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Hangar 1964 signals new dawn for Pentastar
Spanning tens of thousands of square feet and just a short distance from Pentastar's existing terminal at Oakland County, the new build will feature a private hangar, passenger lounge, offices and conference rooms.
Read this story in our July 2023 printed issue.

Pentastar Aviation has broken ground on Hangar 1964, a new facility at the Oakland County International airport in Pontiac, Michigan.

Spanning tens of thousands of square feet and just a short distance from Pentastar's existing terminal, the new build will feature a private aircraft hangar, as well as a passenger lounge, office complex, attached auxiliary areas and conference rooms. Construction will be fully underway in the third quarter of 2023 and is expected to be complete by late 2024. Sidock Group is the engineering, construction and architectural partner on the project.

“The success of Pentastar Aviation builds on a lasting legacy of excellence and a commitment to delivering exceptional services that originate from our company's beginnings in 1964,” says Edsel B. Ford II, Pentastar Aviation owner. “Having been in the ownership seat for more than two decades, it is a point of pride for me to experience Pentastar's remarkable growth and dedication to exceeding expectations at every touchpoint as we help people travel throughout the country and around the world.”

The new facility represents Pentastar's dedication to offering an unparalleled travel experience to its customers through robust service offerings not offered anywhere else.

“This is a prime opportunity for us to embrace our future as we approach our 60th anniversary next year,” adds Greg Schmidt, Pentastar Aviation president and CEO. “Every Pentastar team member has a role in ensuring we bring our award-winning service and safety record to the forefront of each aviation experience we pilot. The future is bright, and we're looking forward to sharing this experience with our customers and partners.”

Several special guests attended the groundbreaking event, including David Coulter, Oakland County executive; Gary Wall, Waterford Township supervisor; Michael Bouchard, Oakland County sheriff; and Cheryl Bush, Oakland County International Airport manager.

Pentastar Aviation has a trusted reputation, offering award-winning complementary and support services for private jet charters, comprehensive aircraft management services, award-winning FBO services, full MRO services, high-end in-house catering with Fivestar Gourmet and advisory services.

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