Planet 9 awarded Wyvern Wingman Pro status


Planet Nine, a leading US aircraft charter and management company, headquartered in Van Nuys, CA, is celebrating the award of Wyvern’s new Wingman Pro Certification, the highest safety standard accolade for a Part 135 operator from the revered business aviation industry safety audit provider.

The new Wingman Pro Certification verifies an operator’s safety culture using advanced safety culture tools recognized by safety experts and regulatory agencies.

Pro  is an enhanced Wingman certification, demonstrating that Planet 9 has excelled in all areas of safety management systems; has shown excellence in addressing human factors and organizational safety culture, and continuous conformity to international standards through an internal audit program.

Wyvern CEO Sonnie Bates said, “The award of new Wingman Pro validates Planet 9’s commitment to attaining and maintaining an enduring safety culture.”

“We are delighted to be one of the first Part 135 operators to attain Wyvern Wingman Pro certification,” said co founder Matt Walter. “The Wingman Pro rating is the culmination of several years’ hard work by the entire Planet 9 family. Since our inception, we’ve invested significant resources into hiring the best employees, building an elite leadership team, and implementing state-of-the-art safety management tools. This has facilitated a strong safety culture which has been instrumental for process improvement, providing valuable safety insights, and reducing organizational risk.  I am incredibly proud of our team.  We look forward to a long partnership with Wyvern as we continue to grow and cultivate our Safety Management System (SMS).”

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