Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviationa leader in the world of business aviation, recently completed installation of Honeywell’s JetWave High-speed satellite communications hardware on a Gulfstream 550 aircraft.

The install on the G550 was done concurrently with the Gogo AVANCE L5 system, the first aftermarket installation of both systems on this airframe. Additionally, Pentastar was able to complete the install of both systems in minimal time reducing the client’s downtime.

Connectivity is vital for business travelers to be truly productive,” said Jesse Beard, Pentastar Aviation’s Director of Engineering & Inside Sales.  “Honeywell’s JetWave provides the added speed and consistency our clients need to stay connected no matter where their travels take them.”

Honeywell’s JetWave Satellite Communications terminals provide in-flight Ka-band global broadband service. Operating on the Inmarsat Global Express network, the JetWave system is designed to provide seamless, broadband-class data connectivity around the world.  The hardware and network are optimized for mobility, providing an outstanding passenger connectivity experience.

The Pentastar avionics team delivers an unmatched combination of quality, technology, superior customer service, and meticulous attention to detail. This outstanding group of professionals 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.

To find out more about Pentastar Aviation’s avionics services, certification services, and current specials visit www.pentastaraviation.com/avionics.

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 www.pentastaraviation.com.


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