Nexus Buys Wyvern Safety Audit Group from Avinode

 - October 23, 2014, 2:40 PM

Flight operations support group Nexus announced the acquisition of aviation risk management and safety audit provider Wyvern Consulting from online charter portal Avinode. In an October 22 announcement, the company also confirmed the appointment of the following three business aviation veterans to Wyvern’s board: former NetJets executive Vincent Santulli, former Beechcraft executive Shawn Vick and former FAA associate administrator Nick Sabatini. Wyvern CEO Art Dawley, an experienced corporate pilot and flight department manager, also has joined the board.

Avinode, which sold the company for an undisclosed sum, will continue to provide technological support for its former subsidiary and is retaining control of Wyvern’s pilot and aircraft data division. The Wyvern charter operator ratings, Wyvern Wingman and Wyvern Registered audits will be promoted by Nexus and will continue to be available through the Avinode Marketplace.

In addition to its flight operations centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain, Nexus now has an East African base in Rwanda. The group also has partnerships with FlightSafety International, security specialist FAM International and consultants MAZ Aviation Group.