"The Wyvern Standard" To Be Adapted To The European Market
A U.S. aviation safety auditing company and a subsidiary of
Lufthansa have have entered into a strategic partnership to
introduce a common safety standard to the European business
aviation market. The objective of the partnership is to increase
safety transparency in the air charter industry while at the same
time offering to quality operators a means of distinguishing their
product from the fragmented executive travel market.
New Jersey-based Wyvern and Aviation Quality Services (AQS), a
division of the German airline, have agreed to use "The Wyvern
Standard" (TWS), a well-established and widely recognized U.S.
quality audit standard, as their framework, and will adjust it to
the needs and requirements of the European market. The Wyvern audit
consists of a 4 man-day onsite audit, evaluating operations and
maintenance practices. Effective immediately AQS, an IATA
accredited Audit Organisation, will conduct all Wyvern audits in
Over 100 business aviation operators around the world are
currently Wyvern certified and some of the largest corporate flight
departments in the U.S. require "The Wyvern Standard" for all their
air charter purchases. The standard also offers operators a new way
to distinguish themselves within Avinode, the world's largest
marketplace for air charter. Used by over 1800 companies,
Avinode gives its users the capability to both display their
certification and to search for aircraft based on certification
type and level.
"By combining the leading business aviation audit standard with
the quality and expertise AQS is known for, I am confident the
partnership will be able to deliver a quality product, giving
operators a means of distinguishing themselves in the marketplace
and providing confidence to companies when buying air charter" says
Niclas Wennerholm, CEO of Avinode Group.
Patrick Ockens, Managing Director of Aviation Quality Services,
says: "We have audited more than 200 airlines around the world
under IATA's IOSA program, covering a wide variety of operational
scopes. Our extensive expertise in flight safety will deliver a
great value to the Wyvern program. Wyvern and Avinode are the right
partners to set up a successful co-operation for safety auditing in
the business aviation sector in Europe."
Through the partnership, Wyvern certified companies will have
access to AQS' various products for auditing, training and
consulting services thereby enhancing the safety and quality of
their complete operation.
For more information about Wyvern and Aviation Quality Services
please stop by booth C755 at MEBA in Dubai, December 7-9.