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Pentastar Enrolls in Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Aviation Safety Action Program

WATERFORD, MICH. – Pentastar Aviation announced today that it has enrolled in Air Charter Safety Foundation’s (ACSF) voluntary Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). Committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers, Pentastar joined the ACSF in May 2018 and is taking part in ASAP to further this commitment.

“The focus of every employee at Pentastar is on the safety and security of our passengers. It is the cornerstone of our entire operation,” said Robert Rufli, Pentastar Aviation Vice President & Director of Flight Operations. “Through active participation in the ASAP, our pilots contribute important safety-related information that may identify precursors to aviation incidents, thereby enabling identification of any potential risks in our operations and the development and implementation of appropriate mitigations.  The ASAP fosters a voluntary, cooperative, non-punitive environment for the reporting of safety-of-flight concerns.”

The ASAP encourages employees of certificate holders or other operators to voluntarily report safety information that may otherwise go unreported, and may be critical to identifying potential precursors to incidents.  The information submitted is analyzed for safety-related concerns, root cause analysis, and development and implementation of corrective action, which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined is essential to further reducing the incident rate.

Besides membership in the ACSF and voluntary participation in ASAP, Pentastar Aviation utilizes a robust Safety Management System, has a well-documented Emergency Response Plan, and has earned many other aviation safety designations.

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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