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

EWI Worldwide Names David Bean Corporate President

DETROIT – June 18, 2013 – EWI Worldwide, a global live communications company, today announces David Bean corporate president, effective May 20. In this role, Bean will serve such industries as healthcare, technology, aerospace, financial services and automotive by leading the company’s service groups, which represent a unique mix of exhibits, events, retail, digital engagements and on-site labor capabilities.

“David brings deep knowledge and first-hand experience to every aspect of the business we handle,” said Dominic Silvio, chairman & CEO, EWI Worldwide. “His solid credentials and displays of character speak for themselves, making him the right fit for leading EWI Worldwide and what’s next for live communications.”

Bean has developed multi-channel programs for global brands domestically and abroad, covering more than 30 countries, and has lived or worked as an expatriate in Europe and Asia. He has delivered solutions across the broad landscape of live communications for brands such as IBM, Motorola, Cessna, Medco Health Solutions and LaSalle Bank, as well as significant automotive OEMs. Throughout his 30 year career, he has served in many roles including creative, operations, production, services and business development.

“Business – like any personal relationship – is best done up-close and in-person,” said Bean. “With the world’s buying habits changing, world-class marketers are recognizing the need to put products in hands, place butts in seats and create moments in which their full suite of service offerings can be experienced. This is an exciting time for our industry because there is no better way to build deep connections between brands and customers.”

EWI’s 2012 revenue was approximately $160 million and it delivers nearly 900 live brand experiences a year. The company continues to grow strategically, adding services, resources and subject matter expertise to best serve client needs and respond to the global marketplace. Clients include Ford Motor Company, HTC, Chrysler, Abbott Medical Optics, Kia Motors, Dana Corporation, Henry Schein and AT&T.

Bean joins Silvio working out of EWI’s world headquarters in Livonia, Mich. Bean has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in design and an art teaching certificate from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the EWI Worldwide board of directors.

About EWI Worldwide

EWI Worldwide strengthens brands by integrating live experiences strategically across all kinds of spaces from exhibits, customer and consumer events to retail stores, visitor centers, live and online activations. The company designs programs as sequences of connected experiences—chapters of the brand story. For more information, visit www.ewiworldwide.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/yourstoryalive and read our blog at www.yourstoryalive.com.

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