WYVERN Focus on Advancing Safety Risk Management at Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2024


At the 69th Flight Safety Foundation Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS 2024), WYVERN CEO Sonnie Bates, will engage in two safety discussions, including a Round Robin on Safety Management Systems (SMS). Additionally, WYVERN will showcase our customizable QSMS and other safety tools/offerings.

WYVERN HEADQUARTERS, Nashua, NH – April 22, 2024:

WYVERN, the global leader in aviation safety and risk management, is thrilled to be the Host Sponsor of the 69th Flight Safety Foundation Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) through participation in vital safety discussions and a booth exhibit showcasing risk analysis and safety tools for customers. BASS presents a vital platform for the business aviation community to converge and enhance safety protocols and strategies across the industry.  BASS will take place in Austin, Texas, starting on Tuesday, April 30, to Wednesday, May 1, 2024.


Join WYVERN CEO Sonnie Bates in progressive discussions on enhancing risk management strategies. 

  • Round Robin Session with Mary Harshbarger, Aviation Safety Program Sr. Manager, Clay Lacy: Insights into applying structured planning to develop safety performance indicators and targets.  This session also addresses the common pitfalls of change management to include failure to protect established risk controls during the change.
  • FLASH TALK | Lessons Learned from Day 1 Round Robin Sessions:
    This energizing FLASH TALK session will feature Sonnie Bates alongside Joe Dickinson, BAC Co-Chair & Captain of Hess Corporation, Don Chuff, CEO of Fireside, and Shelby Balogh, Principal Analytics Engineer of GE Digital. The Day 1 Round Robins will be focused on New Technology, FOQA, SMS, and Emergency Response Planning/Preparedness. 
  • The BASS 2024 Agenda is here.


Stop by WYVERN booth #205, where WYVERN expert advisors will be on site to provide free demos of WYVERN’s QSMS, and discuss memberships such as Registered Operator, Charter Broker, and Corporate Operator.  Also, they will discuss Wingman certification, the progressive Flight Leader program, audits, Virtual Safety Officer, and the industry-leading Safety Leader Training Course.  Our customers include Part 91/135 jet, helicopter and UAS operators, Charter Brokers, FBOs, and MROs. 

We are thrilled to be the Host Sponsor of BASS 2024, a vital safety event that exemplifies excellence in business aviation safety.  We look forward to helping all aviation service providers to be best-in-class in safety risk management,” said WYVERN CEO Sonnie Bates


WYVERN was founded in 1991 by a group of safety-focused professionals who created The Wingman Standard for rigorously vetting air charter operators. Soon thereafter, WYVERN officially became the world’s first business aviation audit company.

With inspired leadership and an agile, innovative team, WYVERN has grown into the premier aviation risk management firm. As an ISO-9001 service provider, WYVERN continually guides aviation stakeholders in risk management decision-making through our unsurpassed education, training, consulting, auditing, expert coaching, SMS software, and safety intelligence database. We bring passion and excitement to work every day, constantly working to innovate and improve the lives of the people we serve.

Our Mission

To elevate aviation safety worldwide.

Our Vision

Every operator has an effective SMS.

Our Value

Professionalism, Innovation, Relationships

Learn more about WYVERN LTD here.