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Ascent Aviation receives FAA Diamond Award for Training

TUCSON, AZ - 04-10-2012 - Ascent Aviation Services Corp. (ASCENT) today announced that it has received, for the second year in a row, the FAA Diamond Award for Training for 2011. “Ascent earning the Diamond Award reinforces our commitment to maintaining a highly skilled and qualified staff of technicians. Training is instrumental to our success in not only meeting customer expectations, but consistently exceeding their expectations.” − Michael Melvin, President/CFO

Ascent is a premier narrow body maintenance, modification, refurbishment and storage facility located at Tucson International Airport. Ascent provides high quality, cost efficient, 24/7 support with competitive turn times and is FAA / EASA certificated.

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 and B717 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 450 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.