FlyExclusive renews Wyvern Wingman status

By Doug Gollan, January 13, 2022

FlyExclusive has been re-certified as Wyvern Wingman and appointed Merton Cox as Director of Safety

FlyExclusive has earned recertification of its Wyvern Wingman safety certification, the company said. At the same time, it named Merton Cox as Director of Safety.

“We recognize that the safety of our clients and our crews must always be our top priority,” said Tommy Sowers, President, FlyExclusive. “

He added, “We continue to exceed FAA standards by operating a Wyvern Wingman and Argus Platinum-rated fleet. Adding Merton to our team, with his extensive safety and training experience, reinforces our commitment to providing safe, reliable private jet experiences for those we serve.”

New Safety Director

Cox is an ATP-Rated Pilot and retired federal safety and training expert. In his role, he will is responsible for the oversight of the operator’s Safety Management System (SMS), including management of safety policy, risk management, safety assurance and safety promotion.

Cox will oversee all aspects of organizational safety, including aviation and ground. His additional responsibilities include compliance with OSHA regulations; managing internal safety audit processes and facilitating external safety audits; oversight of the company’s Aviation Safety Action Program and routinely coordinating with the FAA to ensure operational safety.

Prior to joining fFyExclusive, Cox was a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service and served as the Executive Director of Safety, Training, and Standards for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations.

In 2013, he was promoted to Executive Director of Operations where he oversaw foreign and domestic homeland security operations, including drug interdiction and aviation counterterrorism operations, utilizing a fleet of more than 270 aircraft and 300 vessels to provide more than 100,000 annual flight hours and 90,000 annual float hours.

FlyExclusive is the fifth largest operator in the U.S. based on charter and fractional flight hours. In October it revamped its Club jet card. It eliminated daily and segment minimums. It also added fixed pricing to the Caribbean, Central America and through Mexico.

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