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Pentastar Aviation Joins Air Charter Safety Foundation

WATERFORD, MI. – Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, has joined the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF). The foundation, currently 165 companies strong, is made up of renowned aviation professionals who provide expertise on issues including flight operations and safety management systems, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, and aviation law.  Their mission is to lead the advancement of the highest safety standards available. This allows the business aviation, charter and fractional ownership industry to offer the safest air transportation products in the world and provide objective information about these standards and services to the public.

“Safety is at the foundation of all our services,” said Pentastar Aviation Vice President & Director of Flight Operations Robert Rufli. “Our steadfast dedication to passenger safety and security is supported by a comprehensive and ongoing program of internal review and audits. Our membership reinforces our commitment to safety, and we’re very pleased to have the support of the ACSF.”

“Pentastar Aviation has the shared attitude among their team members that safety, above and beyond what is considered regulatory, must be a core value for their company,” said ACSF President Bryan Burns. “We are delighted that they will be participating in the ACSF-ASAP program as well.”

Pentastar Aviation is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers. In addition to membership in the ACSF and voluntary participation in their Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), Pentastar Aviation uses a robust Safety Management System, has a well-documented Emergency Response Plan, and has earned numerous other aviation safety designations.

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 Air Charter Safety Foundation

The vision of the ACSF is to promote and enable the highest levels of safety in personal and business aviation. This goal will be achieved by:

  • Promotion and facilitation of risk management programs
  • Advocacy and support for the industry adoption of a common audit standard
  • Dissemination of safety information
  • Creation of additional programs that advance the goals of the Foundation