Ascend Aviation was established by Maartin Steenkamp in early 2014.

Maartin holds a B.Proc law degree and has logged 20 years of experience in aircraft sales, during which time he also held a commercial pilot’s license.

For the past several years he has been Sales Director of the Cessna agent for Southern Africa. He has sold a wide variety of new and pre-owned aircraft types to private and corporate clients. These have ranged from Cessna piston aircraft and all makes of turbine aircraft, to the full range of business jets, worldwide.

Ascend Aviation is the product of its founder’s passionate belief in the personal attention, relationship-building and integrity required for service excellence in this specialised field.

Pierre was born in Cape Town and matriculated at “Affies” in Pretoria.

After completing his military training in the SAAF, he joined a sales company, Bon Air, at Wonderboom Airport.

In 1981, he was offered an opportunity at National Airways Corporation and remained there until the compulsory retirement age.

A 3-year stint followed with Money Aviation, before joining Ascend Aviation in October 2017.

Pierre is well known in the industry and has more than 40 years of experience. Pierre believes sales is about building customer relations, providing the correct product and good service. He is married with 2 children and has a keen interest in sport.

Christian Nellus graduated with a degree in Business Economics from the University of Dalarna, Sweden. For the past five years, he has worked in corporate, dealing with Fortune 500 companies and global emerging markets.

In addition, he holds a commercial pilot’s license and is passionate about the aviation industry.

His role at Ascend Aviation is to assist clients in making the most profitable investments, maximising their return and guiding clients through the sales process while upholding the ethos of the company: delivering the finest service excellence, industry expertise, personal attention to detail, and integrity.

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Broadacres Business Centre

Corner Cedar & 3rd Avenue


Sandton, 2021

Contact details

T: +27 (0)11 064 5624
Maartin Steenkamp – C: +27 (0)82 807 6701
Pierre Kieser – C: +27 (0)82 577 7815
F: +27 (0)86 673 9129
E: sales@ascendaviation.co.za
Postal: Postnet Suite 1, Private Bag X75, Bryanston, 2021

Portugal Office:

Christian Nellus – T: +351 96 756 7583

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