Pentastar Aviation Shines in Industry Safety Programs

 - August 1, 2022, 11:21 AM
Pentastar Aviation's safety culture has been acknowledged with Wyvern Wingman Pro designation and Stage 2 registration under IBAC's International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH). (Photo: Pentastar Aviation)

Michigan-based services provider Pentastar Aviation has achieved two industry safety milestones—Wyvern Wingman Pro recognition and Stage 2 International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) registration.

The company’s charter operation became one of only eight operators in the world to be recognized with Wyvern Wingman Pro. The Pro designation, one of the industry’s highest safety standards, is issued only after an established Wingman operator demonstrates effectiveness in all areas of safety management systems, excellence in the addressing of human factors and organizational safety culture, and continuous conformity to international standards by way of an internal audit program.

“Pentastar’s certification as a Wyvern Wingman Pro operator sets them apart from other operators in the air charter industry,” said Wyvern CEO Sonnie Bates. “This achievement validates their commitment to attaining and maintaining an enduring safety culture that elevates their performance above other operators who are just beginning to embrace the value of formal safety risk management.”

The Detroit-area company's FBO at Oakland County International Airport (KPTK) achieved the Stage 2 IS-BAH registration. Only five percent of all FBOs in the U.S. have reached this level in the audit-based standard of industry best practices.

“Receiving Stage 2 IS-BAH registration reinforces safety as our top priority,” explained company president and CEO Greg Schmidt. “Our FBO team is led by accomplished and knowledgeable aviation veterans who consistently emphasize and encourage our 'safety-first' mentality to our entire team.”