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Pentastar Aviation Awarded STC for Gulfstream GV-SP Wi-Fi Compatibility

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation announces it has been issued Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04135CH for certification of compatibility of wireless data technologies on Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP (G550/G500) 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.

This STC compliments similar Pentastar Aviation STCs issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV series and GV series aircraft. The FAA certification of these 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.

“Connectivity is a high priority for our customers,” said Jesse Beard, Pentastar Aviation’s Avionics and Engineering Manager. “Contributing our technical expertise to the development of STCs allows us to offer Wi-Fi connectivity solutions to a wider range of aircraft and 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. 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