WATERFORD, MICHIGAN / NOVEMBER 1, 2021 / AVIATION NEWS – Pentastar Aviation has partnered with ALTO Aviation to conduct the first installation of an ALTO Entertainment Audio System in a Bombardier Challenger 350. The upgraded system replaced the factory-installed transducer audio system with preferred conventional speakers and amplifiers, adding further significance to the Pentastar and ALTO partnership.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with ALTO Aviation, as their products and support are second to none,” said Eric McFalda, Avionics Manager for Pentastar Aviation. “With the joint efforts of ALTO and Pentastars’ Avionics and Interiors shops, we were proud to be able to deliver the installation of an industry first with the Challenger 350.”
The new ALTO Entertainment Audio System included six (6) ALTO high fidelity mid/high range speakers and four (4) ALTO subwoofers displacing the original OEM panel transducers. Pentastar’s interior shop installed custom-fabricated speaker grills that were mounted in the upper sidewalls. In addition, two (2) ALTO digital amplifiers were specifically designed and installed to work with the existing factory IFE system, providing dedicated channels for each mid/high speaker and subwoofers.
The installation team at Pentastar Aviation provided extremely close attention to detail in mounting the mid/high speakers and installing the new speaker grills painted to match the aircraft interior. An ALTO cabin systems engineer tuned the system onsite to perfectly match the aircraft’s acoustic profile upon completing the installation. “The clean installation looks direct from the factory, and the sound quality is enough to satisfy even the strictest of audiophiles,” added McFalda.
“Every detail of this seamless installation by Pentastar Aviation was simply outstanding. We are very excited to add Bombardier Challenger 350 to our aircraft portfolio, and we look forward to continuing our valued partnership with Pentastar Aviation to provide other aircraft owners with the most powerful and outstanding audiophile experience in Business Aviation” Steve Lord, ALTO Aviation Senior Technical Sales Manager, said.
About ALTO Aviation
ALTO Aviation is an aerospace industry leader in premium cabin sound. Our team designs, manufacture, and distributes premium customized cabin audio systems and Cabin Management for all aircraft types in Business Aviation. Our solutions include Digital Surround Sound, Immersive 3D audio, VIP seat optimization, PA/Chime Systems, Bluetooth® audio, Cadence™ Cabin Management System, direct replacement Passenger Controls, and ALTO cabin control app. All our products are FAA TSO-C139 approved and are sold to most major OEMs and successfully installed by leading MRO companies worldwide. ALTO cabin systems engineers tune each cabin onsite for maximum optimization of each installation. Over 5,000 business jets fly with ALTO Aviation components. ALTO also manufactures precision sheet metal and machined parts for aerospace and multiple high-standard industries.
About Pentastar Aviation
Pentastar Aviation, wholly owned by Edsel B. Ford II, has been servicing regional and global travelers for over 56 years, is headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (PTK). Pentastar provides private jet charter, award-winning FBO services, aircraft management, Fivestar Gourmet®, advisory services, custom aircraft interiors and maintenance 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. Our team is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to our customers.