Daily News: January 22, 2014

Ascend Recognized as Leading Appraiser

Ascend announced it has once again been voted Appraiser of the Year at the Aviation 100 awards. The recognition was announced at the Aviation Economics Growth Frontiers conference in Dublin.

This is the third time in four years that Ascend has won the prestigious award, which is organized by Aviation Economics and determined by votes from airline, aviation banking, leasing and law professionals, and aircraft and engine broker and trader specialists.

“As the leading provider of expert advisory and valuations services to the global aviation industry, we are delighted to receive this continued show of confidence from across the air finance sector,” said, Rob Morris, head of Advisory at Ascend. “At Ascend we have a strong, committed team supported by our unrivalled aircraft values and histories databases which underpin our service. Receiving this award shows recognition in our quality and dedication to the market. Ascend is committed to helping its customers shape their business strategies and make better decisions faster with our services. We are currently expanding our offering to the helicopter valuations and further exciting developments are planned for 2014.”

“After a four-month industry vote, it was determined that Ascend was the industry choice as leading appraiser of the year for the third time in the past four years,” says Philip Tozer-Pennington, managing editor, Airline Economics . “Ascend was once again the clear industry favorite during 2013.”

Ascend is a provider of advisory and valuations services to the global aviation industry.