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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.

This STC compliments similar Pentastar Aviation STCs issued for other Gulfstream aircraft models, including the G-IV, GV, and GV-SP (G500/G550), and Hawker 800XP and 850XP. The FAA certification of these aircraft by Pentastar Aviation’s skilled avionics team allows the use of TPED for activities such as email, talk, text, and video conferencing without interfering with safety-critical aircraft systems.

“Our clients increasingly expect the same level of connectivity in-flight as they experience on the ground”, said Jesse Beard, Pentastar Aviation’s Avionics and Engineering Manager. “Pentastar Aviation is committed to delivering solutions that provide them a true office-in-the-sky environment enabling them to stay connected at all times.”

The Pentastar avionics team delivers an unmatched combination of quality, technology, superior customer service, and meticulous attention to detail. They  have 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. 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