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Private Jet Safety

At Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., every aspect of our private charter flight operations revolve around our steadfast commitment to safety. Our industry-leading safety programs and private jet management services consistently exceed established industry standards for private jet safety to provide customers with an aviation experience that is always safe and secure. Our management team is led by aviation veterans with decades of experience meeting the rigorous private jet safety standards utilized by the major airlines. The importance they have placed on safety standards and processes is reflected in the culture of safety that has become a way of life for every member of the Pentastar team.

Industry-Leading Private Jet Safety Initiatives

Safety Management System

The business aviation Safety Management System (SMS) is a quality management approach to controlling flight-related risks. Aviation SMS programs provide accessible tools for monitoring safety-related processes. Pentastar Aviation has developed its own Safety Management System, which incorporates operational risk profiling with internal evaluation and quality assurance concepts, resulting in a more structured management and continuous improvement of the operational process.

International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (ISBAO) was formally introduced by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and made available to the business aviation community at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibit (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2002. ISBAO was developed by the business aviation industry for the benefit of all corporate and private operators. It is a code of best practices based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) International Standards and Recommended Practices and is designed to help business aviation operational departments worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism. Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. has qualified for ISBAO registration.

ARG/US Platinum Rating

Platinum Rating - The highest level of ARG/US safety ratings is awarded to those operators who meet the criteria for the ARG/US Gold Rating, and successfully complete a biennial ARG/US on-site safety audit. The ARG/US audit is a true process audit administered by trained and experienced aviation auditing professionals to evaluate the operator against industry best practice standards. A Platinum rating requires a functioning Safety Management System, and clear and workable Emergency Response Plan, and appropriate written standards, implementation, and records for all major aspects of Operations and Maintenance within a flight department or charter company.

Wyvern Approved

Wyvern Recommended Operators comply with The Wyvern Standard™—a leading audit standard developed in cooperation with the most sophisticated and demanding corporate flight departments in the world that far exceeds the regulatory requirements for air charter flight operations and maintenance.  Compliance with the standard is demonstrated by successful completion of an on-site safety audit on a two year audit cycle.

All aircraft provided for charter are operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., a U.S. FAR Part 135 on-demand air carrier, or by other U.S. FAR Part 135 certificated on-demand air carriers arranged by Pentastar Aviation, LLC.