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ARGUS Platinum Rating - Air Operators Highest Safety Rating

Waterford, Mich. – Following an in-depth audit conducted by ARGUS International Incorporated (ARGUS) in March, Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. (Pentastar) has received renewal of the ARGUS Platinum Rating. The prestigious Platinum Rating is ARGUS’ highest level of safety ratings and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance.

“Pentastar achieved their first ARGUS Platinum Rating in 2006, and has since maintained this prestigious rating due to their strong safety culture and dedication to quality,” said Joe Moeggenberg, President and CEO of ARGUS International, Inc. “I commend the Pentastar team for their hard work and achievement of the ARGUS Platinum Rating for the fourth consecutive time.”

Pentastar’s achievement of maintaining the ARGUS Platinum Rating reflects the corporate culture of adherence to the highest safety standards.

“Our operations revolve around employee and customer safety,” said Danny Clifton, Vice President Flight Operations, Pentastar.  “Maintaining compliance with the ARGUS Platinum standard is another means for us to ensure quality and consistency in our daily operations and to continuously enhance safety standards.  We strive to operate above and beyond FAA regulatory standards, industry best practices, and international standards,” said Clifton.

Many elements of the ARGUS safety standards exceed Federal regulatory requirements, further enhancing the breadth of Pentastar’s internal quality and safety standards in relation to commercial aircraft operations.


ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk. ARGUS services include the CHEQ proprietary charter operator rating and due diligence program, TRAQPak market intelligence data and research services, and aviation consulting.  ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of on-site safety audits and PRISM, the industry’s most advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) solutions provider and recognized certification consultant.

Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East and Africa.

About Pentastar Aviation

For nearly 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has been a leader in the world of business aviation. Pentastar Aviation provides award-winning aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, aviation advisors, avionics design/installation/repair and aircraft charter through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.  Pentastar’s repair station received Airframe Class 3 and 4 Ratings from the FAA in January 2009 and boasts one of the most expansive and well-equipped facilities in the nation.  Pentastar’s world-class FBO at Oakland County International provide exceptional customer service and amenities to regional, continental and global travelers.  Pentastar’s Oakland County (KPTK) location just received the Number #1 ranking among more than 1,600 FBOs in both the Aviation International News (AIN) 2012 FBO Survey and the Professional Pilot Magazine 2012 PRASE Survey.