Salt Lake City, UT: Elevate Aviation Group’s Keystone Aviation has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator following a successful Audit conducted by WYVERN in November 2022. 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.
“The WYVERN audit is comprehensive and is one of the important ways we confirm to ourselves and our customers that we are always focused on the right safety metrics,” said Randy McKinney, President of Elevate Aviation Group, which owns Keystone Aviation, “This aligns with our dedicated safety culture from pilot sourcing & training to aircraft maintenance anchored by our Safety Management System (SMS).”
WYVERN Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an assessment of operational activities, a review of the company’s operational history and safety records, a Safety Management System (SMS), an 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 Keystone Aviation is a Wingman Operator. Adhering to the Wingman Standard is evidence that the organization has a culture of excellence far above many of their peers,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.
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.