Safety first: Desert Jet achieves WYVERN Wingman PRO certification and ARGUS Platinum rating

Desert Jet

Desert Jet has completed two of aviation’s most challenging safety audits – Wyvern Wingman PRO certification and ARGUS Platinum rating. 

“Desert Jet is fully committed to embracing all available safety tools, including the 3rd party auditing services that assist in sharpening our approach to operating safely every single day,” said Jared Fox, Desert Jet’s CEO. “We take our responsibility to our clients, our employees, and their loved ones very seriously. We are proud to have yet again demonstrated that Desert Jet is one of the safest aviation operators in the world.” 

Desert Jet becomes only the 16th operator to be awarded Wyvern Wingman PRO certification after achieving excellence in association with ongoing participation in Wyvern’s Flight Leader Program (FLP).

Wyvern Flight Leader Coach Todd Buczek said: “The entire Desert Jet team has embraced safety as a core value, and vigorously pursued and achieved SMS Level 4 through their on-going participation in the Wyvern Flight Leader Program. Desert Jet has been awarded the designation of Wingman PRO as a result of their genuine dedication and commitment to the highest levels of safety performance.”

The ARGUS Platinum rating, a recognised designation for safety and operational excellence, is awarded to an operator who passes a rigorous on-site safety audit and has a well-developed Safety Management Plan (SMS) and Emergency Response plan.

Ed Wandall, ARGUS International vice president of Business Aviation, said: “ARGUS would like to congratulate the Desert Jet team for maintaining the Platinum Rating for over 10 consecutive years. Since our first visit in 2013, we have watched the team grow into one of the preeminent operators in the United States. The entire Desert Jet team shows a strong and positive safety culture, the hallmark of excellence in the charter industry.”

Desert Jet now has a safety trifecta that includes IS-BAO (International Standard for Aircraft Operations) Stage 3 registration, Wyvern Wingman Pro certification, and ARGUS Platinum rating.