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California's Silver Air renews PRO certification
The company attributes its success to the exceptional support, knowledge and tools provided by Wyvern and its Flight Leader Program.

Santa Barbara, California-based Scott Aviation, dba Silver Air Private Jets, has once more been awarded Wyvern Wingman PRO certification after achieving excellence in association with ongoing participation in Wyvern's Flight Leader Program (FLP), the progressive approach to coaching operators toward safety excellence and a safety benchmark set above Wyvern's flagship Wingman programme.

"At Silver Air, we are extremely proud to have received validation for our unwavering commitment to safety and constant improvement. Our success can be attributed to the exceptional support, knowledge and tools provided by Wyvern and its Flight Leader Program. We are excited to continue our collaboration with Wyvern to uphold the highest standards of safety and quality in the aviation industry," comments director of safety and organisational development Hansford Smith.

Wyvern Wingman PRO is 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 as proven by an internal audit programme.

Additionally, Silver Air is a part of Wyvern's Virtual Safety Officer programme (VSO). Designed to augment an operator's on-site safety team, Silver Air utilises the VSO as an economical resource to bolster its safety activities and keep its SMS programme constantly moving forward. A totally customisable programme, Wyvern's VSO can assist operators in many ways, and Silver Air has seen this benefit firsthand.

CEO Jason Middleton says: "The VSO programme has given us the resources that have allowed us to expand our safety system in a comprehensive way in a short period of time. It has also given us an element of constant checks and balances with our safety programme. As the CEO and accountable executive, having our VSO supporting us gives me peace of mind that we are doing all we can to support the safest operation possible."

Wyvern flight leader coach Carlos Veliz adds: "The team at Silver Air has been impressive with the level of detail, commitment and professionalism that they demonstrate. It has consistently exceeded my expectations with its work in our Flight Leader Program and is an excellent example of Wingman excellence."

"We congratulate Silver Air for renewing its Wingman PRO certification, which validates its effective safety management system and excellence in managing operations and aircraft maintenance. Wingman PRO operators stand out among their peers by allowing Wyvern to assess their conformity to best practices and continually monitor their information related to safety," says Andrew Day, Wyvern senior vice president, operations.

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