Pentastar Aviation has appointed Bruce Atlas as director of quality assurance. He reports to Michael Baker, VP of safety and compliance, and replaces Dave Marble, who retires this month.
Baker says: “Bruce has an extensive career in aviation quality management including FAR 121, 129, 135 and 145 maintenance operations for airline and business aircraft operations, some of which included initial certification. Additionally, he has served as director of maintenance for a large fleet of commercially operated business jets; a C.A.S.E. Level III auditor; an AS9100 auditor; and an ISO 9001 auditor. We are excited to welcome him into the Pentastar family.”
In his role as director of quality assurance, Atlas is responsible for providing management and ongoing oversight of aircraft maintenance quality assurance activities for Pentastar fleet aircraft. This position is accountable for monitoring compliance with the company manual system and the Federal Aviation Regulations relative to the maintenance and continuous airworthiness of Pentastar's fleet.
Prior to joining Pentastar, Atlas also held the title of chief inspector; manager of quality assurance; director of quality; and quality assurance engineer. Most recently he served as quality engineer for GE Avionics.
“I am excited to join the Pentastar team,” he comments. “Pentastar has a sterling reputation for safety and service excellence and I know my background will further contribute to that. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and learning from the team.”