Ascend voted aircraft appraiser of the year

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Flightglobal's Ascend advisory and data service has been voted aircraft appraiser of the year in the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards.

The award is in recognition of Ascend's "consistent and professional approach, combined with thorough, measured and impartial appraisals".

In recognition of the award, Les Weal, head of valuations at Ascend, will be hosting a free webinar entitled "2013 - The Year of Snakes (and Ladders)?" on 7 February at 16:00 GMT.

The webinar will interpret traffic data from 2012 and early indicators from 2013 in order to assess whether lease rates and values are emerging from the global financial crisis.

"If we do see an earnest recovery in values, by the end of 2015 market values may return to above the base value line for in-production types," Weal notes.