EBACE 2011: Wyvern Introduces New Audit Upgrade

 - May 17, 2011, 6:20 AM

Wyvern, the Avinode group’s aviation safety auditing arm, has announced a global expansion of its review standard. Over the last few months the firm has rebranded its audit, which is now called “Wingman,” and will promote operators who have been through the process.

The company set up its Audit Standard almost 20 years ago using its own safety professionals and a customer advisory board comprised of the world’s top corporate flight departments. In June it is due to publish the latest update focused on global operations with particular attention to safety management systems (SMS). Wyvern also recently teamed with Lufthansa Flight Training Services in a move that means it now has auditors in every regulatory jurisdiction in the world.

Avinode (Stand 843) has just appointed Dr. Oliver King as managing director of its Avinode Marketplace division, taking over from Avinode founder Per Marthinsson, who has moved to Miami, Florida, to assume his new role as managing director of Marketplace America. Following the merger with CharterX last year, Avinode broadened its portfolio to incorporate operator audit services as well as its online charter portal.