WaterfordMich. – Pentastar Aviation and Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.’s recent Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) Certification is the latest addition to a significant list of safety-focused initiatives.  As part of the certification, Pentastar will analyze information generated by flight data recorders to identify operational trends and make necessary changes based on the data.

“The purpose of FOQA is to improve safety on the operational level,” said Danny Clifton, Vice President of Flight Operations at Pentastar.  “This requires diligent evaluation and implementing positive changes based on identified trends.”

Along with the recent FOQA Certification, Pentastar Aviation has completed Stage I Registration to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), which includes a robust Safety Management System (SMS).  Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. holds additional safety designations including Wyvern Approval and an ARG/US Platinum Rating.

“Our proactive safety culture is at the center of all operations at Pentastar,” Pentastar Aviation President and CEO Rick Maloney said.  “We continue to pursue additional safety initiatives, seeking to exceed industry best practices for operational safety.”

About Pentastar Aviation

For more than 45 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 provides exceptional customer service and amenities to regional, continental and global travelers.


Dear Friends,

Your safety, both on and off the aircraft, continues to be Pentastar’s most important priority.

As we continue to monitor the effects of COVID-19 on a daily basis, we will evolve as necessary to ensure we are doing our part to create an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable while strictly adhering to the latest CDC, TSA and FAA protocols.  We will also continue to implement leading ways to improve preventative safety measures, and consistently review new solutions designed to minimize the impact of COVID-19 as they become available.

Please click on the link below to discover how Pentastar is keeping our staff and our customers safe across our campus and on our aircraft.

We thank you for your business and your time.

The Team at Pentastar Aviation 


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