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 [...]

6 06, 2019

Top 8 Fastest Helicopters in the World

By |2019-06-06T21:11:02+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The world’s first helicopter, the VS-300, in 1939 was only airborne for a few seconds before crashing down. Yet the VS-300 became the standard for helicopter manufacturing across the world. Helicopters have come a long way since then. Read on for a list of 7 of the world's fastest helicopters. 1. Mil Mi-26 (Halo) This Russian transport helicopter is used by both civilians and the military. It is the largest helicopter that has ever made it into series production. It [...]

5 06, 2019

Zilberbrand and Dufour Expand VREF Staff and Specialties

By |2019-06-05T14:16:14+00:00June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

VREF Aircraft Value Reference, Appraisal & Litigation Consulting Services the leading provider of aircraft valuations for the aviation industry, continues its 25thAnniversary celebration by adding more staff and specialties to its management team to meet the needs of business.   VREF has been expanding its specialty expertise’s, which now includes aviation cyber security, airport security, avionics, avionics security, and ground equipment appraisal and Litigation consulting. “Offering expertise, consulting and appraisal work related to cyber security and avionics is [...]

29 05, 2019

How to Know When It’s Time for a Private Jet Upgrade

By |2019-05-29T20:20:20+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you've got a private jet, congrats. You're one of a very select few people who do. Having a private jet is a unique joy. Skipping TSA security checks, avoiding cramped quarters, and traveling on your own schedule are all perks that justify any expenditure. But what if your experience is lacking? It might be time for a private jet upgrade. If you're thinking it's time to revamp your jet but aren't sure, look no further. Here are [...]

29 05, 2019

What Private Jet Has the Lowest Fuel Consumption Rate?

By |2019-05-29T20:04:54+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you think it costs a lot to fill up your car's gas tank, then can you imagine the average cost to fill a jet? Fuel consumption rate matters! If you're in the market for a new private jet, then you need to know the importance of this critical jet feature. Are you ready to get all the details about fuel consumption? Then keep reading to find out! Fuel Consumption Rate: Why Does it Matter? Why should you [...]

2 05, 2019

What Is the Best Personal Aircraft to Buy in 2019?

By |2019-05-02T20:37:31+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

When buying an aircraft for personal use, there is a litany of factors that will go into your decision-making. Whether your intentions are to take day trips for the weekend or intercontinental excursions, finding the best personal aircraft to meet these needs will come at wildly different price points. In addition, the number of passengers and on-going costs for the aircraft can affect your decision. Keep reading for a VREF  breakdown of various examples for the best personal [...]

22 04, 2019

How Regular Maintenance Can Preserve Your Small Plane Investment

By |2019-04-22T15:49:25+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

According to Investopedia and VREF, an small piston aircraft can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $300,000, depending on the make, model, and features  of the plane. But before you buy yourself a small plane, you need to make sure you know about all the costs of a plane and how to maintain your plane, so check out our useful guide now. How Much Does an Airplane Cost? The upfront cost of a light aircraft depends on what type of [...]