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Pentastar Aviation Completes First Three 600-hour Inspections on EC-155 Helicopters in Medical Configuration

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation has completed three 600-hour inspections on EC-155 aircraft in a medical configuration.  These are the inaugural inspections on EC-155’s used in air medical transport.

The inspections, led by Rotor Wing Maintenance Manager Bryan Clay, were performed by a team of five mechanics, who completed the three EC-155 aircraft inspections in succession.  By the third EC-155 inspection, the team had streamlined the process to be completed within two weeks.  These three aircraft are currently the only ones of their kind in operation in a medical configuration in the United States.

“The recent EC-155 inspections reflect our dedication to meeting the unique and specific needs of our medical transport customers,” said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO, Pentastar Aviation.  “The efficiency, expertise and commitment displayed by Bryan and his team throughout this project are elements that continue to make Pentastar an industry leader,” added Schmidt.

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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