Planet Nine Private Air, LLC Becomes First Operator to Attain Wingman Status via WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program

Yardley, PA: Planet Nine Private Air, LLC. has successfully completed a WYVERN on-site audit and joined the ranks of those in the elite Wingman program. Planet Nine is the first Operator to successfully pass the on-site audit and become a Wingman Operator via WYVERN’s Flight Leader ProgramOperators that have successfully passed the on-site audit undergo a rigorous process in which their safety and maintenance operations are scruitnized. Operators that successfully complete the audit have met the WYVERN Standard, a globally recognized seal of excellence. The WYVERN Standard far surpasses the industry standard for air charter safety.


Planet Nine offers diverse capabilities and commitment to provide consistent and exceptional service in every aspect of their organization. Planet Nine has created the opportunity to bring together some of the most experienced individuals available in ultra-long range private jet charter. They have the infrastructure to support over 20 aircraft, and a best-in-class class finance function in order to provide their clientele with a seamless flight experience.

The WYVERN Standard – the original standard upon which WYVERN was built – is one of the strictest standards of safety in the industry today. Operators undergo a 2-3 day on-side audit to ensure they meet the expectations of the WYVERN Standard. After the audit an operator is required to keep up with particular reporting requirements. Operator, aircraft and crew background checks happen 24/7 in the WYVERN database. This ensures that the WYVERN audit is valid through the term of the recommendation and that is more than just a snapshot of what the audit team saw while they were on site with the operator.

WYVERN uses state-of-the-art technology and hands-on data mining to obtain accurate, real-time data, including training documents, crew currency, insurance levels, maintenance training and aircraft hours and additional relevant information. Thousands of data points are reviewed both manually and within the system every day. With the only system availible that evaluates both process and compliance, WYVERN’s approach to safety is unique in the industry.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Planet Nine Private Air on behalf of my team here at WYVERN, Ltd. They have demonstrated a commitment to safety through their established Safety Management System.  In their quest to successfully achieve Wingman Certified status Planet Nine Private Air has embraced The Wingman Standard, and, has proven that they go above and beyond minimum regulatory requirements allowing them to become an industry leader in safety culture.  As a result, I am confident they, as well as our corporate and retail clients, will find exceptional value in this new relationship.” – Sonnie Bates, CEO – WYVERN Ltd.


WYVERN Ltd is the leader in manned and unmanned aviation safety risk management and training.  Building on its 26-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman Program for manned aircraft operations. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end users and operators of unmanned air vehicles. 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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