Elevate Jet Adds Veteran Director of Safety, Develops Advanced Aviation SMS
Bedford, MA – October 23, 2019. Leading aviation management and consultancy firm, Elevate Jet has hired 40-year aviation safety veteran, Wayne Lockley to lead rigorous safety and security protocol, including the development of a robust Safety Management System (SMS) to support growth initiatives.
“Wayne is a veteran Naval aviator superstar in my book,” said Scott LaForge, President of Elevate Jet, “He has an impeccable safety record as a pilot and has been in the safety arena his entire career. He is also an incredibly kind and gracious person. I can’t think of anyone better to be leading our safety department.”
Wayne Lockley is an experienced aviation professional with a passion for safety and continuous improvement. He has been a pilot for over 40 years and he devoted 23 years to the U.S. Navy where he flew a number of aircraft, including the A-6E, and F/A-18. Wayne currently owns and flies a Cirrus SR-22.
“I am thrilled to be part of Elevate Jet and to be in the position to develop safety standards and procedures that support its progressive service offerings,” said Lockley, “My number one priority since joining Elevate Jet is the development of an innovative SMS that will sustain rapid growth and an expanding fleet.”
Before joining Elevate Jet, Wayne Lockley was a member of the International Society of Aviation Safety Investigators, a Naval Pilot and the Naval Test Wing Safety Officer for the Bell AH-1 Cobra upgrade and the AW101 (EH101) Merlin/Cormorant Atlantic Presidential Helicopter Program. Throughout his career, he has held a range of positions that leveraged his expertise in safety management and protocols, systems engineering, program management, contract management, proposal writing, acquisition, and logistics.
“For me, safety is all-encompassing. It touches every aspect of life,” said Lockley, “Not just the corporate and aviation side of things. My mission at Elevate Jet is to develop and nurture a safety evolution that is ingrained in our culture. One that involves continuously practicing safety protocol while identifying, mitigating and preventing any and all safety risks 24-7.”
About Elevate Jet
Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, Elevate Jet is an aircraft management and consultancy firm which provides highly customized, boutique services to aircraft owners and flyers. The company’s offerings include management and consultancy services such as Part 91 and Part 135 aircraft management, private charter, aircraft acquisition, and valuations. Elevate Jet owns Embraer aircraft for VIP shuttle services. Elevate Jet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Elevate Holdings, Inc. Visit elevatejet.com to learn more.