Pentastar Aviation Charter achieves prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating


Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., successfully renews ARGUS Platinum Rating.  This achievement places them in the top five percent of over 1,000 U.S. based charter operators. It is the highest level in the ARGUS audit standard and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices regarding their operations and maintenance. Pentastar’s operations have been Platinum rated since 2006.

“This Platinum Rating demonstrates Pentastar’s continued commitment to safety and ongoing quality improvement in all areas of the organization,” said Joe Moeggenberg, CEO of ARGUS International Inc. “Interested parties can verify Pentastar’s Platinum Rating status at any time via the CHEQ System.

Achieving ARGUS Platinum Rating is a testament to the aviation community that safety remains Pentastar’s top priority. The ARGUS Platinum Rating consists of an audit that takes an in-depth look into the quality of documented processes and evaluates the strength of the safety management system implemented by the operator. Receiving a Platinum Rating means the operation was examined over several days by a team of on-site auditors and subsequently completed any corrective actions necessary to meet the standard.

“The safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority,”, said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO, Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. “As one of the premier charter operators in the industry, Pentastar is committed to employing safety practices that go above and beyond FAA and international regulatory standards, are certified and continuously monitored and improved upon. Renewal of our ARGUS Platinum Rating reflects that commitment.”

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