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Pentastar Aviation

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Founded 1964
Hubs Oakland County International Airport, Waterbury-Oxford Airport
Destinations Point-to-point transit
Headquarters Waterford, Michigan
Key people Edsel Ford II, owner

Pentastar Aviation is an American aviation services company based in Waterford, Michigan. It provides domestic and international private charter flights,[1] avionics, maintenance services, in-flight catering and FBO services. Originally a subsidiary of the Chrysler Corporation, the company was sold in 2001 to Ford family member Edsel B. Ford II.


Pentastar Aviation began in 1964 as Chrysler Air Transportation, Chrysler Corporation’s internal flight department based at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The company was renamed Pentastar Aviation in 1980. Initially providing internal flight services, over time the division expanded to offer maintenance and avionics services, private aircraft brokerage services, fixed base operation services and charter services through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.[2]


Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc's fleet includes the following aircraft:[3]

The company also has access to a range of jets through a network of pre-approved operators.

Aircraft Maintenance

Pentastar Aviation holds Class 3 and Class 4 airframe ratings and has experience maintaining Gulfstream, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault and Hawker aircraft. In addition to heavy maintenance and repair, Pentastar provides avionics installation and repair at its facility at Oakland County International Airport.

On March 13, 2012, Key Air, the leading FBO service provider and aircraft management and charter provider at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Oxford, CT officially announced that they would be signing a memorandum of understanding with Pentastar Aviation. This agreement has allowed Pentastar to offer their services on the east coast of the United States to complement their headquarters in Oakland County International Airport and to offer competitive rates to locally based aircraft. The facilities were officially opened on June 13, 2012.[4]


Pentastar maintains an award-winning FBO at Oakland County International Airport[5] in Waterford, Michigan.[6]


  1. ^ Pentastar Aviation's Private Jet Charter Services |
  2. ^ About Us - History page from Pentastar's corporate website
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  4. ^ "Key Air Welcomes the Opening of Pentastar Aviation’s East Coast Maintenance Base to its Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC) Facilities". PRWeb. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
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