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Pentastar Aviation Receives IS-BAH Certification

WATERFORD, MI.–Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, receives Stage 1 registration under IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling).  IS-BAH, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), is a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers.

IS-BAH Stage 1 certification is a voluntary program that provides requirements for the operation of a Fixed Based Operation (FBO). It confirms the FBO’s Safety Management System (SMS) infrastructure is established and that safety management activities are appropriately targeted. Achieving certification also requires that organizations review their current systems, programs and procedures, and current strengths and weaknesses in order to set a higher standard.

“Safety remains our top priority,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar President & CEO. “It is a continual investment we make and is an important part of our culture. It is ingrained in everything we do, from our processes to our people. We are very proud of achieving the IS-BAH certification as it further demonstrates our continued commitment to safety and setting the standard in the aviation industry.”

Pentastar adheres to the highest standards of safety and service excellence. In addition to being an IS-BAH Stage-1 business aircraft handler, Pentastar Aviation, LLC., is a member of the National Safety Council, Air Charter Safety Foundation and is involved in their voluntary Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., has an ARGUS Platinum Rating, is a registered Stage-2 IS-BAO operator, and is Wyvern Registered. Pentastar also has a robust Safety Management System and a well-developed Emergency Response Plan.

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