Air Charter Safety
Air Royale’s inception in 1994, our core mission remains the same: to
put your air charter safety first. That’s why we’re proud to sit on the
Wyvern Customer Advisory Board, which is responsible for setting the
highest standards in the industry—The Wyvern Standard. Wyvern’s
standards far exceed those of minimum government oversight of
certificated, commercial air charter operators’ private aircraft and
Private air charter falls under the nomenclature of
general aviation, but also known as private jet, jet charter or
corporate aviation. In order for passengers to fly for hire on board
charter operators’ aircraft, first the Federal Aviation Administration
under FAR Part 135 must certificate them.
Wyvern Consulting Ltd.,
established in 1991, was the first private aviation safety evaluations
firm that began performing worldwide, stringent, on-site audits of air
charter operators’ aircraft and aircrew.
* But talk is
cheap; the real story can be observed in the following statistical
summaries: Of all the 2,034 FAR Part 135 fatalities from January 1991 to
August 2010, zero (0.00%) percent involved a Wyvern-recommended
aircraft or aircrew. Of all the 1,719 Part 135 accidents from the same
period, only two of those non-fatal accidents were attributable to
Wyvern recommended operator aircraft. Looking at just Part 135 turbine
accidents from August 2005 to August 2010, jets flying air charter
flights incurred five fatal accidents and 22 fatalities, but not one of
these jet fatalities occurred on a Wyvern-compliant flight.
That’s a safety record that only Wyvern can claim.
* Source: Wyvern (September 2010)