Nashua, New Hampshire, USA and Tokyo, Japan – Aero Asahi has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit, conducted by WYVERN in May 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.
"Our business is based on safety and reliability. It is extremely important for us to have the renewed WYVERN Wingman certification because we operate not only domestic but also international flights and contribute to upcoming Tokyo Olympic games in 2021 and World Expo in Osaka in 2025," said Aero Asahi Safety Manager Mr. Hideharu Kato. "Wingman certification is necessary to improve our service quality and create a company-wide culture of safety. We actively continue to take on new challenges as the only WYVERN Wingman certified operator in Japan."
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.
The Wingman Standard is based on ICAO standards for commercial air transport, Safety Management International Collaboration Group’s (SMICG) standards for SMS, and industry best practices that are common among the most sophisticated operators around the world. “We are proud to announce that Aero Asahi is a Wingman Operator. Conforming to the WVYERN Wingman Standard is a testament to an organization’s culture and commitment to safety. ” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.
About Aero Asahi
Established in 1955, a leading commercial aviation company in Japan, Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC) provides a wide range of aviation services such as passenger transport mission, cargo movement and EMS transports. With access to 75 helicopters and 3 business jets, our operational flexibility is second to none. Delivering our customers the high value solutions, we lead Japan's aviation industry.
WYVERN Ltd is the leader in manned and unmanned aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 29-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman Program for manned aircraft operations. WYVERN's EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end users and operators of unmanned air vehicles. WYVERN's Safety Leader Training Course provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully lead and achieve essential safety objectives in any organization.