Waterford, Michigan — Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. has been awarded WYVERN Wingman PRO certification after achieving excellence in association with ongoing participation in WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program (FLP). Wingman PRO validates organizational safety culture utilizing the most advanced safety culture evaluation tools recognized by safety experts and regulatory bodies worldwide. A safety benchmark set above WYVERN’s flagship Wingman program, Wingman PRO is the aviation industry’s highest safety standard.
“It’s an honor to have Pentastar join the ranks of an elite membership of only 8 global operators worldwide who have received the Wingman PRO certification status,” said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO of Pentastar Aviation. “We are incredibly proud to operate under the aviation industry’s top safety standard, and very appreciative of this important and distinguished recognition from WYVERN.”
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 Organizational Safety Culture, and continuous conformity to international standards by way of an internal audit program.
“Pentastar’s certification as a WYVERN Wingman PRO Operator sets them apart from other operators in the air charter industry. This achievement validates their commitment to attaining and maintaining an enduring safety culture that elevates their performance above other operators who are just beginning to embrace the value of formal safety risk management,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO.
About Pentastar Aviation
For more than 58 years, Pentastar has carved out a reputation as the premier private aviation services provider in the United States. Headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (PTK), Pentastar combines comprehensive aircraft management services with a host of supporting services, including private jet charter, award-winning FBO services, full MRO services, high-end in-house catering with Fivestar Gourmet, and advisory services. In 2021, Pentastar celebrated 20 successful years under Edsel B. Ford II’s ownership.
WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 30-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization.