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Pentastar Aviation Developing Certification for Gogo AVANCE L5 System

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, is taking the lead to meet the connectivity needs of its customers by working with Gogo Business Aviation to develop STCs for the company’s Gogo AVANCE L5 (4G) system in Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft.

Gogo AVANCE L5 connects aircraft to the Gogo Biz 4G network enabling a 4G experience and greater in-flight amenities such as streaming audio and video, email with large attachments, and faster web browsing. The new STCs will bring it all to life for business travelers using the onboard Wi-Fi network offered by Gogo, the leader in in-flight connectivity equipment.

“Connectivity is a high priority for our customers, and as business travel has continued to evolve, we’ve worked to keep up with the changing needs of our customers, and Gogo’s service is another great asset we can offer,” said Jesse Beard, Pentastar Aviation’s Avionics and Engineering Manager.

Gogo’s system was created with business aviation travelers in mind. In addition to the company’s 4G service, which leverages its existing air-to-ground network comprised of more than 250 towers, fiber backhaul and technology, Gogo’s technology on the plane also features dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service. The company’s systems are currently flying on thousands of commercial and business aircraft, delivering proven and quality service to customers.

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.

To learn more about the development of this STC or others Pentastar holds please visit us at booth N3710 at the National Business Aviation Convention (NBAA) or

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 Gogo
Gogo is the in-flight internet company. We are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet, and develop software and platforms that enable customizable solutions for and by our aviation partners. Once connected, we provide industry leading reliability around the world. Our mission is to help aviation go farther by making planes fly smarter, so our aviation partners perform better and their passengers travel happier.

You can find Gogo’s products and services on thousands of aircraft operated by the leading global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators. Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with additional facilities in Broomfield, Colo., and locations across the globe. Connect with us at and

Contact:    Tracy Neil
Pentastar Aviation

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