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Maryland's GrandView renews Wingman certification
GrandView's robust, company-wide safety management programme hinges upon a culture that learns both from successes and mistakes. Its Wyvern Wingman renewal reflects 15 years of accident-free hours.

Baltimore, Maryland-headquartered operator GrandView Aviation 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.

“At GrandView, safety is priority number one for our VIP passengers, medical transplant team passengers, our crew and every team member,” says president Jessie Naor. “The robust company-wide safety management programme we built hinges upon a 'Just Culture' where together we learn both from our successes and mistakes, making our entire team stronger. We are extremely proud of our Wyvern Wingman certification renewal reflecting 15 years of accident-free hours.”

GrandView's safety programme is led by industry veteran director of safety Manny Figlia and managed by safety officer Joseph Hendron. Demonstrating the priority safety plays at the 129 employee charter operator, the company recently suspended all operations, including flights, to conduct a mandatory all day/all employee safety standdown at its headquarters and subsequently rolled out across its eight US bases.

Wyvern Wingman operators are evaluated by the Wingman standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an evaluation of operational activities, review of the company's 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.

Wyvern is very happy to declare that GrandView Aviation is a Wingman operator. Adhering to the Wingman standard is evidence that the organisation has a culture of excellence that is far above its peers,” says CEO Sonnie Bates.

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