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Pentastar Aviation to Introduce Avionics Solutions at NBAA2016

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation will unveil its wireless charging solution for business aircraft cabins, in partnership with Cobalt Aerospace, during the National Business Aviation Association’s annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA2016) held November 1-3, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

The Cobalt wireless charging unit accepts aircraft power and provides contained wireless charging, eliminating the need for cords and adapters. This lightweight unit allows for the seamless integration of the charging unit into virtually any aircraft cabin enabling the many devices being introduced with wireless charging capabilities an efficient way to charge while in-flight. Clients can see a demonstration and model of the lightweight Cobalt charging units integrated into a business aircraft drink rail in Pentastar’s booth 1408 at NBAA2016.

In addition, aircraft owners can learn more about SmartSky Networks 4G connectivity system that Pentastar Aviation will develop STCs for Gulfstream GIV-X (G350/G450) and GX-SP (G500/G550) aircraft and was also named a partner for hardware sales and installations on other corporate aircraft earlier this year. Sales personnel will be on site at NBAA2016 for those who would like to take advantage of the pricing incentives through Pentastar for installation on the first G350/G450 and the G500/G550 aircraft to book the SmartSky 4G installation. Pentastar is offering this incentive on top of the Early Bird incentives being offered by SmartSky for signing up for the 4G hardware and service. For more information on this connectivity solution and any special promotional offers, please visit

“Our clients increasingly expect the same level of connectivity in-flight as they experience on the ground and are eager for the latest technology. Pentastar is committed to offering solutions that will provide a true office-in-the-sky environment and has partnered with Cobalt Aerospace and SmartSky to enable us to provide in-flight connectivity solutions,” said Doug Levangie, Pentastar Aviation Vice President of Maintenance Operations & Advisory Services.

The Pentastar avionics team – which delivers an unmatched combination of quality, technology, superior customer service, and meticulous attention to detail – 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.

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

About Cobalt Aerospace

Established in 2013, Cobalt Aerospace is a design house, production organization and leading provider of services to airlines, integrators and VIP completion centers. Cobalt’s products include class leading drop-in mood lighting solutions for Boeing and Airbus aircraft, as well as groundbreaking subminiature cabin and seating power equipment. Cobalt’s innovative ‘unplugged’ wireless chargers are the first to fly and are set to transform the future passenger connectivity experience.

About SmartSky Networks

SmartSky Networks, formed in 2011, is composed of seasoned aviation and telecommunications executives seeking to transform aviation using disruptive communications technologies. In conjunction with leading aerospace and technology partners, SmartSky plans to roll out its innovative, beamforming based air-to-ground network, SmartSky 4G, later this year with full US coverage slated for 2017.