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Pro Star Aviation Delivers 120-Month Airframe Inspection

Pro Star Aviation Delivers 120-Month Airframe Inspection

July 12, 2023

Pro Star Aviation, an innovative aerospace modification center, announced today that they delivered the first 120-month airframe inspection on an Embraer Phenom 300, within budget and exceeding the customers’ expectations.

Pro Star Aviation Marks 25 Years as New England’s Premier MRO

Pro Star Aviation Marks 25 Years as New England’s Premier MRO

June 28, 2023

Pro Star Aviation, an innovative Business Aviation and Special Missions aerospace maintenance and modification center, proudly announces its 25th anniversary, highlighting a remarkable journey of growth, innovation, and unwavering commitment to exceptional service. Since securing hangar space at Boston-Manchester Regional Airport in 1998, Pro Star Aviation has consistently set new standards in the aviation industry, solidifying its position as a true contender in the Northeast.

Pro Star Aviation Enhances Phenom 300 With Whelen Aerospace Technologies

Pro Star Aviation Enhances Phenom 300 With Whelen Aerospace Technologies

March 31, 2023

Pro Star Aviation, an innovative aerospace modification center, performed the one of first in-field installation of Whelen Aerospace Technologies Boom Beam HID Taxi and Landing light system on a Phenom 300 business jet.

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Pro Star Aviation was established through humble beginnings by five aviation enthusiasts to provide avionics and maintenance services in the Northeast in 1998. From a small hangar to its large modern facilities at MHT today, our principals have remained the same…

Embraer Service Center Prepares for Two Year Anniversary

April 19, 2023

In July of 2021, Pro Star became an Embraer authorized service center. Since then, we have served as the main OEM approved maintenance facility in the Northeast U.S. As the two-year anniversary as an Embraer service center rapidly approaches, I sat down with general manager, Sean Peterson, to see where we stand as we mark this milestone.

The Potential Pitfalls of Starlink Aviation

April 7, 2023

It is undeniable that Elon Musk is a disruptive force in the business world. Throughout his career, Musk’s outside thinking and raw confidence has allowed him to break several industries wide open. He is, perhaps, best known for Tesla; incorporating vertical integration into his business model to change the automotive industry. His direct-to-customer model was so successful that he is utilizing it now with Starlink. Starlink is a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation intended to serve residential, business, RV, maritime, and aviation marketplaces. Similar to Tesla, Musk has seen great success with his manufacturer-to-consumer business template. Despite this, however, there are certain concerns related to how this model may conflict with the rigid nature of the aviation industry. 

Irreplaceable

January 18, 2023

The start of the new calendar year marks an important change for Pro Star Aviation. Clark Gordon, former Director of Sales and Marketing, has retired. For twelve dedicated years, Clark helped to steer our ship and grow our business into what it is today. Clark is now stepping down, leaving behind a 40+ year journey within the aviation industry. Despite his impressive career, Clark was not always in Sales. In fact, he began like many members of our management team: on the line.

In-Flight Connectivity – “You Get What You Pay For”

December 14, 2022

Previously, we established that if aircraft owners are to renovate their current airplane to modern standards, parts obsolescence is key to their investment. The most popular upgrade for business jets today- In-Flight Connectivity. Executives now expect to have the same (or as close to the same) access in the air as they have on the ground. Many Flight Departments consider their aircraft “Grounded” if the internet is inoperative. However, the market for aircraft connectivity is overloaded with potential options. There are a few core questions that owners should be asking themselves to help navigate this process.

MTBF does not equate to Never……

November 22, 2022

Last month, we concluded that the old adage for spending money on your aging aircraft no longer applies. When the demand for new aircraft dramatically outweighs the supply, it makes sense to modify your current aircraft beyond the once-golden standard of 25% of its value.

The Old Adage No Longer Applies

October 18, 2022

As we explored in Part One, the cultural consciousness of aviation was at an all-time high during the 1950s and 60s. However, this could not last forever.