Waterford, Mich. – Bruce Allan Lundquist, Avionics Systems Specialist at Pentastar Aviation, has been named the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) General Aviation Awards’ National Avionics Technician of the Year for 2013. Last month, Bruce – who has been with Pentastar Aviation for more than 30 years – was named the 2013 Michigan Avionics Technician of the Year.  The FAA will formally celebrate Bruce during an awards ceremony in August, at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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“All of us at Pentastar Aviation congratulate and applaud Bruce on being recognized by the FAA for his achievement and dedication,” said Edsel B. Ford II, Chairman and Owner of Pentastar.  “We are extremely proud of Pentastar’s industry-wide reputation for excellence in the field of avionics, and Bruce’s leadership and vast experience is a core dimension of that reputation.”

“Pentastar Aviation has a long tradition of being on the cutting edge of avionics advances, and I believe that this award is a clear reflection of Pentastar’s culture of aviation excellence,” added Lundquist. “I am deeply grateful to the FAA for this recognition, and to the supportive team of professionals I work with.  This award would not be possible without them.”

Since 1963, the General Aviation Awards Program has recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and flight safety for their important contributions to the aviation community. This awards program is a partnership and a cooperative effort between more than a dozen sponsoring organizations from the aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The selection process begins with local offices. Panels of aviation professionals from within those four fields then select national winners from the pool of regional winners.

For nearly 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has been a leader in the world of business aviation. Pentastar Aviation provides award-winning aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, aviation advisors, avionics design/installation/repair, aircraft interiors and aircraft charter through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.  Pentastar’s repair stations at Oakland International (KPTK) and Oxford (OXC) airports are among the most expansive and well-equipped facilities in the nation.  Pentastar’s world-class FBO at Oakland County International Airport provides exceptional customer service and amenities to regional, continental and global travelers.  Pentastar Aviation is a proud provider of Avfuel branded fuels.  Pentastar Aviation supports many charities and aviation-based education initiatives including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Operation Good Cheer, Sky Hope Network, EAA Young Eagles and local Aviation Day programming.


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