Elliott Aviation’s James Becker Receives American Society of Appraisers Accreditation

Moline, IL, November 2, 2011 — Elliott Aviation, a leader in a diverse set of business aviation services, announced today that Aircraft Research Manager, James Becker, has received accreditation from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Because of his extensive industry appraisal experience, he is recognized by the ASA as an Accredited Senior Appraiser.

The designation qualifications are based on appraisal education, experience, intensive written and verbal examinations, and submission of acceptable appraisal reports. ASA appraisers, like Becker, must have a four-year college degree (or the equivalent), a minimum of five years of full-time appraisal experience, and must adhere to ASA's Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics, and to the nationally recognized standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Becker was also required to pass the 15-hour USPAP course and exam. In addition to the initial accreditation, Becker will be required to participate in twenty hours per year of continuing education.

“Mr. Becker’s accreditation with the ASA takes our aircraft sales division to a whole new level,” said Wynn Elliott, CEO of Elliott Aviation. “The ASA is the most respected appraisal association in the nation. Having an Accredited Senior Appraiser as part of our organization shows our customers that we will make every effort to be the best at what we do.”

Becker has been with Elliott Aviation since 1993 and has over twenty years of experience in the aviation industry. He is a licensed Airframe & Power plant mechanic, and has a business degree from the University of Nebraska.  He is located in Elliott Aviation’s Des Moines (DSM) office.

About Elliott Aviation:

Elliott Aviation is a full-service business aviation center offering a complete menu of high quality products and services. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, Minneapolis, Minn., and Omaha, Neb. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), and has been selling and servicing business aircraft since 1936. For more information, visit www.elliottaviation.com.

About The American Society Of Appraisers
The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others dedicated to the education, development and growth of the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major organization representing all disciplines of appraisal specialists, originating in 1936 and incorporating in 1952. ASA’s headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. To find an accredited appraiser near you, visit www.appraisers.org or call (800)272-8258.

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