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Pentastar Aviation President & CEO Greg Schmidt Elected Chairman of National Air Transportation Association Board of Directors

Waterford, Mich. – Greg Schmidt, President & Chief Executive Officer of Pentastar Aviation, has been elected to serve as Chairman of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors. Schmidt has served on the NATA board since 2013, having previously served as Treasurer and Vice Chairman.

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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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