Jet with Wyvern Wingman Badge on exterior

Desert Jet, the leading full-service business aviation company located in Greater Palm Springs, California, is thrilled to announce its recent accomplishment of two of the aviation industry’s most challenging safety audits – WYVERN Wingman PRO certification and ARGUS Platinum rating. This achievement further solidifies the company’s status as a prominent player in the private aviation industry and showcases its commitment to providing the highest level of safety and service to its clients.

“Desert Jet is fully committed to embracing all available safety tools, including the 3rd party auditing services that assist in sharpening our approach to operating safely every single day,” stated Jared Fox, Desert Jet’s Chief Executive Officer. “We take our responsibility to our clients, our employees, and their loved ones very seriously. We are proud to have yet again demonstrated that Desert Jet is one of the safest aviation operators in the world.”

Desert Jet becomes only the 16th operator amongst hundreds awarded WYVERN Wingman PRO certification after achieving excellence in association with ongoing participation in WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program (FLP). Wingman PRO utilizes the most advanced safety culture evaluation tools recognized by safety experts and regulatory bodies worldwide. A safety benchmark set above WYVERN’s flagship Wingman program, Wingman PRO is the aviation industry’s highest safety standard.

Wyvern Wingman Badge

WYVERN Wingman PRO is issued to a Wingman operator demonstrating effectiveness in all areas of SMS, excellence in addressing Human Factors and Organizational Safety Culture, and continuous conformity to international standards through an internal audit program.

“We applaud Desert Jet’s accomplishment as a Wingman PRO Operator, which signifies the organization’s commitment to embracing safety as a core value. Wingman PRO Operators not only conform to international standards, they also embrace transparency with their safety data so end users can trust their decisions,” says Andrew Day, WYVERN’s Senior Vice President, Operations.

“The entire Desert Jet team has embraced safety as a core value, and vigorously pursued and achieved SMS Level 4 through their on-going participation in the WYVERN Flight Leader Program”, states Flight Leader Coach Todd Buczek. Coach Buczek continues, “Desert Jet has been awarded the designation of Wingman PRO as a result of their genuine dedication and commitment to the highest levels of safety performance.”

“We are incredibly proud of our team for embodying safety as our core value and embracing it as a way of life,” said Toby Benenson, Desert Jet’s Chief Operations Officer. “Desert Jet is honored to continue serving as an industry leader with these safety rating achievements and remains dedicated to putting health and safety at the core of every decision, action, and service we provide.”

Desert Jet | Desert Jet Earns Top Safety Distinction with WYVERN Wingman Pro Certification and ARGUS Platinum RatingThe ARGUS Platinum rating, a highly recognized designation for safety and operational excellence, is awarded to an operator who passes a rigorous on-site safety audit and has a well-developed Safety Management Plan (SMS) and Emergency Response plan. Only operators who have successfully implemented industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance achieve the ARGUS Platinum rating.

“ARGUS would like to congratulate the Desert Jet team for maintaining the Platinum Rating for over 10 consecutive years. Since our first visit in 2013, we have watched the team grow into one of the preeminent operators in the United States. The entire Desert Jet team shows a strong and positive safety culture, the hallmark of excellence in the charter industry.” Ed Wandall, ARGUS International VP of Business Aviation.

With its strong commitment to safety and continuous improvement, Desert Jet maintains a safety trifecta that includes IS-BAO (International Standard for Aircraft Operations) Stage 3 registration, Wyvern Wingman Pro certification, and ARGUS Platinum rating. Less than one percent of all charter operators in the U.S. have earned all three safety designations concurrently.

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is a group of aircraft management, charter, maintenance, and FBO companies based in Palm Springs/Thermal, California (KTRM). Desert Jet is a full-service aviation company providing jet owners with turn-key management for their aircraft.

Desert Jet’s on-demand charter offers private flyers a smarter alternative to fractional aircraft ownership and expensive membership programs. Desert Jet is committed to safety and security and is ARGUS Platinum rated, WYVERN Wingman PRO certified, and IS-BAO Stage 3 registered.

Desert Jet Maintenance is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station offering scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of aircraft.

Desert Jet Center is a world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and the general aviation community at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). Its spectacular 32,500-square-foot executive facility features a state-of-the-art, modern terminal and hangar. Desert Jet Center is NATA Safety 1st certified and a designated NATA Safety 1st Clean location.

For more information about our services, visit or call (800) 381-JETS.

About ARGUS International Inc.

ARGUS International (ARGUS), a member of the SGS Group, is the leader in Aviation Data, Software, Audits, and Certification Services. ARGUS Market Intelligence is the premier Aviation Forecasting service worldwide and has emerged as a leader among market intelligence service providers. ARGUS PROS is one of the 1st accredited audit organizations in the United States and involved in the development of the IOSA Auditing Program. ARGUS PRISM is the worldwide leader in safety management systems and a pioneer in FAA Accreditation Consulting. ARGUS was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Colorado.

To learn more about ARGUS international, please visit

WYVERN was founded in 1991 by a group of safety-focused professionals who created The Wingman Standard for rigorously vetting air charter operators. Soon thereafter, WYVERN officially became the world’s first business aviation audit company.

With inspired leadership and an agile, innovative team, WYVERN has grown into a globally recognized ISO-9001 certified service provider within the aviation industry.

To learn more about WYVERN LTD, please visit

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