Touching Bases: Pentastar Adds Jobs, Aircraft

 - January 28, 2010, 11:08 AM

Pentastar Aviation, headquartered at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford, Mich., has weathered the past year’s economic turmoil and added 11 aircraft to the company’s charter/management fleet, a significant accomplishment given the dramatic cuts taking place in Michigan’s automotive-focused economy. “The challenges presented by a changing economy have allowed us to reevaluate our core competencies to address those challenges,” said Pentastar president Rick Maloney. “We viewed these challenges as an opportunity to grow and implement positive changes to better serve a wider range of customers.” Pentastar added 50 new jobs as a result of the recent growth in activity. In addition to the charter division, Pentastar operates a full-service FBO, including maintenance services, at Oakland County as well as an FBO at Van Nuys Airport in Southern California.