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STA Jets renews Wyvern Wingman certification
The leadership at STA Jets tips its hat to the folk at Wyvern for making its commitment to safety transparent, stronger and easier to communicate.

Superior Transportation Associates (STA Jets), a jet charter and management company headquartered at John Wayne airport in Santa Ana, California, has once more secured its designation as a Wyvern Wingman certified operator following a successful audit conducted by Wyvern in June 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 recognised industry best operating practices before purchasing air charter services.

“We applaud STA Jets' accomplishment as a Wingman operator, which signifies the organisation's commitment to embracing safety as a core value. Wingman operators not only conform to international standards, but they also embrace transparency with their safety data so end users can trust their decisions,” says CEO Sonnie Bates.

STA founder Kurt Belcher continues: “It's no overstatement to say that without the highest industry standards of safety, STA Jets would not exist. We applaud the dedication all our pilots and employees continually show, and we tip our hats to the folks at Wyvern for making our commitment to safety transparent, stronger and easier to communicate.”

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'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.

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