Waterford, MI – Pentastar Aviation and Key Air (Oxford, CT) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the opening of a Pentastar Aviation-operated satellite repair station, to be located at Key Air’s world-class FBO facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport. The new location marks Pentastar’s first East Coast operations, complementing their Michigan headquarters (KPTK) FBO.
“As one of the premier aircraft service providers in North America, we’re excited by this presumptive expansion of our service base to include the New York City metro market,” Edsel B. Ford II, Pentastar Aviation Chairman and Owner said. “Upon finalization of the agreement with our colleagues at Key Air, we look forward to providing East Coast customers with the technical expertise, passionate customer focus and attention to detail that have made Pentastar’s maintenance, repair and avionics services so trusted in our industry.”
“We are excited about our alliance with Pentastar. They are a great national brand known for their quality maintenance services and we are pleased to have them open a maintenance center at our Waterbury-Oxford FBO.” states Bob Marinace, President and CEO of Key Air. “Our managed clients and tenants will directly benefit from having a provider of all levels of maintenance, inspections and installations right here in the Northeast.”
Aircraft based locally to the Waterbury-Oxford Airport will be offered preferred rates for services performed at both the new Pentastar Aviation location as well as the home base in Greater Detroit. Pentastar Aviation and Key Air expect to announce finalization of their strategic alliance, as well as the timetable for launching the new Pentastar-OXC facility, later this spring.
For nearly 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has been a leader in the world of business aviation. Pentastar Aviation provides award-winning aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, aviation advisors, avionics design/installation/repair and aircraft charter through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. Pentastar’s repair station received Airframe Class 3 and 4 Ratings from the FAA in January 2009 and boasts one of the most expansive and well-equipped facilities in the nation. Pentastar’s world-class FBOs at Oakland County International provide exceptional customer service and amenities to regional, continental and global travelers. Both FBO locations are proud to offer Avfuel branded fuels.
For over 25 years, Key Air has been an industry leader in aircraft management, worldwide jet charter and FBO services. Key Air’s successful remote aircraft management model extends to nine locations nationwide. Key Air also has Fixed Base Operations and private aviation terminal space in strategic locations nationwide to provide a seamless private air travel experience. With convenient proximity to major U.S. cities like New York, Boston and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Key Air can deliver a more efficient and streamlined alternative to the often congested airports in each of these locations. Key Air’s FBO facilities include: Key Air NY Metro (OXC) in Oxford, CT; and Key Air Twin Cities (ANE) just outside Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.