Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, announced today that it has been named an authorized installer for the recently obtained Securaplane Technologies Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for CMX-HD camera system on Gulfstream GIV-X and GV-SP aircraft.

The CMX-HD camera system from Securaplane offers multiple functions for aircraft, including in-flight entertainment, situational awareness, and gear position viewing. Available for installation on the vertical fin and fuselage belly, the camera’s lightweight and aerodynamic design incorporates a heated sapphire glass window for exceptional imaging performance and has been tested to ensure it can withstand all of the environmental conditions airplanes face.

“The CMX-HD camera system developed by Securaplane, allows our customer’s high definition views during all phases of flight,” said Jesse Beard, Pentastar Aviation’s Avionics and Engineering Manager. “It provides an enhanced visual experience for our clients and allows us to conduct the modification in a timely manner.”

Securaplane chose Pentastar’s engineering team to develop the STC for the CMX HD camera system due to their decades of experience providing industry-leading avionics system integration design, STC development, service and maintenance.

“Pentastar’s skilled and professional avionics, engineering, maintenance, and contracts team performed flawlessly throughout their effort,” said Martin VanWinkle, STC Program Manager of Securaplane Technologies. “Their seamless relationship with the FAA, with their installation aircraft customer and with the cabin management system OEM was evident throughout the process.”

Pentastar is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers. The team delivers unmatched quality, technology, and superior customer service with meticulous attention to detail while working with some of the most sophisticated systems available in the market 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.

About Securaplane

Securaplane provides a complete range of power, motion and security devices for aerospace. Securaplane’s products are installed by major aircraft manufacturers including AgustaWestland, Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, and Sikorsky. Founded in 1986, Securaplane became a Meggitt company in 2011 and is now part of Meggitt’s Power & Motion business. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt is an international group operating in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense, and energy markets.


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