Talon Air Renews their WYVERN Wingman Certification!


Farmingdale, NY: Talon Air, LLC has once again demonstrated its commitment to safety by earning the prestigious WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator designation. The successful Audit was conducted by WYVERN in February 2023, and the achievement validates Talon Air’s adherence to the highest safety standards in the air charter industry.  

As the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, the WYVERN Wingman Standard provides clients with a safety benchmark to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best practices before purchasing air charter services.

James Chitty, CEO of Talon Air, “We are thrilled to once again receive the WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator designation, which demonstrates our unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in the air charter industry. At Talon Air, we understand that safety is paramount, and we are proud to adhere to the highest industry standards to ensure our clients have a safe and comfortable travel experience. We thank WYVERN for their rigorous evaluation process and for recognizing our dedication to maintaining a culture of safety and exceptional service.”

The evaluation criteria include a comprehensive assessment of operational activities, safety records, Safety Management System (SMS), internal evaluation programs, administrative compositions, technical documentation, pilot and aircraft records, training requirements, maintenance operations, and technician training and experience.

Sonnies Bates, CEO of WYVERN said, “Talon Air’s certification as a WYVERN Wingman 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.”

About Talon Air

Talon Air is a full-service private jet charter company that specializes in aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, and aircraft management. With industry-leading safety ratings, best-in-class pilots, and services customized to clients’ needs, Talon is a world-class private aviation personal partner.

Talon Air has over two decades of experience offering the finest private jet charter and aircraft management solutions. With a diverse fleet that provides clients with an aircraft selection to meet individual requirements – Talon Air specializes in midsize, super-midsize, heavy, and ultra-long-range aircraft – from the comfort and utility of a Hawker 800XP to the worldwide range and luxury of a Gulfstream 550.

Talon Air is part of Vista — the world’s first private aviation ecosystem, integrating a unique portfolio of companies offering asset-free solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation. 

Learn more, talonairjets.com


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.

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