8 01, 2024

Expected Aircraft Deliveries & Related Updates In 2024

By |2024-01-08T12:14:20-06:00January 8th, 2024|Educational|

Anticipating expected aircraft deliveries in 2024? You’re not the only one. According to Honeywell’s Global Business Aviation Outlook, about 8,500 new business jets are expected to be delivered from 2024 to 2033. And, in case you were wondering, the cost of those jets totals close to $278 billion. Learn more about what’s expected to hit the aviation market in 2024. Contact us today for aviation appraisals. 5 Fast Facts About Aviation In 2024 Why are aircraft manufacturers rushing [...]

8 01, 2024

What To Know About Buying A Jet With Damage History

By |2024-01-08T11:13:05-06:00January 8th, 2024|Educational|

Are you in the market for a jet? As you’re evaluating different aircraft, you may see that many have them have some sort of damage history. And the reality is…Many of the aircraft listed on the market will have those records. Any aircraft without damage history will be sold quickly and most likely, off-market. So how do you avoid buying a jet with damage history? You don’t necessarily. Instead, you need to know that in a hot market, [...]

5 01, 2024

Piper Comanche PA-24-26

By |2024-01-05T10:54:20-06:00January 5th, 2024|Educational|

Piper Aircraft Piper Aircraft began fine-tuning a more aerodynamic aircraft design in the early 1920s. Made popular by the Spirit of St. Louis, their initial monoplane with less drag made the first successful non-stop transatlantic flight. After seeing it capable of flying from New York to Paris across the Atlantic, everyone wanted to try its design and copy its success. Gordon and C. Gilbert Taylor teamed up to create their own version under Taylor Brothers Aircraft Company. However, [...]

5 01, 2024

Aviat Husky A-1

By |2024-01-05T10:28:26-06:00January 5th, 2024|Educational|

Aviat Aircraft Reuel, Ivan, and Spencer Call began working in 1939 on an aircraft made for farmers, ranchers, and hunters to have easier access to the land around them. This aircraft was to be small and designed to maneuver the mostly flat but rugged Intermountain Rockies around them. However, because of essential war efforts taking place, the materials to bring their first aircraft to life proved to be challenging. After the war, the team produced a low-wing taildragger, [...]

14 11, 2023

Why Pre-Owned Aircraft Are So Sought After

By |2023-11-14T10:08:51-06:00November 14th, 2023|Educational|

If you’re like many others plugged into the aircraft community, you may be wondering why pre-owned aircraft are so sought after lately. There isn’t a singular reason why the aircraft industry is so hot. However, among a few reasons, it includes huge aircraft manufacturer announcements, trends in businesses, ongoing industry struggles, and beyond. Continue reading for guidance through why pre-owned aircraft are so sought after and similar relevant updates. Need an aircraft appraisal? Contact us today. What’s Going [...]

14 11, 2023

Introducing the New Cessna Citation and Upcoming Interior Changes

By |2023-11-14T09:51:52-06:00November 14th, 2023|Educational|

Cessna Aircraft, designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation, is causing quite a buzz in the industry by announcing its newest Cessna Citation models. Along with aircraft announcements, the Wichita-based brand also welcomes several other exciting upcoming changes. From new technology and partnerships to added luxuries and beyond, these are the next best additions coming to Cessna Aircraft. Comparing new versus pre-owned aircraft? Join VREF Online for more information. What To Know About Cessna Aviation’s Latest Announcements Including The [...]

6 11, 2023

Cessna Turbo Stationair T206H

By |2023-11-06T14:34:15-06:00November 6th, 2023|Educational|

Cessna By Textron Aviation Cessna’s founder Clyde V. Cessna became inspired to create aircraft while watching an airshow in 1911. With experience as a mechanic and auto salesman, Clyde built his first aircraft with a kit from Queens Airplane Company in the Bronx. Over time, Clyde became a fairly proficient pilot. In 1916, Clyde got the opportunity to use a space for his aircraft dreams rent-free with one condition – any new aircraft he made had to [...]

6 11, 2023

Beechcraft King Air 350

By |2023-11-06T14:07:03-06:00November 6th, 2023|Educational|

Beechcraft Aircraft Founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1932, the Beech Aircraft Corporation started up during the Great Depression and just before World War II began. Founder and President, Walter Beech, led Beechcraft until he died in 1950. Before Walter’s unexpected passing, his wife Olive Ann Beech worked with him as the company’s secretary and treasurer. Following his death, she became acting President, which was hard for many people to accept at the time. However, Olive held that [...]

4 10, 2023

FAQs Answered From An ASA Accredited Appraiser Specializing In New And Used Aircraft Markets

By |2023-10-04T13:02:47-05:00October 4th, 2023|Educational|

After years of experience specializing in new and used aircraft markets, you better believe ASA Accredited Appraisers in aviation have seen it all. There’s an old saying that goes, “You could put 10 appraisers in a room, and you’d simply end up with 10 opinions.” And while there may be some truth to this, ultimately, people want to know who’s right and who’s wrong. So when it comes down to it, who is to say which opinion is [...]

4 10, 2023

Top 11 Fastest Single-Pilot Aircraft

By |2023-10-04T12:47:07-05:00October 4th, 2023|Educational|

What do you envision when you picture the fastest single-pilot aircraft in the world? Whether you’re interested in range, luxurious amenities, or configuration for business travel, many of the fastest single-pilot aircraft combine them all to make flying an incredible experience. If money were no object and because we’re dreaming big, this is our list of the top 11 fastest single-pilot aircraft on the market. Need an aircraft appraisal? VREF has been your aviation appraisal partner since 1994. [...]

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