Doug Levangie of Pentastar Aviation® Earns National Aircraft Appraisers Association Professional Certification
Jan 25, 2016
Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation is pleased to announce that Doug Levangie, Director of Aviation Advisory Services, was recently credentialed as a Professional Certified Aircraft Appraiser by the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA). With more than 30 years of industry experience, Levangie leads Pentastar Aviation’s advisory services department, which provides valuable insight on technical evaluations, aircraft pre-purchase inspections, valuation estimates and consulting for domestic and international transactions.
Mr. Levangie joins a NAAA membership made up of 250 professionals who have earned the certified aircraft appraiser designation – a designation that acknowledges professionals who have demonstrated their experience and knowledge of all the factors which make up the current behavior of used aircraft in the market. Since 1980, NAAA has been built on rigid standards of professional practice and conduct to differentiate professionals who take the steps necessary to become certified and perform their jobs at the highest level of ethical behavior.
“Our entire team is proud of Doug for his recent accomplishment,” said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO, Pentastar Aviation. “When our customers need information on aircraft transactions of any kind, Doug is always our go-to resource for advisory services. We have found that his experience – and the breadth of knowledge he brings to Pentastar Aviation – is unmatched in the industry.”
“Knowing the value of an aircraft is important when considering the sale or acquisition of one and gaining this NAAA certification provides me the added credibility and access to the tools I need to provide an honest and objective recommendation to our customers,” said Doug Levangie.
The NAAA board has awarded the Certified Aircraft Appraiser designation to Levangie for demonstrating a level of competency reflected by his completion of a rigorous four-day hands-on training class. In addition to earning the NAAA Certified Aircraft Appraiser designation, Levangie is also pursuing the NAAA Senior Aircraft Appraiser certification, which is the aircraft appraisers industry’s highest level designation which includes Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) endorsement.
“We are pleased to welcome an aviation professional of Doug’s caliber to NAAA,” said Brian Jacobson, NAAA president. “Doug has the extensive experience we require to achieve the senior level certification and we look forward to offering him our continued support in that endeavor.”
About Pentastar Aviation
Pentastar Aviation, wholly owned by Edsel B. Ford II, is a leader in the world of business aviation, providing aircraft management, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics services, interior services and award-winning FBO services. Air charter transportation services are provided by Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., a U.S. FAR Part 135 on-demand air carrier, or by other U.S. FAR Part 135 certificated on-demand air carriers arranged by Pentastar Aviation, LLC. It is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers.
Pentastar Aviation has been servicing regional and global travelers for more than 50 years and is headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (PTK). For more information, please visit www.pentastaraviation.com.
About the National Aircraft Appraisers Association
The National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) is the Trade Association for professional aircraft appraisers. Since 1980 the NAAA has been the certification entity and has established the standards and Code of Ethics for professional aircraft appraisers in the United States and abroad. The primary mission of NAAA members is to provide prompt, accurate aircraft appraisals at a reasonable price. The Association’s computer software application, extensive database, and standardized method of evaluation, enable members to appraise aircraft at current market value, not the historical value.-earns-national-aircraft-appraisers-association-profess