Ford acquires DCX Aviation

DETROIT — Edsel Ford II, a Ford Motor Co. board member, is expected to close a deal this week to purchase DaimlerChrysler Aviation in Waterford Township, Mich., along with other investors, an industry source said. The unit handles the corporate air fleet for DaimlerChrysler executives. DaimlerChrysler is selling the business as part its restructuring. The deal does not include the unit’s fleet of six jets. The new owners are expected to christen the 200-employee operation Pentastar Aviation.

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