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A Promise Upheld

Since 1964, Pentastar Aviation has carved out a reputation as the premier private aviation services provider in the United States, setting the standard by providing an unparalleled travel experience to our customers. Each day we stay true to our mission of exceeding customers’ expectations by adhering to the highest standards of safety and service quality with professionalism and integrity.

An exceptional aviation experience. Every time. That’s the Pentastar promise.

WE’RE TEACHERS FIRST

We are more than just industry leaders. We are educators and advisors who leverage decades of private aviation experience to help our customers fly higher. We aren’t just the first stop in your private aviation journey—we’re your last.

WE’RE COMMITTED TO THE BEST OF THE BEST

We adhere to the highest standards and deliver premium experiences. From the aircraft we fly and maintain, to the fuel we purchase and the food we serve, everything we do is calibrated to deliver quality—each and every time.

WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

Our deep and demonstrated expertise extends across a diverse range of industry segments and specialized services. At Pentastar, we deploy the resources to meet any and all private aviation needs.

WE’RE ACCESSIBLE AT EVERY LEVEL

From our enduring commitment to responsive personal service with a single-point-of-contact to a direct line to leadership and ownership, our customers have ultimate access—to the industry, to resources, to insights and information.

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Pentastar History

Founded in 1964 as the internal flight department for the Chrysler Corporation, Pentastar Aviation boasts a rich history within the private aviation industry. With its Fixed Based Operation (FBO) headquartered at Oakland County International Airport, Pentastar combines high-level aircraft management and maintenance expertise with robust support for every step of the journey, including private jet charters, award-winning FBO services, full MRO services, advisory services and high-end in-house catering with Fivestar Gourmet. In 2021, Pentastar celebrated 20 successful years under Edsel B. Ford II’s ownership.

1964

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Established as Chrysler Air Transportation, Chrysler’s corporate flight department, originating at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

1980

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Renamed to Pentastar Aviation.

1990

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Operations moved to Oakland County International Airport.

1995

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New 103,000 square foot maintenance facility opened for public business.

2000

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Added a 48,000 square foot hangar and a state-of-the-art 11,000 square foot passenger terminal with its own commercial jet way, including onsite U.S. Customs, Immigration and Agriculture.

2001

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Edsel B. Ford II fulfills his passion for aviation by acquiring the company. He currently presides as Owner and Chairman.

2010

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Pentastar Aviation and PACI became “IS-BAO registered” Operators (Parts 91 and 135).

2013

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Pentastar acquired Aircraft Interior Services (AIS) for complete refurbishing and upgrades. In 2015, an interior design studio was opened to further support this business.

2018

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Pentastar joined the Air Charter Safety Foundation and enrolls in their Aviation Safety Action program (ASAP).

2019

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Pentastar ranked #1 FBO in the Americas by AIN and #1 Independent FBO by ProPilot.

2020

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Pentastar obtained Stage 1 registration under IS-BAH.

2022

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Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. has been awarded WYVERN Wingman PRO certification after achieving excellence in association with ongoing participation in WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program (FLP).

2021-24

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Pentastar ranked #1 FBO in the Americas by AIN.

Pentastar is a proud supporter of nonprofit organizations and initiatives that make a difference

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