Flight Ascend Consultancy hosted the quarterly Helicopter webinar, where our independent aviation experts discussed the latest commercial aviation industry trends and developments



10:00 EDT/15:00 BST
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  • Helicopter market update: An overview of the helicopter market in general, including looking at the entry of the Black Hawk into the civil space.
    Speaker: John Maloney
  • Oil and gas fleet review: How has the fleet changed during the oil and gas downturn. What does the current landscape look like and what do we envisage for the future.
    Speaker: Chris Seymour
  • CHC 18 months on: A review of the fleet movements. The session will also include a brief update of the H225 in the oil and gas market.
    Speaker: Sara Dhariwal
  • Leasing in the oil and gas market: How have the lessors changed since the start of the oil and gas downturn to today, and what changes might we see going forward.
    Speaker: Ben Chapman





Chris Seymour, Head of Market Analysis

Chris joined the Flight Ascend Consultancy in 1985 and was instrumental in developing the helicopter valuation side of the business. As Head of Market Analysis Chris now specialises in the growing advisory and market analysis. He works in the team that produces the Flight Fleet Forecast and has developed the new Global Helicopter Forecast. Read more





John Maloney, Fleet Research & OEM Data Relationship Manager

John joined Ascend in 2008 to begin their helicopter data fleet coverage. He now manages the Fleet Research Data team. As part of his role John is also FlightGlobal’s OEM Research Relations Manager helping to manage and build upon our data relationships with aerospace OEMs. John is based out of our London Heathrow office but is often travelling and attends many of the major trade shows every year. Read more





Ben Chapman, Valuations Manager

Ben manages the UK team of valuations analysts at Flight Ascend Consultancy. He is a helicopter and commercial aircraft appraiser and market analyst. Ben is an International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Certified Appraiser and has spent the past three years specialising in meeting the appraisal and analysis demands of the growing helicopter finance and leasing market, in which he continues to regularly write research papers and market updates.  Read more





Sara Dhariwal, Valuations Analyst

Sara joined Flight Ascend Consultancy in 2016, after six years in the EMEA Flightglobal Sales team managing relationships with the majority of EMEA lessors and aircraft traders. Sara now specialises in commercial aircraft and helicopter valuations, and is also responsible for liaising with the market regarding developments and providing thought-leadership input.  Read more