Pentastar Aviation has received Stage II International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) safety registration for its FBO at Oakland County International airport in Michigan.
IS-BAH is designed to promote use of industry best practices blended through a progressive safety management system (SMS) for FBO and Business Aircraft Handling Agencies. Stage I confirms that the SMS infrastructure is established and that safety management activities are appropriately targeted and all supporting standards have been established. Stage II ensures that safety risks are being effectively managed. To date, only five per cent of all FBOs in the US are Stage II registered.
"Receiving Stage II IS-BAH registration reinforces safety as our top priority," says president and CEO Greg Schmidt. "Our FBO team is led by accomplished and knowledgeable aviation veterans who consistently emphasise and encourage our safety-first mentality to our entire team. We are proud of achieving this important milestone and will continue to lead the way in adhering to the highest standards of safety and service in the aviation industry."
Occupying nearly 22 acres at the airport, Pentastar has 10 acres of reinforced ramp and approximately 130,000 sq ft of hangar space, which is home to aircraft ranging from a Citation CJ3 to a Boeing Business Jet. The company has leased an additional six acres of property on the airport on which it expects to build a new hangar complex to accommodate its continued growth.