Desert Jet renews ARGUS Platinum Rating and WYVERN Wingman Certification


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Palm Springs, California, 20 May 2020 – Desert Jet announces the successful completion of two of the aviation industry’s most rigorous safety audits, achieving re-certification of its WYVERN Wingman Operator status and ARGUS Platinum Rating.

The prestigious Platinum Rating is the highest level of the ARGUS audit standard and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance. By achieving the ARGUS Platinum Rating, Desert Jet is placed in the upper five percent of over 1,000 U.S. based charter operators.

The WYVERN Wingman audit is considered one of the most challenging standards to adhere to and one of the most reputable and recognised in the industry. Wingman certified operators undergo a difficult process in which their safety management system, flight operations, and maintenance operations are scrutinised. The WYVERN Wingman Standard is the industry’s benchmark in aviation safety, and adherence to it reflects a commitment to current aviation best practice and the highest level of safety and protocol.

“Safety is of the utmost importance to us at Desert Jet and remains our top priority” said Jared Fox, Desert Jet CEO. “At a time when safety has never been more important or emphasized, the successful completion of both the WYVERN and ARGUS audits demonstrate our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards at all times.”

With Desert Jet ‘s strong commitment to safety and the development of its Safety Management System (SMS), the company maintains a safety trifecta, which includes IS-BAO (International Standard for Aircraft Operations) Stage 3 registration in addition to its ARGUS Platinum rating and Wyvern Wingman certification. Less than one percent of all charter operators in the U.S. have earned all three safety designations concurrently.