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Ascent Aviation Receives AFRA Accreditation

TUCSON, AZ - 11-9-2012 - Ascent Aviation Services Corp. (Tucson, AZ) is pleased to announce that we have received accreditation from AFRA (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association). This certification acknowledges our commitment to improved operations, enhanced safety, greater efficiency and environmental stewardship in the reclamation of aircraft and associated parts. - R. Rick Townsend, Sr. V.P. Sales & Business Development.

The ASCENT facilities located at Tucson International Airport consist of 23 acres of concrete ramp, over 34,000 sq ft feet of hangar space along with 88,000 sq ft of backshop and secured consignment space in an ideal desert climate. The FAA and EASA approved repair station specializes in B737 Classic, B737NG, MD80/90, B717 and CRJ 100/200 series aircraft. Ascent performs heavy and line maintenance, modifications, transition, aircraft refurbishment, storage and reclamation services along with consigned part sales. Ascent's workforce has completed more than 530 heavy maintenance and modification visits on the B737 and MD80 fleet types since 2002.

ASCENT's objective is to become the premier narrow body MRO in North America by providing indisputable value complemented by the highest quality professional service. ASCENT is owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago based asset management firm with a growing commercial aircraft portfolio.