We Welcome Pacific Coast Jet as a New Wingman Certified Operator!


Oakland, California – PJC Aviation d/b/a Pacific Coast Jet has secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful audit, conducted by WYVERN in November 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.

Pacific Coast Jet has demonstrated their unwavering commitment to safety by successfully completing its WYVERN Wingman audit and certification, one of the highest possible achievements. “This highlights Pacific Coast Jet’s focus on safety in everything that we do and is a well-deserved affirmation of our entire team’s adoption and promotion of a robust safety culture,” said President Jesse Ahearn.

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 Pacific Coast Jet 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 Pacific Coast Jet

Since Pacific Coast Jet’s inception in 2006, the company has put safety and service at the forefront and has operated over 50,000 incident-free flight hours. “One of the things that I value most about the Wingman process is WYVERN’s expert third-party perspective and evaluation of every facet of our operation. It’s not an easy process, but it ultimately verifies, though an independent auditor, that we are striving to be the safest operation possible and adhering to the highest standards in the industry,” Ahearn added. “This truly puts us in the company of a relatively small list of elite operators in private aviation, and we are honored to be added to that list of great organizations.”

While many management/charter companies claim to value safety above all else, successful completion of the WYVERN Wingman audit is proof to customers and to the industry that this company truly means it. As always, Pacific Coast Jet remains committed to providing the highest level of service and attention to each and every client.

Pacific Coast Jet is an aircraft management company with an FAA Part 135 certificate. Based in Oakland, CA the company manages and charters 20+ aircraft ranging from turboprops to heavy jets. Pacific Coast Jet provides turnkey management, charter, and aircraft acquisition services.

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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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