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Pentastar Aviation® Awarded STC for Hawker 800XP and 850XP Wi-Fi Compatibility

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation announces it has been issued Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04055CH for certification of compatibility of wireless data technologies on Hawker 800XP and 850XP series aircraft.  This allows operators to approve the use of portable electronic devices onboard aircraft with wireless networks or Wi-Fi hot spots for their passengers.

The FAA certification of these two aircraft, by Pentastar Aviation’s skilled avionics team, allows the use of transmitting portable devices for activities such as email, talk, text, and video conferencing without interfering with flight-critical aircraft systems. This STC compliments previous Pentastar STC’s issued for Wi-Fi Compatibility on Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV and GV series aircraft. 

“We continuously look for ways to ensure our customers’ aircraft is updated with the most innovative technology available in the industry,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar President and CEO. “For decades, we have contributed our technical expertise to the development of STC’s. Our vast experience with aircraft avionics enables us to develop and obtain these STCs, which provide us the flexibility to install cabin connectivity systems from any manufacturer.”

The Pentastar avionics team – which delivers an unmatched combination of quality, technology, superior customer service, and meticulous attention to detail – has decades of experience providing industry-leading avionics system integration design, STC development, and service and maintenance on the most sophisticated avionics systems in the marketplace today.

About Pentastar Aviation

Pentastar Aviation, wholly owned by Edsel B. Ford II, is a leader in the world of business aviation, providing aircraft management, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics services, interior services and award-winning FBO services. Air charter transportation services are provided by Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., a U.S. FAR Part 135 on-demand air carrier, or by other U.S. FAR Part 135 certificated on-demand air carriers arranged by Pentastar Aviation, LLC. It is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers.

Pentastar Aviation has been servicing regional and global travelers for more than 50 years and is headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (PTK). For more information, please visit

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