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Pentastar Aviation Begins 50th Anniversary Celebration with Wi-Fi Promo at NBAA Convention

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation will kick off its 50th anniversary with a promo featuring a $50,000 incentive for Wi-Fi installation at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas.  Founded in 1964, Pentastar Aviation is a recognized industry leader, specializing in maintenance and avionics, FBO services, custom aircraft interiors, aircraft management, direct air carrier services for air medical transport, and aircraft charter. Today, Pentastar employs 270 professionals at its Oakland County (MI) International Airport headquarters, and its Oxford, CT maintenance facility.

“Pentastar Aviation’s culture is, and always has been, decidedly forward-looking, but we take tremendous pride in being able to pause and reflect on all that has brought us to this celebration of our first 50 years,” said Edsel B. Ford II, chairman and owner of Pentastar. “I want to thank our customers for their loyalty over the years, and also our employees for their dedication, professionalism and integrity.”

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Pentastar Aviation will be offering a special promotion that includes a $50,000 credit for Wi-Fi installation with a qualifying interior services work scope signed by December 31, 2013.  Available interior services include cabin management system upgrades, soft goods reupholstery, cabin reconfiguration and custom carpet and cabinetry, among others.

“Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by adhering to the highest standards of safety and service quality. For us, this 50-year anniversary is all about highlighting our commitment to bringing that mission to life every day, for every customer,” added Greg Schmidt, Pentastar’s president and CEO.  “Today, Pentastar offers a wider range of services – and products – than at any other time in our history.  We hope that all NBAA attendees will stop by our booth to learn more about our diverse capabilities – and our future plans as we begin the next 50 years.”

The Pentastar 50th Anniversary celebration will continue through 2014, and will include recognition of long-tenured employees, appreciation of key partner organizations, and customer “Thank-You” special offers designed to showcase Pentastar’s capabilities and expertise.

For 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has been a leader in the world of business aviation. Pentastar Aviation provides award-winning FBO services, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, aviation advisors, avionics design/installation/repair, and custom aircraft interiors.  Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. provides aircraft charter services and direct air carrier services for helicopter emergency medical services and air ambulance operations.  Pentastar’s repair stations at Oakland International (KPTK) and Oxford (OXC) airports are among the most expansive and well-equipped facilities in the nation.  Pentastar Aviation is a proud provider of Avfuel branded fuels. Pentastar Aviation supports many charities and aviation-based education initiatives including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Operation Good Cheer, Sky Hope Network, EAA Young Eagles and local Aviation Day programming.

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