The Ascend Flightglobal Consultancy Team has gained two more ISTAT accreditations, strengthening its position as the industry leading appraiser. Michael Lapson, Senior Aviation Analyst, successfully passed his ISTAT Appraiser exams, while Chris Wills, Valuations Manager, joins the 19 other appraisers worldwide who hold the Senior ISTAT Appraiser qualification. This brings Ascend Flightglobal Consultancy’s formally certified appraiser contigent to four, with three ISTAT qualified appraisers alongside one ASA (American Society of Appraisers) Senior Appraiser.
The stringent examinations and pre-qualification criteria for these prestigious qualifications are set by the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT). ISTAT is a non-profit society comprising a core group of professional aircraft appraisers working cooperatively for the elevation of the appraisal profession within the world aviation community.
Rob Morris, Head of Ascend Flightglobal Consultancy, comments “we are delighted that Mike and Chris have achieved these formal industry certifications, recognising their skills and competency to appraise all categories of commercial aircraft for our broad cross section of financiers, lessors and other aviation clients. We continue to deliver our award winning and industry leading services under ISTAT definitions and remain committed to training our whole team of 22 consultants to these standards. In addition to our certified appraisers, we have several more candidates whom we expect to achieve certification in the near future. We also continue to grow our team, with three new valuations team members already having joined us in 2016 to date, and two further scheduled to grow our team to 24 consultants by mid-year”
Ascend Flightglobal Consultancy has been voted as Aviation 100’s Appraiser of the Year five times in the past six years. They provide data, expert insight and risk evaluation through advisory and valuation services that directly impact strategic investments and help to identify opportunities for growth in aviation.
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