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Pentastar Aviation and Partners in Aviation Team Up To Offer an Expertly Managed and Innovative Co-Ownership Solution for Business Aircraft Owners

Turnkey program alleviates the challenges and risks inherent in DIY aircraft co-ownership

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation and Partners in Aviation (PIA) are pleased to announce they have teamed up to provide customers a comprehensive management program with a cost-effective solution to owning and operating a business aircraft. The program, managed by Pentastar Aviation regionally, will utilize PIA to match two prospective owners with low to medium usage requirements, based in a common geographical area, for joint ownership, and cost sharing of a new or late-model aircraft.

Partners in AviationThe program will allow customers to have accessibility to a whole aircraft while cutting the net cost of ownership in half, ease the burden of scheduling and maintenance, provide for autonomy in tax and title, and ensure a seamless exit plan.

“Partners in Aviation is a sensible option for aircraft owners who fly less than 200 hours per year. It allows for the purchase of an airplane to travel on their schedule at half the cost,” said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO of Pentastar Aviation. “This partnership also creates an opportunity for us to continue providing our customers with more solutions to their business travel needs.”

“Our new partnership with Pentastar Aviation is a tremendous step for our company as we continue to grow,” said Mark Molloy, Partners in Aviation Co-Founder and President. “Pentastar’s reputation for customer service excellence is second to none, and we’re excited to be able to work with them to help market this program. Together, we will be able to provide high-quality, innovative services and solutions for the needs of any business traveler.”

Partners in Aviation was formed in 2016 by Mark Molloy and Tom Bertels, veterans in business aviation sales and marketing. The duo wanted to create a way for business aircraft operators to afford newer and upgraded aircraft, even if they were only flying 200 hours or less.

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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. Their team 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

About Partners in Aviation

Partners in Aviation, LLC, (PIA) offers business aircraft operators flying fewer than 200 hours per year a sensible path to their ideal aircraft through PIA Co-Ownership. Nationwide in scope, the program matches two in-region operators to share ownership and operation of the aircraft they choose. Operators fly their aircraft, on their schedule – at half the cost of sole ownership.

PIA teams with our industry’s most-accomplished providers of aircraft maintenance and management services, as well as aviation tax and legal counsel, to provide a turnkey ownership experience. The program is offered for all segments of business aircraft, from single-engine turboprop to heavy jet. PIA works in conjunction with OEMs and other industry service providers to offer their customers a new path to the lowest net cost of ownership.

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For more information about this program contact Brad Bruce, Pentastar Aviation, 248-666-8209