A recent study of business aviation auditing protocols by industry researcher Citadel Consulting has determined that Wyvern’s Wingman program hewed most closely with the ICAO source documents.
The audit protocol analysis prepared for Wyvern by industry authority Christopher Broyhill compared its program, along with those of three other competitors, to the source documents for the protocols: ICAO Annex 6, Part 1, operation of aircraft, and Annex 19, safety management.
Of the 95 compliance items listed in Annex 6, Part 1, only the Wyvern protocol addressed all of them, according to the study, which found only the Wyvern protocols to align 100 percent with the elements of the Annex.
While all four audit protocols addressed in some form the basic elements of the safety management system (SMS) as stated in Annex 19, as per the study, only Wyvern and IS-BAO provided for detailed analysis of the customer’s SMS and the behavior of the organization itself, not simply what was present in the organization’s manuals. Additionally, the study found that those two protocols provided detail for the evaluation of safety data collection, and the sharing of such data, while the others did not.