Waterford, Michigan. Pentastar and Avflight are pleased to announce they have teamed up to provide customers with private jet charter, management, and aircraft maintenance support for their newest Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KFIA/GRR).
Avflight, a Michigan based company operating at 21 airports across North America and Europe, six of which are in Michigan, will open a new state-of-the-art FBO in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the spring of 2020. The new facility, where Pentastar will have an office, includes a 5,000 square foot FBO building with 30,000 square foot hangar capacity which will provide a wide range of support services for both general aviation and the airlines including fuel sales, hangar storage, aircraft ground handling services, de-icing, and concierge services. “While our facility includes all the amenities of a high-end FBO, we want to have comprehensive services for business aircraft customers,” said Joe Meszaros, Avflight Vice President Operations. “Pentastar, also a Michigan based company, has a long history of customer service excellence and their expertise in charter, management and maintenance make them the perfect partner.”
“We are continually looking for alliances that complement our service offerings and assist us in reaching our target market. Avflight is a respected and trusted partner with a reputation of excellence that creates a natural synergy between our two companies,” said Brad Bruce, Pentastar Aviation Executive Vice President of Maintenance & Sales. “This partnership will allow us to expose Avflight customers to the full spectrum of services we provide, and having an office at the Avflight facility in Grand Rapids will make it easy for them to take advantage of our combined offerings.”
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 Executive Terminal 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 www.pentastaraviation.com
Avflight operates a network of strategically-located full-service FBOs across North America and Europe. All Avflight locations provide full fueling and line-service operations as well as a wide variety of amenities. Customers range from corporate jet traffic to commercial airlines and cargo companies, as well as charter operations and small aircraft. Each Avflight location is staffed by experienced professionals who undergo continual training to ensure that each customer and aircraft receive the safest, most efficient and friendliest service. Avflight is part of the Avfuel-Branded Network of 650+ FBOs around the globe.