Aircraft advisory services that soar above the rest
With expertise on a wide range of aircraft performance, operations and maintenance, rest assured you will be provided everything you need to make a well-informed decision.
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“There’s no fooling around in aviation. Do it right the first time and there’s no ‘close enough’ it has to be perfect. You have to pay attention to your job and do it properly, but you’ve got to have a little fun at work, too. I still get excited to come to work and look at the airplanes. I guess it’s in me.”
– Doug Levangie, VP of Aircraft Maintenance and Advisory Services
Trusted Aviation Consultants
Whether you are considering the sale or acquisition of an aircraft, or weighing options for aircraft modifications, upgrades and refurbishments, the aviation advisors at Pentastar will assess all of your options and provide you with a detailed recommendation on how to proceed. We also have a Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organization (PAAO) Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser on staff.
Once you choose the option that is best for you, a Pentastar Aviation advisor can serve as your representative to ensure your best interests remain at the forefront throughout the entire process.
Our Advisory Services include:
- Aircraft selection
- Technical evaluations
- Valuation Estimates
- Operational and maintenance budget projections
- Management program evaluation
- Refurbishment planning and oversight
- Connections to multiple financiers, lessors, and aviation legal and tax experts
ABOUT DOUG LEVANGIE: Doug Levangie, has achieved the highest level of appraisal excellence by the PAAO, and has been credentialed as a Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser. With more than 35 years of aviation industry experience, Levangie has expertise on a wide range of aircraft to provide aircraft owners and buyers valuable insight on technical evaluations, valuation estimates and aircraft selection.
Long standing members of the most respected associations in our industry with strict Codes of Ethics that are rigorously adhered to and guide our business practices.
International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA)
Pentastar Aviation is a member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago. It is comprised of selected aircraft sales and brokerage businesses that are IADA Certified, and aircraft product/services companies that adhere to the highest professional standards. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, IADA members abide by an elite 14-point Code of Ethics that provides standards of business conduct regarding aircraft transactions.
Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organization (PAAO)
The Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organization LLC (PAAO) is a relatively new aircraft appraisal organization but its roots and foundations go back much further. In many ways, the PAAO is a continuation of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) which ceased operations at the end of 2018. While the NAAA had existed for over 30 years and helped many clients in their aircraft valuation needs, that organization was limited in several respects and in order to evolve, a new organization had to be established. This new association was formed by several previous members of the NAAA to improve training, exposure, knowledge, communication, cooperation, and the abilities of those who wish to join the organization.
An appraisal report written by an PAAO Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser is an impartial, verifiable opinion of the value of a piston or turbine aircraft, requiring excellent knowledge of the aircraft being evaluated and all known factors that impact supply, demand and valuation in the aircraft marketplace. The senior certification also includes a Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) endorsement and includes the ability to work on legal cases and certain government required reports.
Customers looking for a comprehensive management program with a cost-effective solution to owning and operating an aircraft, are a perfect fit for Partners in Aviation (PIA). Pentastar Aviation will utilize PIA to match two prospective owners with low to medium usage requirements, based in a common geographical area, for joint ownership and cost sharing of a new or late-model aircraft. The program will allow customers to have access to a whole aircraft while cutting the net cost of ownership in half, ease the burden of scheduling and maintenance, provide for autonomy in tax and title and ensure a seamless exit plan.
Let our experts provide you with further details: 1-800-662-9612
Aaron Cook, is a recognized leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and created a collegiate degree in the field in 2010 at Northwestern Michigan College. He was co-chair of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) standards committee for UAS inspection of critical infrastructure, created and managed a successful UAS business and was a recipient of the Michigan Aeronautics Commission Award of Excellence in 2013.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
The possibilities and opportunities this technology offers include:
- Aerial photos
- Construction monitoring
- Real estate acquisition
- Infrastructure inspections