Pentastar Aviation Completes Certification for Gogo AVANCE L5 System

Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, is at the forefront of meeting the connectivity needs of its clients by working with Gogo Business Aviation to complete the first Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) ST04273CH for the Gogo AVANCETM L5 system. The STC issued on March 5, 2018, includes the Gulfstream G-IV, GV, GIV-X and GV-SP airframes.

Gogo AVANCE L5 connects aircraft to the Gogo Biz 4G network enabling a 4G experience and more robust in-flight internet capabilities such as streaming audio and video, email with large attachments, and faster web browsing. The new STC brings it all directly to business travelers using the onboard Wi-Fi network delivered by Gogo, the leader in in-flight connectivity.

“We were excited to work with Gogo on this STC, as our team remains focused on the future of in-flight connectivity,” said Jesse Beard, Pentastar Aviation’s Director of Engineering & Inside Sales. “Business travelers need 4G broadband connectivity to be truly productive during their travels, and Gogo’s system provides this for them.”

Gogo’s 4G service operates on its proven air-to-ground network comprised of more than 250 towers throughout the US and large portions of Canada and Alaska, and fiber backhaul and technology. Gogo’s technology on the plane also features dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service for a faster, more consistent in-cabin experience. Designed with business aviation in mind, the company’s systems are currently flying on thousands of business aircraft, delivering proven and quality service to customers.

“Pentastar Aviation is a valued long-standing Gogo partner and we are very appreciative of the investment they have made in this AML STC for the new AVANCE L5 to benefit our mutual customers,” said Dave Salvador, vice president of aftermarket sales for Gogo Business Aviation.

The Pentastar avionics team delivers an unmatched combination of quality, technology, superior customer service, and meticulous attention to detail. This outstanding group of professionals 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.


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 www.pentastaraviation.com.
About Gogo
Gogo is the in-flight internet company. They are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. Gogo designs and sources innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet, and develops software and platforms that enable customizable solutions for and by their aviation partners. Once connected, they provide industry-leading reliability around the world. Their mission is to help aviation go farther by making planes fly smarter, so their aviation partners perform better and 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 www.gogoair.com and www.business.gogoair.com.

 

 

Contact:
Tracy Neil
Pentastar Aviation
248-666-8200

Janette Sadik-Khan

Principal, Transportation, Bloomberg Associates

Janette Sadik-Khan is the principal transportation consultant for Bloomberg Associates. A leading voice on urban transportation policy, Sadik-Khan advises mayors around the world in developing street redesigns to help improve quality of life for citizens.Janette Sadik-Khan Detroit Policy Conference

Sadik-Khan previously served as commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. During her tenure, the city added nearly 400 miles of dedicated bike lanes and the first parking-protected bike paths in North America. She also launched the city’s first rapid bus lines and oversaw the redesign of streets and intersections that contributed to record-low traffic fatalities. As chair of the National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO), she led the development and publication of NACTO’s Global and Urban Street Design Guides and the Urban Bikeway Design Guide.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, Sadik-Khan served as a deputy administrator at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She is the author of “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.”

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Evans Distribution Hires New Marketing Manager

MELVINDALE, Mich., Feb. 4, 2013 – Evans Distribution Systems, a full-service third-party logistics provider, offering warehousing, transportation, packaging and staffing solutions, has hired Derek Byrd as marketing and inside sales manager, the company announced today.

Byrd is responsible for creating and executing internal and external print and digital marketing strategies and providing brand management and recognition for Evans.

“We are excited to have Derek on board to lead our marketing efforts,” said John A. Evans, president of Evans Distribution. “Derek’s expertise in advertising, branding and sales will prove an asset as we look for new and integrated approaches to growing our business across the region and beyond.”

Byrd, 30, of Beverly Hills, Mich., most recently worked at Technisch Creative in Lansing, Mich., as director of marketing, where he managed a multi-channel marketing department. Here, he created and implemented strategic marketing plans to build brand awareness and generate sales leads for the company. Previously, Byrd was the marketing manager for Sky Productions, Inc., headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he managed the staff and oversaw advertising and marketing campaigns on behalf of the clients and the company.

Byrd has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Michigan State University.

About Evans Distribution Systems
Evans Distribution Systems, headquartered in Southeast Michigan, was founded in 1929 as the Central Detroit Warehouse Company. It has evolved into a full-service, third-party logistics service provider, offering warehousing, transportation, contract packaging and logistics staffing services to the manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer goods, and chemical industries. Evans currently has more than 600 associates with operations across the United States. www.evansdist.com.

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The Quell Group
248.649.8900
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Evans Distribution Systems Names New GM of Transportation Division; Hires Warehouse Manager

MELVINDALE, Mich., Nov. 13, 2012 – Evans Distribution Systems has promoted Tony Trocki to general manager of transportation and has hired a new warehouse manager, the third-party logistics provider announced today.

Trocki is responsible for overseeing the company’s transportation division, which includes supervising dispatch and drivers, managing lanes, ensuring new business and meeting customer satisfaction.

“I hope to strengthen the team within the transportation department as well build bridges between the warehousing groups. In addition, I look forward to improving our equipment management and expanding our current sales footprint,” said Trocki. “Evans is a family- based company and provides a healthy, positive culture that I am proud to be part of.”

Trocki, 41, of Washington Township, Mich., has over 15 years of experience in the transportation management industry. He joined Evans Distribution Systems in July 2011 as an operations manager, where he successfully managed Evans’ largest Detroit-area operation. He oversaw 630,000-square-feet of warehousing, cross-dock and just-in-time business. He previously worked at RKA Petroleum Companies, Cannon Freight Systems and Central Transport.

Evans Distribution Systems has hired Chris Mendez to succeed Trocki as operations manager. He brings more that 17 years of management experience in warehouse operations, inventory control and customer service. Mendez, 45, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., previously worked at XPEDX Distribution and Ryder Integrated Logistics. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration organizational leadership from Cleary University.

“We are looking forward to the new ideas both Tony and Chris will bring to Evans in their respective roles,” said John A. Evans, president of Evans Distribution Systems. “They have a wealth of knowledge about the industry, and we are excited about new opportunities for growth and expansion.”

About Evans Distribution Systems
Evans Distribution Systems, headquartered in Southeast Michigan, was founded in 1929 as the Central Detroit Warehouse Company. It has evolved into a full-service, third-party logistics provider offering warehousing, transportation, contract packaging and logistics staffing services to the manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer goods, and chemical industries. Evans currently employs about 500 associates and operates a fleet of more than 100 trucks and approximately 2 million square feet of space throughout the United States. www.evansdist.com.