For over thirty years, ATP and National Air Transportation Association (NATA) have proudly partnered to present the ATP/NATA General Aviation Service Award at NATA’s Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference. This award acknowledges a licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic or radio repair person who has shown an extraordinary performance of the craft for over 20 years. ATP and NATA are pleased to have once again recognized the accomplishments of all candidates and narrow down the decision to one individual to be the recipient of this prestigious award.
We are honoured to announce the recipient of the 2019 award, Douglas Levangie, VP of Maintenance Operations & Advisory Services at Pentastar Aviation. Thank you, Doug, for continuing to leave a positive mark on the business aviation industry.
Doug has been working professionally within the aviation industry for 36 years, of which 34 he has been at Pentastar Aviation. During his time at Pentastar Aviation, he has held many positions including A&P Technician, Lead Technician, Shift Supervisor, and Director of Maintenance. Doug’s current position requires him to use his hands-on experience to assist customers in making educated decisions on their business aircraft needs.
Throughout his career, Doug has shown his utmost commitment to this industry, his current organization, his team, and customers alike. Any challenge that he is faced with, he maintains his can-do attitude and handles the situation with a mission-oriented approach, earning much respect from his team and customers. Doug has demonstrated countless times that he is dependable no matter the challenge or situation at hand.
Doug’s passion for this industry has led him to continuously pursue his own professional development as he maintains his position at Pentastar Aviation. Doing this, he has achieved his Senior Aircraft Appraiser certification, along with broadening knowledge on relevant areas of interest. He continues to be an inspiration, and a model of professionalism to many.
The award will be presented at NATA’s Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference by ATP’s Tim Taylor, VP of Business Development, on June 18th, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC. Congratulations Doug, we admire your diligence and thank you for your service in the aviation industry!