Acropolis Aviation is recognised again with WYVERN Wingman status
October 23, 2019
Las Vegas, NV: Acropolis Aviation, the UK’s VVIP Airbus Corporate Jet charter operator, celebrated the renewal of its WYVERN Wingman status – for the fifth time – at the NBAA-BACE Convention yesterday. The certificate was presented to Kuky Salazar, Acropolis Aviation’s Vice President for the US and Latin America by Allison Markey, Director Audit Programs at WYVERN Ltd, at Acropolis’ Booth No. C9624.
“We are delighted to be recognised with this top industry award once again with many of our valued charter brokers on both sides of the Atlantic and industry peers present. It is globally renowned as the sector’s benchmark for aviation safety and especially timely as we prepare for the arrival of our brand new Airbus ACJ320neo, eagerly awaited by our US-based clients. WYVERN Wingman Certification is synonymous with adhering to industry best practices and the highest level of safety and protocols,” said Kuky Salazar.
Acropolis Aviation, based at the UK’s Farnborough Airport, has held WYVERN status since 2011.
Sonny Bates, CEO of WYVERN Ltd stated: “Congratulations to Acropolis Aviation for successfully passing their fifth WYVERN audit. Consistently achieving this benchmark is a solid endorsement of an organisation’s commitment to safety. Such dedication firmly positions Acropolis as an industry leader in safety culture.”
To qualify for Wingman status, operators must successfully pass an onsite audit every two years, where flight, maintenance, and company business practices are evaluated against “The Wingman Standard.”
Carlo Montanini, UK-based Charter Sales Manager and Kuky Salazar are representing Acropolis Aviation at NBAA-BACE this week 21st, to 24th, October 2019.
They will be promoting the company’s new Airbus ACJ320neo, which is due to enter revenue services by the end of the year. The industry’s first ever ACJ320neo is currently completing its cabin outfitting at AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland.
Acropolis recently bolstered its management team with the addition of Mark Bird, formerly with Air Tanker, as Ground Operations Manager.
About Acropolis Aviation
Acropolis Aviation is a leading luxury charter operator based at Farnborough Airport, with a complementary sales office in Fort Lauderdale, USA. Headed by CEO Jonathan Bousfield, the company employs 28 personnel. Its flagship Airbus ACJ319 G-NOAH entered service in March 2010 and the company has gained a reputation for excellent service in the high-end charter market. Acropolis is proud to hold WYVERN Wingman safety accreditation.
G-NOAH is regarded in the industry as the ultimate luxurious charter aircraft. Its cabin, designed by Alberto Pinto, features an open-plan forward lounge and, intimate rear lounge, separated by a mid-cabin conference and dining room. The private master bedroom features a king size bed, luxury en-suite bathroom and a large rectangular shower, the first to be installed in an ACJ. Seating 19 passengers, the aircraft can accommodate up to 13 on fully lie-flat beds.
Acropolis announced it would be launch customer for the Airbus ACJ320neo in May 2015.
About the Airbus ACJ320neo
The Airbus ACJ320 family currently comprises the ACJ319neo, capable of flying eight passengers 6,750 nm/12,500 km or more than 15 hours, and the ACJ320neo, which can fly up to 25 passengers 6,000 nm/11,100 km.
In addition to their new fuel-saving engines and sharklets, ACJ320neo family aircraft have the widest and tallest cabins of any business jet, without costing more to operate or taking up more ramp space.
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