Advisory Services

Trusted Professionals

The trusted professionals at Pentastar Aviation have decades of experience evaluating the needs of aircraft owners and buyers, resulting in the delivery of the most efficient and effective aviation solutions. 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. With a Professional Aircraft  Appraisal Organization (PAAO) Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser on staff, and expertise on a wide range of aircraft and MRO services both domestic and international, rest assured you will be provided everything you need to make a well-informed decision.

Once you choose the option that is best for you, a Pentastar Aviation advisor will continue to provide advisory services to ensure that your best interests are always at the forefront.

The Pentastar Aviation advisors provide valuable insight on:

  • Operational and maintenance budget projections
  • Aircraft pre-purchase inspections
  • Technical evaluations
  • Valuation estimates
  • Aircraft management program evaluation
  • Aircraft refurbishment planning and oversight
  • Connections to multiple aircraft financiers, lessors, and aviation legal and tax experts
  • Aircraft selection through comparison and needs analysis

To learn more contact:

Doug Levangie

PAAO Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser

A long-standing member of the most respected associations in our industry with strict Codes of Ethics that are rigorously adhered to and guide our business practices. 

  • Professional Aircraft Appraisal OrganizationThe 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.

    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, aircraft pre-purchase inspections, valuation estimates, and aircraft selection. 

  • IADAPentastar 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.