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Keystone Aviation renews Wingman status
The Wyvern audit is one of the ways that Keystone confirms to itself and customers that it is focused on the right safety metrics.

Elevate Aviation Group's Salt Lake City Part 135 operation Keystone Aviation has once more secured its designation as a 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 recognised 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,” says EAG president Randy McKinney. “This aligns with our dedicated safety culture from pilot sourcing and 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, 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.

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

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