Nashua, New Hampshire and Costa Mesa, California – STA Jets has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit, conducted by WYVERN in June 2020. 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 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.
The Wingman Standard is based on ICAO standards for commercial air transport, Safety Management International Collaboration Group’s (SMICG) standards for SMS, and industry best practices that are common among the most sophisticated operators around the world. “We are proud to announce that STA Jets is a Wingman Operator. Conforming to the WYVERN Wingman Standard is a testament to an organization’s culture and commitment to safety,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.
About STA Jets
STA Jets is the ultimate in private travel. Offering a unique combination of executive charters, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions, STA’s diverse fleet of aircraft, its superior flight and maintenance crews, and topflight customer support provide the best possible travel experience. Headquartered at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, the company has operations based in Van Nuys, San Jose, New York, and Fort Lauderdale.
WYVERN Ltd is the leader in manned and unmanned aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 29-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 lead and achieve essential safety objectives in any organization.