Gaining Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) Certification
Feb 1, 2011
Waterford, Mich. – 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.