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Doug Levangie of Pentastar Aviation Achieves National Aircraft Appraisers Association Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser

WATERFORD, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation announced today that Doug Levangie, Vice President of Maintenance Operations & Advisory Services, has achieved the highest level of appraisal excellence by the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA), and has been credentialed as a Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser. With more than 35 years of aviation industry experience, Levangie…

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Pentastar Aviation Maintains Top Rankings From Well-Respected Industry Trade Publications

Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, was again recognized this year for their world-class aviation services, named one of the top fixed base operators (FBOs) in surveys conducted by two leading aviation publications. Aviation International News (AIN) named Pentastar Aviation as a top-five FBO in the Americas as well as the top FBO in the Great Lakes region on their 2017 Survey of FBO Services. Professional Pilot Magazine ranked Pentastar Aviation the #3 Best U.S. FBO and #2 Best Independent FBO in the 2017 Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) Survey.

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Pentastar Aviation Obtains Certification for Honeywell DU-875 LCD Cockpit Screen Upgrade on Global Express

Pentastar Aviation, an authorized Honeywell Dealer, announced today the award of Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04194CH for certification of Honeywell’s DU-875 flight deck display upgrade on Global Express airframes. The DU-875 is a form-fit plug-n-play LCD upgrade that will replace the soon-to-be-obsolete CRT DU-870 CRT displays found in older aircraft. Honeywell plans to discontinue product support and repair on the DU-870 displays in the near future.

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Pentastar Aviation Awarded STC for Gulfstream GIV-X (G350/G450) Wi-Fi Compatibility

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation has been issued Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04188CH for certification of compatibility of wireless data technologies on Gulfstream Aerospace GIV-X (G350/G450) series aircraft. Award of this STC allows operators to approve the use of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (TPED) onboard aircraft with wireless networks or Wi-Fi hot spots for their passengers.

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Robert Rufli Joins Pentastar Aviation as VP of Flight Operations and Director of Operations

Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, announced today that Robert J. Rufli has joined them the position of Vice President of Flight Operations and Director of Operations. Mr. Rufli reports to Greg Schmidt, President & CEO, and will also serve as the 14 CFR 119 Director of Operations, responsible for the oversight of all flight operations activity, including the Operations Control Center.

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