Air Partner Strikes Audit Deal with Wyvern Consulting

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., August 28 /CNW/ - Air Partner Inc., the world's
largest aircraft charter agency, and Wyvern Consulting Ltd., a worldwide air
charter auditing company, announced an alliance wherein Air Partner is
sponsoring several foreign-based on-site safety audits.

    "As international travel is becoming the norm for U.S.-based
corporations, it's essential to ensure the integrity for reliable, safe use of
private aircraft," said Phil Mathews, president of Air Partner Inc. "With more
than 20 offices across four continents, linguistic capabilities in 12
languages and operations in six currencies, Air Partner is clearly the leader
in international private air travel. The Wyvern Standard(C) is a recognized,
respected standard in the U.S. business aviation community.

    "Expanding our supply base of air charter operators that are audited to
The Wyvern Standard(C) abroad is a natural extension to Air Partner's Operator
Services Program(TM). Our commitment to continue to lead the industry
incorporates Wyvern's on-site safety prowess, which includes aircraft
maintenance, pilot experience, training programs and security procedures."

    Mathews added that Air Partner's decision to form an alliance with
Wyvern, subsidiary of Portland, Ore.-based CharterX Corp., is in response to
the growing need for quality, audited air charter operators that U.S.
corporations expect when traveling abroad.

    Wyvern Consulting Ltd. President Walter Lamon contends that flights on
these foreign-based operators may be purchased through Air Partner.

    "Over the past 16 years, we've performed more than 1,600 air charter
safety audits, and thousands of Wyvern Desk Reviews(TM) spanning every
continent," Lamon said. "Wyvern's experience and systems are unequalled; an
important feature of Wyvern's service is the continuous monitoring of operator
performance. By leveraging Wyvern's data collection and analysis capabilities,
along with Air Partner's substantial charter purchasing capabilities, the
results will be exciting. We're pleased to have a strategic alliance with Air
Partner, a company that's dedicated to promoting the exacting standards of
Wyvern to the international market. By combining the two companies' strengths,
this alliance will be of great service to U.S. corporations that travel abroad
and to non-U.S. businesses."

    About Air Partner:

    Air Partner (, a publicly traded company on the
London Stock Exchange, arranges private air charter solutions for
corporations, governments, individuals and air charter operators around the
globe. Founded in 1961, Air Partner has 210 aviation professionals located in
20 offices across four continents. In addition to being the exclusive air
charter company for the British Royal Family, Air Partner's clients include
the U.S. and British governments, Fortune 500 corporations, celebrities and
sports teams. With more than 100 flights being dispatched daily, Air Partner's
team is equally accomplished at organizing business jets to fly CEOs and
celebrities in both North America and Europe. Air Partner's Emergency Planning
Division(TM) operates the only integrated corporate air evacuation service.
Clients have priority access to a wide range of aircraft suitable for rescuing
corporate employees from the world's hotspots to points of safe haven, with
intensive military-style procedures in place.

    About Wyvern Consulting Ltd:

    Wyvern (, established in 1991, with its corporate
office at Trenton-Mercer County Airport (TTN), in Ewing, N.J., is the global
leader in aviation safety auditing, consulting and information services.
Fortune 500 companies, fractional-share operators, air charter brokers and
savvy business travelers and CEOs of the world depend on Wyvern as the primary
source for accurate, aviation safety analysis. Working with business aviation
providers to develop safety, security and compliancy programs, The Wyvern
Standard(C) far exceeds minimum Federal Aviation Administration or Department
of Defense standards. The Wyvern Report(TM), the world's largest database of
audited operators, aircraft and crews, provides in-depth risk analysis to
ensure that each flight meets The Wyvern Standard(C). With thousands of
flights conducted by Wyvern-recommend operators, Wyvern maintains a zero
fatality record on all Wyvern-compliant flights.

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