WATERFORD, Mich., 10 June 2012.General aviation aircraft maintenance services from Pentastar Aviation in Waterford, Mich., now are available at the Key Air fixed-base operator (FBO) facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC) in Newington, Conn. Pentastar announced plans to open this aircraft maintenance operation earlier this spring.
The new aircraft maintenance location, now open for business, marks Pentastar’s inaugural East Coast operations, and complements Pentastar's aircraft maintenance service locations at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford, Mich., (PTK) and Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, Calif. (VNY).
Aircraft based at Waterbury-Oxford Airport will be offered preferred rates. Pentastar Aviation staffs the Waterbury-Oxford facility with licensed airframe and powerplant (A&P) technicians. Company officials say they expect to expand the OXC-based staff in the coming months.
KeyAir operates the Waterbury/Oxford Airport located between New York and Boston. The airport's runway 18-36 is 5,800 feet long. There is no scheduled commercial airline operating from Waterbury/Oxford Airport, which has five gates and hosts about 50 takeoffs and landings each day.
Pentastar provides aircraft maintenance and avionics installation and service, including engine changes, wing demates, and vertical stabilizer removals. The company repair station received Airframe Class 3 and 4 Ratings from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2009.
Pentastar provides service for a wide variety of business jets, including the Gulfstream GII, GIIB, GIII, Giv, GIV-SP, GV, G200, G300, G350, G400, G450, G500, G550; Bombardier Challenger CL-601 and CL-604 and Learjet 30, 50 and 60 series; Cessna Citation models 500, 501, 550, 551, 560, 650, 680 and 750; Hawker 700A, 800, and 800XP; Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 series.
Key Air is involved in aircraft management, worldwide jet charter, and FBO services in Oxford, Conn., and near Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
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