiest markets with on-demand charter and aircraft management services. 

The Planet 9 team is committed to their mission: providing impeccable, personalized service and efficiency with the highest standards of safety.

Planet 9 is headquartered in Van Nuys but also have operations hubs in New York, London and Lisbon, Portugal. 

Learn more about Planet 9 here.


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.