WYVERN Renews Jet Aviation’s Wingman Certification!


Teterboro, New Jersey – WYVERN once again designates Jet Aviation as a WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit, conducted by WYVERN in February 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.

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.

“As a global business aviation service provider committed to operational excellence, safety is a top priority and core company value at Jet Aviation,” says Leslie Cheshier, Vice President Owner & Charter Services, Jet Aviation USA. “We are delighted to renew our Wingman certification, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the safety and security of our customers, partners and employees.” 

“Jet Aviation 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,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.

About Jet Aviation 

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been enabling global flight with passion since 1967. From a single maintenance hangar in Basel, Switzerland, to some 50 locations and 4,000 employees worldwide, our offering includes Aircraft Management, Aircraft Sales, Charter, Completions, Defense, FBO, Maintenance, and Staffing. We are the effort behind effortless.  

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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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