Waterford, Mich. – Following an in-depth audit conducted by third party International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) accredited auditors, Pentastar Aviation, LLC and Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. successfully renewed their Stage 2 IS-BAO Registration. Pentastar’s operations have been IS-BAO Registered since April 2010.

IS-BAO is a code of best practices based on the International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) International Standards and Recommended Practices. It is designed to help business aviation operational departments worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism.

“IS-BAO is a worldwide standard developed by the industry for the benefit of the industry and managed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC),” said Mike Baker, Vice President of Safety and Compliance. “Pentastar participates in this voluntary biennial audit to ensure our continuous adherence to industry best practices and see to it that our processes and operations are continuously monitored and improved”.

Achievement of Stage 2 IS-BAO is demonstrated in part by evidence of a robust and fully implemented Safety Management System (SMS) and the successful completion of an in-depth safety audit every 24 months. Upon the completion of Pentastar’s renewal audit, the IS-BAO accredited lead auditor stated, “Pentastar Aviation has a well-developed SMS in place. Safety promotion is well accomplished throughout the entire organization.” IBAC has subsequently congratulated Pentastar on maintaining its Stage 2 IS-BAO Registration and has renewed the registration through April 2018.

“Our operations revolve around the ongoing adoption and continuous implementation of the highest safety standards,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar Aviation President & CEO. “The renewal of our Stage 2 IS-BAO Registration reflects our steadfast commitment to the safety of our customers and employees and is at the core of our strategic objectives.”

In addition to the IS-BAO Stage 2 Registration, Pentastar Aviation Charter Inc., holds a Wyvern Wingman designation and ARG/US Platinum rating.

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. It 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 www.pentastaraviation.com.


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