Leave Your Aircraft Purchase in the Hands of the Professionals

Ascend Aviation is made up of a team with the experience and abilities to streamline the entire process for buyers.

With years of experience between us, we offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you throughout the process of purchasing your aircraft.

From selection, budgeting and finance, through long-term performance and cost expectations, to ongoing advice and support.

From budgeting to delivery, we will help you every step of the way.

We know how specialised the process can be, and that is why we have the knowledge and expertise you need to make the right purchasing decisions.

Ascend Aviation was established by Maartin Steenkamp in early 2014. He is joined by Pierre, Marlo and Christian.


Maartin Steenkamp


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 licence.

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 Kieser

Sales & Marketing

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.

Tailored Services for You

Whether you’re an individual, investor or a company looking for a light helicopter, small private jet, large corporate jet or anything in between, we have the skills to assist you.

Whether you need assistance picking an aircraft, or need help throughout the process, we can help you.