7 06, 2019

Future Jets: 8 Things You Need to Know about Electric Planes

By |2019-06-07T14:42:24+00:00June 7th, 2019|Educational|

The future of jets is electric! That's right, the electric plane is the future jet. Just as we've watched electric cars make a rise to the top, we'll soon see the same happen with airplanes. Although this might seem like a new idea to many people, it's actually not. Electric planes have been in the making for quite some time now. Electric flight, first tested in the 1800s, has kept the innovations coming. Thanks to technology and battery [...]

7 06, 2019

VREF Releases 2nd Annual 15-Year Residual Value Forecast for In-Production Aircraft

By |2019-06-07T14:39:50+00:00June 7th, 2019|Press Release|

CHICAGO, IL, USA, June 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- VREF Aircraft Value Reference, Appraisal & Litigation Consulting Services the leading provider of aircraft valuations for the aviation industry, continues its 25th Anniversary celebration by releasing its 2nd Annual 15-Year Residual Forecast for in production aircraft including piston fixed-wing, turbine fixed-wing, business jets and helicopters. The forecast provides VREF Subscribers with a residual value outlook for all in production aircraft and the data reinforces the latest opinions of VREF management [...]

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 [...]

3 06, 2019

6 Most Expensive Aircraft in the World Right Now

By |2019-06-03T14:40:31+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Educational|

Owning a plane is expensive, to say the least. Even a small plane can cost at least $200 per hour. But as the saying goes, go big or go home. If you're looking to travel like never before, keep reading as we list the six most expensive aircrafts in the world right now. 1. Air Force One: $3.9 Billion President Trump reached a deal early last year to revamp Air Force One, making it the (soon-to-be) most expensive [...]

3 06, 2019

7 Key Factors Affecting a Used Airplane Valuation

By |2019-06-03T14:36:44+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Educational|

Are you looking to sell your private plane? Just like selling a house or a car, you'll have the most success if you price it right. Also, like a house or a car, the value can depend on multiple factors like age, upkeep, and condition. Learn about the factors in an aircraft's value to consider when pricing and selling your plane. 1. Engine Hours The number of hours on an engine is one of the biggest things to [...]

30 05, 2019

How Do Engines Affect Airplane Values?

By |2019-05-30T14:24:09+00:00May 30th, 2019|Educational|

A major appraisal component for aircrafts is something you can't tell from first glance. Whether you're comparing Air Force One to a Beechcraft, engine quality is crucial for airplane values. When you drive that new shiny car off the lot, maintaining its engine's upkeep is at your sole discretion. A lot of us enjoy washing the outside every weekend but are maybe driving around with the oil light on. It ends up not mattering much anyway. Prospective buyers are more concerned about door dings and smell before asking about the [...]

30 05, 2019

A simple guide on how to conduct an aircraft valuation

By |2019-06-03T14:35:07+00:00May 30th, 2019|Educational|

People think shopping for a car is tough, but shopping for a plane is on a whole other level. And, if you're new to aviation, there's a lot of that can get tricky. Do you know about aircraft valuation? Don't let the buying process get the best of you, read this quick guide before you start shopping! Aircraft Valuation Things To Consider Just because it has wings, an engine, and is reasonably priced it doesn't mean it's the plane [...]

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 [...]