Pentastar Aviation announces key plans for 2013
Pentastar Aviation recently announced several key developments in its long-term growth plans.
The company has finalised an agreement to acquire Aviation Interior Services, a provider of corporate jet interior services based in Waterford, Michigan. Gordon Ross, president of AIS, joins Pentastar as director, interior operations.
Pentastar’s new maintenance facility in Oxford, Connecticut received FAR 145 satellite repair station certification in December 2012. This new certification allows full Part 145 sign-off, enabling Pentastar to support all aspects of the business aviation market, including Part 135 aircraft, at Oxford, Connecticut.
“Pentastar’s growth continues to be driven by our loyal and expanding customer base,” said Edsel B. Ford II, chairman and owner, Pentastar Aviation. “We are thrilled by the addition of AIS and the craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail represented by Gordon Ross and his AIS team of interiors professionals. Our Oxford facility is also rapidly becoming a focal point in terms of providing much needed additional maintenance capacity for us, and our new certification there will serve to accelerate our East Coast expansion.”
As a result of the refined focus on expansion in the Midwest and East Coast regions, Pentastar has decided to exit its current FBO and hangar operations in Van Nuys, California.
“As we continue to grow our business, we’ve realized it was time to focus our attention on our Michigan and Connecticut locations,” said Ford. “We are grateful to our many friends and associates at Van Nuys for their support over the years. All in all, it is a very exciting time at Pentastar, and we are looking forward to announcing additional developments in our continued growth during 2013.”