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Jet Linx steps it up a gear with Wingman PRO
Wyvern Wingman PRO is a safety culture evaluation tool recognised by safety experts and regulatory bodies worldwide. This certification recognises Jet Linx's commitment to safety and robust SMS.

Jet Linx Aviation has set a new standard in aviation safety with its newest Wyvern Wingman PRO certification. Adding to existing IS-BAO Stage III and ARGUS Platinum Elite top safety ratings, the company says it becomes the first and only operator in the aviation industry to receive top ratings from all three major third-party auditors.

“We are immensely proud to have achieved Wyvern Wingman PRO certification,” exclaims Jamie Walker, president and CEO of Jet Linx Aviation. “Safety has always been our top priority, and this certification is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest level of safety and service to our clients. Now holding the three most elite safety ratings in aviation, we look forward to continuing to advance our safety programmes and encourage the highest safety practices throughout the industry.”

Wyvern Wingman PRO is the most advanced safety culture evaluation tool recognised by safety experts and regulatory bodies worldwide. This certification recognises Jet Linx's commitment to safety, as evidenced by its excellence in ongoing participation in Wyvern's Flight Leader Program (FLP). Jet Linx is one of only 12 operators in the industry to earn this safety rating.

Setting a safety benchmark above Wyvern's flagship Wingman programme, Wyvern Wingman PRO validates organisational safety culture, and is only issued once an already established Wingman operator demonstrates effectiveness in all areas of SMS; excellence in the addressing of human factors and organisational safety culture; and continuous conformity to international standards by way of an internal audit programme.

Jet Linx's Wyvern Wingman PRO certification becomes its third elite safety rating, following its designation as IS-BAO Stage III and ARGUS Platinum Elite. IS-BAO is the gold standard for business aviation worldwide, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and endorsed by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Jet Linx has maintained the highest level of Stage III rating since 2015, demonstrating a fully engrained safety management culture sustained over time. The company was also the first to attain ARGUS Platinum Elite status in November 2021, previously earning Platinum recertification from ARGUS in every cycle since 2007. Building upon the elements of the ARGUS Platinum rating, the Platinum Elite rating requires an active monitoring system to assure standards are continuously met.

“Our award-winning safety culture is maintained and enriched thanks to the work of many different team members at Jet Linx. As we celebrate these third-party validations, we also want to recognise the behind-the-scenes investments into pilot fatigue monitoring software, voluntary self-reporting programmes and our decision to maintain dedicated aircraft assignments, a practice in place at fewer than five per cent of Part 135 operators. We believe our safety management system, pound for pound and dollar for dollar, lives up to the same exacting standards of most major airlines,” says RD Johnson, vice president of safety at Jet Linx.

The company also remains the only aircraft operator to conduct an all-team Safety Summit each year since 2017, pausing revenue operations and grounding its fleet of over 100 aircraft to bring its entire nationwide team together for education and collaboration on safety. The 2023 Safety Summit will take place on 13 June.

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