Pentastar Aviation Packs Up Its Tent In Van Nuys | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.29.14 **
** Airborne 08.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.27.14 **
** Airborne 08.25.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.25.14 **

Thu, Jan 10, 2013

Pentastar Aviation Packs Up Its Tent In Van Nuys

Long-Term Growth Plan Has A Midwest And East Coast Focus

Jet charter company Pentastar Aviation has determined that its future is in the eastern half of the United States, and has decided to close its operation at Van Nuys Airport in southern California.

The company said in a news release announcing several changes that, as a result of its refined focus on expansion in the Midwest and East Coast regions, it has decided to exit its current FBO and hangar operations in Van Nuys, California (KVNY). "This transition will be done in such a way as to minimize any inconvenience to existing customers at KVNY," the company said.

The move is part of a long-term growth plan for the company. Pentastar said it has finalized an agreement to acquire Aviation Interior Solutions (AIS), a premier provider of corporate jet interior services based in Waterford, MI. AIS has a reputation for excellence among both domestic and international clientele. Gordon Ross, President of AIS, joins Pentastar as Director - Interior Operations. The acquisition of AIS expands Pentastar’s maintenance service offerings to include refurbishment and completion services, including custom solutions, innovative cabin entertainment systems and premium upholstery installations. The acquisition will be completed on January 11, 2013.
 
Pentastar’s new maintenance facility in Oxford, CT (KOXC) received FAR 145 Satellite Repair Station certification in the final days 2012. This certification allows Pentastar to offer customers a greater range of aircraft maintenance capabilities on the East Coast, with increased capacity and convenience. 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 KOXC.
 
“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 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.”

Los Angeles World Airport, which manages KVNY, told the Los Angeles Daily News that it is working with Pentastar's parent company BaseNet LLC on a transition plan, and that "operations at Van Nuys will not be affected." KVNY manager Jess Romo said LAWA and BaseNet were trying to come to an agreement on a new lease, but were unable to reach a deal acceptable to both parties.

FMI: www.pentastaraviation.com

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24

Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little o>[...]

Airborne 08.29.14: Google Drone!, Cessna's 10,000th, Bearhawk LODA

Also: Big Boeing Order, Napa Tower Quaked, Landsberg Retires, Galileo Falters Breaking News! Google has unveiled an exciting new UAV project, called Project Wing, which has been un>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.14)

“We are delighted that construction of a world-class aerospace assembly facility is underway in Lafayette and that skilled Louisiana workers will be producing the standard-be>[...]

Annual Oshkosh 2014 'Best/Worst Of' Award Selection Invites YOUR Participation!

YOU Can Contribute To The Annual List Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the ANN and Aero-TV! E-I-C Note: We're going to start naming names and dropping details THIS week--- t>[...]

Klyde Morris (09.01.14)

Klyde Drones On... and On... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC