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Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. Achieves Prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating

WATERFORD, MI.–Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., successfully renews ARGUS Platinum Rating.  This achievement places them in the top five percent of over 1,000 U.S. based charter operators. It is the highest level in the ARGUS audit standard and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices regarding their operations and maintenance. Pentastar’s operations have been Platinum rated since 2006.

“This Platinum Rating demonstrates Pentastar’s continued commitment to safety and ongoing quality improvement in all areas of the organization,” said Joe Moeggenberg, CEO of ARGUS International Inc. “Interested parties can verify Pentastar’s Platinum Rating status at any time via the CHEQ System.

Achieving ARGUS Platinum Rating is a testament to the aviation community that safety remains Pentastar’s top priority. The ARGUS Platinum Rating consists of an audit that takes an in-depth look into the quality of documented processes and evaluates the strength of the safety management system implemented by the operator. Receiving a Platinum Rating means the operation was examined over several days by a team of on-site auditors and subsequently completed any corrective actions necessary to meet the standard.

“The safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority,”, said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO, Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. “As one of the premier charter operators in the industry, Pentastar is committed to employing safety practices that go above and beyond FAA and international regulatory standards, are certified and continuously monitored and improved upon. Renewal of our ARGUS Platinum Rating reflects that commitment.”

Pentastar adheres to the highest standards of safety and service excellence. In addition to the ARGUS Platinum Rating, Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., is a registered Stage-2 IS-BAO operator, Wyvern Registered, and a member of the Air Charter Safety Foundation and is involved in their voluntary Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). Pentastar Aviation, LLC., is an IS-BAH registered business aircraft handler and a member of the National Safety Council. Pentastar also has a robust Safety Management System and a well-documented Emergency Response Plan that is practiced at regular intervals.

About Pentastar Aviation

Pentastar Aviation, wholly owned by Edsel B. Ford II, is a leader in the world of business aviation, providing aircraft management, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics services, interior services and award-winning FBO services. Air charter transportation services are provided 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. Their team is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers.

Pentastar Aviation has been servicing regional and global travelers for more than 50 years and is headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (PTK). For more information, please visit

About ARGUS International Inc. 

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS), a member of the SGS Group, is the worldwide leader in specialized aviation services that allow organizations to improve their operational and business decision making with software solutions. ARGUS Market Intelligence offers custom aviation reporting with targeted data such as flight tracking, fleet intelligence, and aircraft activity analysis with TRAQPak. ARGUS provides a collection of safety audits for both the business aviation and commercial aviation sectors. ARGUS Charter operator ratings are the most recognized and requested independent source of overall operator quality in the business aviation space. ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of onsite safety audits, and PRISM, a worldwide leader in safety management systems, certification, and consultation services. ARGUS was founded in 1995 and headquartered in Colorado.

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