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Pentastar Aviation Ranked #1 Best Independent and #2 Best US FBO by the Readers of Professional Pilot Magazine

WATERFORD, MI. – Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, has been named by Professional Pilot magazine, one of the most respected publications in the aviation industry, the top Independent FBO (Fixed-Base Operator) and second Best US FBO in its 2019 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey. The PRASE Survey, heralded as the gold standard of aviation ground service leaders, is an annual tabulation of customer opinions of aviation ground services. Each year Professional Pilot magazine polls executives in charge of flight departments, aviation managers, chief pilots, pilots, CEOs and other qualified subscribers to recognize industry-leading service providers.

“We are extremely proud to have been voted the top independent FBO, and number two in the US in this years’ PRASE Survey. The PRASE Survey is voted on by the professionals who utilize our facilities and services every day, so it is gratifying for us to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO Pentastar Aviation. “Achieving these rankings is a strong testament to the hard work and dedication of every Pentastar Aviation team member who continues to redefine what an FBO should be.”

Pentastar has been the most awarded aviation company in the FBO surveys for over a decade, recognized by those who appreciate their commitment to exceeding the industry standards for both safety and service excellence. This recognition follows the news last month that Pentastar was ranked #1 in the world in the 2019 AIN FBO Survey from Aviation International News.

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 Executive Terminal 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