Flight Ascend Consultancy hosted the quarterly Business Jet 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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  • The business jet values cycle – reasons to be cheerful
    • We talk about how 2017 has been so different to 2015 and 2016, and discuss reasons why
    • Is this cause for a brighter outlook ahead?
  • A deep dive into the VLJ and Light Jet markets
    • We take a look at some of the market drivers – and supply & demand dynamics in this space
    • What is the value proposition of investing, or financing a VLJ or a Light Jet?
  • The ADS-B Out mandate: Flight Ascend Consultancy’s views on appraisal value opinions
    • Will there be forced retirements? We take a look at future fleet dynamics.





Daniel Hall, Senior Analyst

Daniel is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers and is based in Flight Ascend Consultancy's New York office. Daniel specialises in the Business Aviation sector actively tracking Market Values and financing for over 50 Business Jet type families / 100 variants. His client interaction ranges with those representing banks, financiers, investors, airlines, lessors, and includes industry conference speaking.  Read more





Luke Smith, Valuations Analyst

Luke Smith joined Flight Ascend Consultancy in 2016 and is currently working towards specialisms in simulators as well as older aircraft and turboprops. Before joining the team he completed his MSc in Air Transport Management at Coventry University. Luke has a broad knowledge of the aviation industry having previously been in the RAF as a Flight Operations Assistant and working for Routes UBM as a summer intern.  Read more





Syed Zaidi, Aviation Analyst

Syed is based in Flight Ascend Consultancy’s New York office as an Aviation Analyst. With a core focus on both, commercial and business jet markets, he is responsible for delivering desktop appraisals, market analyses and commentaries for a variety of aircraft and engine types. Before to joining Flight Ascend Consultancy in 2016, Syed completed his Bachelors and MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University specializing in Airline Management. He also holds an aviation finance and leasing certification under the ISTAT University programme.  Read more