• “WYVERN Certified MRO” Becomes a New Industry Benchmark for Aviation Safety
  • CLEVELAND, June 14, 2022Constant Aviation, today announced that it is the first MRO to be fully certified by WYVERN Ltd., a recognized leader in aviation safety risk management and training. The “WYVERN Certified MRO” designation now becomes the new standard for safety in aviation maintenance and repair, on a par with designations such as the WYVERN Wingman certification for aircraft operators.

    “In seeking this new certification, we wanted to demonstrate that Constant Aviation’s safety practices, procedures and policies were on the same level as those of the most highly rated aviation industry participants,” said David H. Davies, Constant Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud that we have passed the same stringent WYVERN safety audits as the industry’s best, something no other MRO has ever done, we affirmed our commitment to maintaining the most rigorous standards of safety in aviation.”

    Similar to the Wingman certification audits, the Wyvern Certified MRO designation requires the completion of a three-day onsite evaluation that focuses on safety management system effectiveness, organizational structure, training programs, standard operating procedures, aircraft maintenance, occupational health and safety and security. The review emphasizes human and organizational factors and includes a safety culture assessment.

    “We are proud to be a part of setting another industry standard, pioneered by Wyvern and Constant Aviation and recognized as another major step towards aviation operations and maintenance parity.” Stated Kent Stauffer, Constant Aviation’s Chief Safety Officer. “Why shouldn’t operators, clients and owners demand that their maintainers meet the same strict industry aduting standards that their operators do? It’s difficult but necessary to hold our collective MRO selves to a higher standard.”

    “Ensuring excellence in aircraft maintenance is fundamental to aviation safety. By achieving WYVERN MRO Certification, Constant Aviation validated that they effectively manage key safety processes to ensure safety risks are controlled to an acceptable level. Being the first to achieve WYVERN MRO Certification sets them apart from their peers in the MRO industry,” said Sonnie Bates, WYVERN Chief Executive Officer.

    The WYVERN Certified MRO designation follows several other recognitions of Constant Aviation’s safety accomplishments:

  • WYVERN previously certified Constant Aviation as the first independent MRO to receive a Safety Management System (SMS) Level 4 certification, its highest SMS honor, recognized by regulators and international organizations around the world.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration recently recognized Constant Aviation as having a single, corporatewide SMS, making it only the second MRO so designated. Achieving FAA-Accepted Corporate SMS status means that Constant operates under a single safety system companywide, which generally reduces safety risk and ranks it as a leader in business aviation maintenance safety.
  • The FAA previously accepted Constant Aviation’s functional SMS as being in “Active Conformance” with the FAA’s Part 5 Voluntary SMS Program, making it only the fourth MRO out of the more than 4,500 maintenance organizations nationally to achieve that designation.
  • About Constant Aviation
    Constant Aviation specializes in aircraft and engine maintenance, major repairs, avionics, interiors and paint. In addition, it offers mobile response services through its AOG division, and accessory and composite services through its Nextant Aerospace division. With more than 15 years of expertise in a comprehensive array of business jet airframes, Constant Aviation has raised the bar in aircraft maintenance expectations by focusing on quality, always. Constant Aviation is the official aircraft maintenance and AOG support of the NHRA and the title sponsor of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class. For more information, visit www.constantaviation.com or call 216.261.7119. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

    About WYVERN
    WYVERN Ltd. is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 30-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization. Learn more about WYVERN here.

    Nicholas Parmelee
    The Hubbell Group, Inc.
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