Sun Air Jets Achieves WYVERN Wingman PRO Certification

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October 25, 2021, Greater Los Angeles, CA
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Sun Air Jets, the first operator to achieve WYVERN’s Certified Flight Leader status, is pleased to announce it is among the first operators to be re-branded as WYVERN Wingman PRO certification. Issued by WYVERN Ltd, the leader in aviation safety risk management and training, this newly re-branded distinction is a testament to Sun Air Jets’ dedication to high quality, risk-averse safety and operational processes that permeates company culture.  

The visionary WYVERN Flight Leader Program provides operators alternative and innovative pathways to continuous improvement. Focusing less on regular auditing, and more on safety management system (SMS) effectiveness, as well as human factors and organizational culture,  operators are coached by industry veterans in a progressive, quarterly assessment and validation cycle with the intent of enhancing safety culture and preventing “safety creep”. The Wingman  PRO certificate is the pinnacle achievement of the Flight Leader Program. 

“WYVERN once again celebrates Sun Air Jets’ achievement. It requires discipline and professionalism to become a Wingman, and it takes sound leadership and effective management of human and organizational factors to be a Wingman PRO. A Wingman PRO inspires other  Operators to reach higher and attain new levels of excellence. Sun Air Jets’ recognition as a Wingman PRO is proof that their leadership is focused on their organization’s safety culture and the key human factors that matter most in aviation safety,” says Sonnie Bates, CEO of  WYVERN.  

“Sun Air Jets takes great pride in their unsurpassed safety ratings and is thrilled to be recognized for their achievements with this distinguished award”, says James Evans, Director of  Safety for Sun Air Jets. “We are grateful to WYVERN for the opportunity and for their continued partnership as we consistently accomplish our safety goals. Sun Air Jets is dedicated  to positioning itself as a leader in this field to ensure our clients the exceptional experience they  deserve.”  

Sun Air Jets is extremely proud of this achievement and progressive step in safety and safety culture. The Certificate joins a long list of previously earned safety ratings: WYVERN Wingman PRO, IS/BAO Stage 3, ARG/US Platinum, and the Air Charter Safety Foundation  (ACSF), an exclusive achievement held only by four private jet companies out of 2,000 charter operators. 


WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 29- 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. Learn more about WYVERN’s Wingman PRO program

About Sun Air Jets 

Sun Air Jets operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets in the nation with a flawless safety record spanning over 20 years. Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sun Air Jets, a  SIGNATURE SELECT™ member FBO, provides aircraft management, maintenance, private luxury hangars, and private charter jet services on a diverse fleet including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Embraer, Citation, Hawker and Falcon aircraft. Along with maintaining the highest safety standards in the industry, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and personable customer service. With bases located in  Camarillo and Van Nuys, California, including a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters, Sun Air Jets is a fully certified Part 145 repair station and 135 charter operator. To learn more about Sun Air Jets, visit 

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