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Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. Successfully Renews ARGUS Platinum Rating

Waterford, Mich. – Following an in-depth audit conducted by ARGUS International Incorporated (ARGUS) in April, Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. (Pentastar) successfully renewed their ARGUS Platinum Rating. Pentastar’s operations have been Platinum rated since 2006.

“I would like to congratulate Pentastar on the successful renewal of their ARGUS Platinum Rating,” said Joe Moeggenberg, President and CEO of ARGUS International, Inc.  “The ARGUS Platinum Audit is a thorough examination of an operator’s policies and procedures compared to a constantly evolving set of industry best practices.  It was apparent to our auditing team that Pentastar focused heavily on refining and optimizing their entire operation, and we are thrilled they remain one of our elite Platinum Rated Charter Operators.”

The prestigious Platinum Rating is ARGUS’ highest safety rating 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. Pentastar’s achievement of maintaining the ARGUS Platinum Rating reflects a corporate culture of adherence to the highest safety standards.

“The safety of our employees and customers drives every aspect of our operations,” said Danny Clifton, Vice President of Flight Operations, Pentastar. “Maintaining compliance with the ARGUS Platinum standard helps ensure quality and consistency in our daily operations and allows us to continuously enhance safety standards.”

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. “We strive to operate above and beyond FAA and international regulatory standards,” said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO, Pentastar Aviation. “Our operations revolve around a steadfast commitment to safety and the renewal of our ARGUS Platinum rating reflects that commitment.”

In addition to the ARGUS Platinum rating, Pentastar Aviation Charter Inc., holds an IS-BAO Stage 2 Registration and Wyvern Wingman designation.

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).


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.