9 10, 2019

Why You Need a Pre-Buy Aircraft Inspection

By |2019-10-09T15:39:29+00:00October 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

You can buy a plane without doing a pre-buy or pre-purchase, but that doesn't mean you should. When you start shopping for an aircraft, it's easy to fall in love with something and let your passion for the plane take hold. You've got to be smart, though, because buying an aircraft is a big purchase on multiple levels. Buyers often rush into a purchase for fear of losing out on the plane to someone else. That doesn't mean [...]

8 10, 2019

The Aircraft Acquisition Process Explained And the Secrets to Buying an Aircraft

By |2019-10-09T14:09:39+00:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

So here are some tips and secrets. If you've been entertaining the notion of jet-setting in your private plane, we understand the appeal. You can avoid the lines, the wait, and the hassle of regular air travel. Just think, no more security, no more screaming babies, no more cramped seats. You get the picture. Buying an airplane comes with a great deal of freedom and planning. Owning your aircraft, whether big or small, will allow you to travel [...]

8 10, 2019

Featured Executive Aircraft: The Embraer Phenom 300

By |2019-10-08T20:37:54+00:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Embraer Phenom 300 broke the mold of the light business jet when it was introduced in 2009. Embraer, the Brazilian aerospace manufacturer, responded to requests from its customers for a larger jet (bigger than the Phenom 100) with great success. Since 2012, the Phenom 300 has accounted for more than half of the light jet's market share! Read on to learn more about how the Phenom 300 stands out from its competition in the light jet industry! Increased Capacity [...]

1 10, 2019

Jet Setting Celebrities and Notable CEO’s That Own Luxury Private Jets

By |2019-10-01T15:33:46+00:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Approximately half of all of the world's private jets are owned by citizens of the US. Is it celebrities with private planes which make up a large portion of that statistic? Or is it mainly CEOs with access to a company jet?  Who are the celebrities who own private planes? Who are the company executives jet setting around the globe on the company plane?  From the rich and famous Hollywood celebs to the well-known CEOs, read more to find out [...]

29 08, 2019

VREF Value Vector Newsletter 3rd Quarter 2019

By |2019-08-29T14:13:43+00:00August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

VREF Value Vector Newsletter 3rdQuarter 2019 The summer is quickly coming to an end, and we are preparing for the rollout of our new VREF platform. By the time this newsletter has gone to print, many of you will have gotten a sneak peek, or even participated in our initial beta testing. What began a year ago as a complicated project is now heading into the completion of Phase 1. VREF's new platform will be the benchmark for [...]

25 08, 2019

Current Airplane Prices For 10 of Today’s Most Popular New & Used Aircraft

By |2019-08-25T18:01:27+00:00August 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The cost of a new aircraft continues to rise with increased costs of labor along with the increased expense in components and raw materials. Commercial passengers often complain about the price of tickets to their travel destination, but those who are fortunate enough to charter a plane or buy one for the first time, are paying even more to avoid the dreaded security line. Airplane prices vary based on several factors, including size, passenger capacity, equipment, in-flight entertainment, amenities, [...]

15 08, 2019

Inadequate Physical Security Leads to Potential Cyber Threat By Eric Puype, Esq., CPP, PCI

By |2019-08-15T21:26:53+00:00August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What comes to mind when you think of a malicious actor conducting a cyberattack?  Do you think of a person behind a laptop in a dark room located in some distant city trying to penetrate a network through known vulnerabilities created by weak security protocols?  I bet you don’t think of someone trying to gain access to an airport, its hangers, or aircraft, for the purpose of conducting a cyberattack on an airplane's avionics.  Well, you should, as [...]

12 08, 2019

American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Appraisal Methodology Guide

By |2019-08-12T16:26:56+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

An appraisal is an opinion of value, and it can be verbal or written. The truth is when it comes to appraising aircraft, the quality of the report is based on several factors, but what you are paying for is that appraisers experience. Hire the wrong appraiser, and your dreams of owning an aircraft will come to an end. Experience is not something you can google or research. It is only earned through decades of hard work and [...]

9 07, 2019

Fly High With These 7 Must Know Airline Industry Trends for 2019

By |2019-07-09T18:43:15+00:00July 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

No business exists in a vacuum. Social trends, economic shifts, and technological advancements can have a major impact, and the aviation industry is no exception. Whether you're primarily focused on freight or passengers, knowing what's ahead can help you keep up and plan for a successful future. Here's a peek into the airline industry trends we expect to continue throughout the rest of 2019. Airline Industry Trends in 2019 Whether you're trying to keep up with your competitors or find [...]