United Arab Emirates-based operator Gulf Wings FZE has once more secured its designation as a Wyvern Wingman certified operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Programme with quarterly coaching by Wyvern.
A subsidiary of Arab Wings, Gulf Wings started operation in December 2009 in the United Arab Emirates offering charter, aircraft management, handling and medical evacuation services. It has a fleet comprising Citation CJ1+, Gulfstream G450, Legacy 600, Challenger 604, Hawker 800 XP, Legacy 650, Challenger 605 and King Air B200 aircraft.
“Wyvern is pleased to proclaim that Gulf Wings is a Wingman Operator. The Wingman standard validates an organisation's commitment to safety as a core value,” says CEO Sonnie Bates.
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 recognised 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 assessment of operational activities, review on the company operational history and safety records, safety management system (SMS), internal evaluation programme, administrative compositions, technical documentation, pilot and aircraft records, training requirements and maintenance operations including technician training and experience.