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Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. Renews IS-BAO Registration

WATERFORD, MI.–Following an in-depth audit conducted by third-party International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) accredited auditors, Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. successfully renewed their IS-BAO Registration. Pentastar’s operations have been IS-BAO Registered since 2010.

IS-BAO is a worldwide standard developed by the industry, for the industry. It is a code of best practices based on the International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) International Standards and Recommended Practices. It was developed to promote global standardization for safety and to assist operators in establishing a code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. The voluntary biennial audit and achievement of IS-BAO is demonstrated, in part, by evidence of a robust and fully implemented Safety Management System (SMS).

“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 and are continuously monitored and improved upon. Renewal of our IS-BAO Registration reflects that commitment.”

Pentastar adheres to the highest standards of safety and service excellence. In addition to the IS-BAO Registration, Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., is ARGUS Platinum Rated, 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