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Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. renews ARGUS Platinum Rating

Waterford, Mich. – Following an in-depth audit conducted by ARGUS International Incorporated (ARGUS) in April, Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. (Pentastar Aviation) 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.

“I would like to congratulate Pentastar Aviation on successfully renewing their elite and respected ARGUS Platinum Rating,” said Joseph Moeggenberg, ARGUS International, Inc. President and CEO. “The experienced team from Pentastar Aviation should take great pride in the outcome of their ARGUS Platinum renewal audit. Our audit is a thorough and in-depth examination of an operator’s policies and procedures compared against a constantly evolving set of industry best practices. It was apparent to our auditing team that Pentastar Aviation has spent years building and refining their whole operation. We are happy to continue the inclusion of Pentastar Aviation in the exclusive group ARGUS Platinum Rated operators.”

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

“The safety of our employees and customers drives every other aspect of our operations,” said Danny Clifton, Vice President Flight Operations, Pentastar Aviation.  “Maintaining compliance with the ARGUS Platinum standard helps us 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 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 Aviation’s repair stations at Oakland International (KPTK) and Oxford (OXC) airports are among the most expansive and well-equipped facilities in the nation.  Pentastar Aviation’s world-class FBO at Oakland County International Airport provides exceptional customer service and amenities to regional, continental and global travelers.  Pentastar Aviation is a proud provider of Avfuel branded fuels.  Pentastar Aviation supports many charities and aviation-based education initiatives including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Operation Good Cheer, Sky Hope Network, EAA Young Eagles and local Aviation Day programming.