Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – RoyalJet has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit, conducted by WYVERN in June 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.
“We are honoured to be certified by WYVERN, an independent business that ensures operators are using stringent practices. Receiving the highest level of ranking, a Wingman certification comes at a time, when we enter a new era of operations excellence. This accolade further provides a testament to our customers, clients and brokers demonstrating that RoyalJet relentlessly continues to meet globally recognised standards in the industry,” said Rob DiCastri, CEO, RoyalJet.
WYVERN Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an evaluation 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 celebrates RoyalJet’s achievement. Successful completion of the Wingman audit is proof that their leadership has identified safety as a core value and their team embraces excellence at all levels,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.
The RoyalJet Group is an Abu Dhabi owned and operated premium private aviation group of companies chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan.
With its headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, RoyalJet operates from its Fixed Based Operations (FBO) / VIP Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport and the company and its employees hold multiple certifications and licenses issued by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority.
The Group, through its Abu Dhabi and Bermuda entities, owns and/or operates ten Boeing Business Jets and two Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft, offering aircraft management, aircraft charter, aircraft leasing, medical evacuation flights, aircraft brokerage, flight support services, FBO services, aircraft maintenance, repair and CAMO services, aircraft acquisition and disposal services, and VIP aviation consulting.
The RoyalJet Group is a founding member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), a member of various other industry associations, and its flight and ground operations are certified by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and under the WYVERN Wingman program. Its FBO is also a member of the industry leading Air Elite Network.
RoyalJet is also a proud multiple winner of the “World’s Leading Private Jet Charter” category at the annual World Travel Awards and its FBO has won multiple awards for its facilities and services.
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.