About Jason Zilberbrand

Jason Zilberbrand is the President of VREF Aircraft Value Reference & Appraisal Services. After spending 25 years in General Aviation working directly with aircraft owners, operators and owning and operating his own aircraft, Jason knows the aviation marketplace and aircraft values. He is considered an expert in aircraft valuations, and his background is diverse with equal knowledge in technology and aviation. Previously to working at VREF, Jason Co-Founded Aurum Jets the largest aircraft brokerage firm in Russia and the representative for numerous Government officials and Large Privately held businesses. He was the President and co-founder of The Jet Collection, a corporate aircraft dealership specializing in new aircraft positions and long-range aircraft models, generating over 3 Billion in aircraft sales in 5-years. Under Jason's leadership, The Jet Collection became the largest inventory dealership in North America specializing in Pre-Delivery Contracts. He developed key marketing campaigns that have been implemented by competitive companies and he is an expert contract negotiator. Jason was born into aviation as his family founded Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) in 1989 and he worked for Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) from 1994-2004 as Vice President of Sales for the Central U.S. Jason has successfully completed over 4 Billion in transactions and continues to exceed the needs of his customers and clients. He graduated with National Honors from Roosevelt University in Chicago as well as a lifetime member of the Benjamin Franklin Honor Society. Jason is an avid Triathlete, marathon runner, swimmer and cyclist and enjoys spending time with his family. VREF is aviation’s most trusted valuation guide and data source since 1994 providing valuations on all fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, engines as well as a comprehensive reference on all modifications, upgrades and maintenance expenses. VREF is the official valuation guide of AOPA and the only SaaS cloud-based valuation platform in aviation with over 7000 assets being tracked daily.
24 06, 2019

Avionics Insight by Neill Fulbright

By |2019-06-24T14:13:23+00:00June 24th, 2019|Educational|

Believe it or not you have 6-months left to comply with ADS-B and 2020 mandates. While many of you have already picked out solutions and had them installed, roughly 40% of the active fleet has not. So, if you are a procrastinator or just want to learn about ADS-B expenses then this article is for you! For those who have not met me, my name is Neill Fulbright and I have been teaching and developing avionics programs for [...]

17 06, 2019

Top 10 Most Luxurious Helicopters In The World

By |2019-06-17T15:37:52+00:00June 17th, 2019|Educational|

For luxury helicopters, it’s all about high-end convenient air travel. But, which helicopters stand out from the crowd? Helicopters have come a long way since the Sikorsky’s VS-300, American’s first practical helicopter, hit the scene. From just another form of transportation, choppers have evolved into situation savers in the military, medical, and cargo fields. And, of course, their designs continue to vary. Some makes are well suited to perform the above functions efficiently, but for some, it’s all [...]

17 06, 2019

The 10 Best Single Engine Planes You Can Buy In 2019

By |2019-06-17T15:34:44+00:00June 17th, 2019|Educational|

Did you know that the Federal Aviation Administration provides services to 2.7 million airline passengers in the USA each day? If that reminder of airport overcrowding brings you out in a cold sweat, you may want to consider getting your own wings. Whether a private plane or a single-engine plane, more people are getting into personal air transportation than ever before. If you are one of these, take a look at the 10 best single-engine planes you can buy in [...]

14 06, 2019

What Is a VREF Expert Witness?

By |2019-06-14T21:26:43+00:00June 14th, 2019|Educational|

Sometimes, everything that can go wrong will at least according to Mr. Murphy. And sometimes, that lands you in litigation. The trouble is that the people responsible for hearing out your case don't have the context or experience necessary to make an informed decision. This is when a VREF expert witness can help you. Here's what they do and how they can further your case. What is a VREF Expert Witness? A VREF expert witness is someone who can help [...]

13 06, 2019

Buying Private Jets: 7 Facts to Know Before You Buy

By |2019-06-13T20:59:31+00:00June 13th, 2019|Educational|

The number of private jet service providers is estimated to increase by 4-7% over the next 12 quarters. Consequently, the customer base is expected to increase by 12-19% over the same period. As more flyers opt for private aviation services, those who have used private services in the past work towards cultivating a relationship with their previous service provider. If you’re planning on buying private jets for your aviation business, remember to adjust your customer acquisition dynamics to [...]

11 06, 2019

The Dos and Don’ts of Hiring Aircraft Appraisers

By |2019-06-11T21:15:39+00:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Having an aircraft appraisal done will cost you between $500 and $3,000 and some case much more. This depends on whether the aircraft appraiser will conduct a desktop or physical evaluation. The importance of an aircraft appraisal can’t be overemphasized, especially where there’s a financial transaction involved. Be sure to read on to learn more! What Does an Appraisal Entail? An aircraft appraisal is an objective opinion about the value of an aircraft. Aircraft appraisers are experts who [...]

10 06, 2019

6 Trends For The Global Airlines Industry

By |2019-06-10T16:28:02+00:00June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that over 2.7 million people fly in and out of American airports each day. Successful airlines are going to need to appeal to customers if they want to stay on top. And the easiest way to look appealing to customers is to have the most advanced services and benefits possible. There are plenty of airline industry trends that show that flights are only going to get more efficient and innovative. Are you interested [...]

10 06, 2019

The Biggest Private Jet News In 2019

By |2019-06-10T16:25:53+00:00June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Private Jet news has been on the front pages of business news and promises to continue with the streak for the rest of the year. Issues such as safety standards, valuation appraisals, Brexit, and the looming pilot shortage promise to be the significant events in the private jet news in 2019. Below are the top biggest private jet news to be aware of in 2019. 1. Aviation Appraisal The issue of ethics and transparency in private jet [...]

10 06, 2019

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Personal Use Aircraft in 2019?

By |2019-06-10T16:22:50+00:00June 10th, 2019|Educational|

If you're thinking about buying your first private airplane, you're probably full of questions about the process. How much does a personal use aircraft  cost? What should I expect in the form of operational costs? What is the difference between fixed costs and variable costs? It can seem a bit overwhelming at first, but we're here to answer those questions! How Much Does a Personal Use Aircraft  Cost? The cost or value of an aircraft depends on a [...]

10 06, 2019

5 Types Of Companies Using Air Charter Services

By |2019-06-10T16:15:36+00:00June 10th, 2019|Educational|

Did you know that journeys were taken by passengers in 2017? Planes are becoming more congested than ever before. Customers everywhere are considering how they can exit this rat race and travel with a degree more comfort. Perhaps you have wondered: just who does travel by private plane on a regular basis? Once you know this you can market to them. Check out our comprehensive list of 5 types of companies using air charter services. Government Agencies Government departments require [...]