We Welcome Gandel Investments as a New Wingman Operator!

Essendon Fields, Australia:  Gandel Investments Pty Ltd has secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful audit, conducted by WYVERN in September 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.

Gandel Investments has demonstrated their unwavering commitment to safety by successfully completing its WYVERN Wingman audit and certification, one of the highest possible achievements. “Gandel Investments was excited to be recognized by WYVERN as upholding the high operational and safety standards demanded by WYVERN accreditation. We found the process to be “value-adding,” enhancing our operations and hopefully opening up new business opportunities in the near future,” says Scott Bosman, Aviation Manager.

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 is very happy to declare that Gandel Investments is a Wingman Operator. Adhering to the Wingman Standard is evidence that the organization has a culture of excellence that is far above their peers,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.

About Gandel

Gandel Investments undertakes a mix of private and charter flights and has held an AOC to conduct charter operations worldwide for over 15 years, with an impeccable safety record.

Their new (delivered 2020) Global 7500, ultra-long range business jet, is available for charter and their experienced and professional crew look forward to welcoming clients onboard.


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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