10 10, 2018

VREF Releases Aircraft Analytic Charting Tools at NBAA-BACE 2018

By | 2018-10-10T18:28:24+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Press Release|

Aviation's Most Trusted Value Reference Guide VREF Releases First of its kind aircraft trader and broker tools for charting and comparing indexes, commodities and economic data to aircraft historical data CHICAGO, IL, USA, October 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2018 VREF Releases Aircraft Analytic Charting Tools at NBAA-BACE 2018 VREF Aircraft Reference Value & Appraisal Services, Aviation’s Most Trusted Valuation Guide, in yet another first for the aviation market, released its Analytic Charting [...]

8 10, 2018

James Brown’s 1965 Learjet 23 cost $713,000 in 1966

By | 2018-10-08T21:27:27+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Educational|

Do you know why James Brown was always saying, “I feeeeel Good!” ? It’s because he rode everywhere in a Learjet. The Lear was one of many aircraft James owned. James Brown was a long time aviator. In fact, he was the previous owner of the Beech H18 aircraft that Otis Redding was killed in. And one of his dreams was to get to fly aboard the Airbus A380 before he died. When Brown purchased this Learjet with aircraft [...]

5 10, 2018

VREF Market Update June 2018

By | 2018-10-05T15:33:25+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The first Quarter is behind us, and it is less then a month to EBACE. It’s hard to believe that the first half of the year is just about behind us. Just like the temperatures starting rise, aviation is also getting hot or should we say warmer? Activity levels are up, which means there are more active buyers and inventory levels in many categories are trending down. It's the best news many of us have heard in a [...]

5 10, 2018

Vref Market Leader Newsletter 2018 Vol 2 Spring

By | 2018-10-05T15:30:40+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Newsletter, Uncategorized|

It's the first day of Spring and Agusta National is in full bloom and with warmer weather promising to arrive I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to both introduce my self and provide you with an outlook of what to expect from Vref in the months to come. As I sit behind my desk with a full week under my belt as the new President of Vref there are many things I want to discuss, but [...]

1 10, 2018

VREF Market Leader Newsletter August 2018

By | 2018-10-01T21:13:03+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Newsletter|

  VREF Market Leader Newsletter August 2018 It’s August and like the weather in most of the United States, Aviation is hot. The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 attendance was higher than anticipated; a whopping 601,000 people entered the gates at Wittman Regional Airport (2% higher than last year).  It was so packed even the over flow parking lots were full mid-week. Excitement was in the air, and it is very exciting news that just about every major manufacturer [...]

25 09, 2018

Bill Lear: The Learjet and the 8-Track Audio Player

By | 2018-09-25T19:13:47+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Educational|

Most people have heard of the Learjet and the 8-track audio cassette, but few associate the two together. Bill Lear was the designer of the Lear Jet executive jet airplane, inventor of the 8-track stereo, and patented several car radios. He was a true pioneer, and visionary. VREF continues to value his products decades after they were first introduced and placed into service and countless others have dedicated their own career to maintaining, operating and piloting Bill’s inventions. [...]

21 09, 2018

Fun Aviation Facts that you probably don’t know!

By | 2018-09-21T18:57:07+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Did you know... 1919 KLM is the world's oldest airline, established in 1919 1920 Qantas is the world's second oldest airline, established in 1920 USD$40,000 In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by removing 1 olive from each salad served in first class 37 seconds An aircraft takes off or lands every 37 seconds at Chicago O’Hare's International Airport Wingspan The wing-span of the A380 is longer than the aircraft itself. Wingspan is 80m, the length is 72.7m $700 [...]

14 09, 2018

The Importance of Getting an Aircraft Appraisal for Your Plane

By | 2018-09-14T19:19:38+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Educational|

The Importance of Getting an Aircraft Appraisal for Your Plane If you haven't seen an aircraft appraiser yet, it should be your next priority. Keep reading to learn why getting an aircraft appraisal is so important. Keyword(s): aircraft appraisal If you own a plane and haven't had an aircraft appraisal, getting one done should be a high priority. Whether you're choosing an insurance policy for your aircraft, refinancing a loan, or trying to determine the value of a [...]

13 09, 2018

VREF & air.one join forces to bring VREF Value Reports to the consumer in a first for the aviation market.

By | 2018-09-13T14:34:19+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Press Release|

In a first for the aviation market, thanks to the innovative teams at VREF and air.one, aircraft brokers, buyer’s agents and private buyers will be able to purchase, direct from the point of sale, a comprehensive evaluation report based on the listed aircraft’s actual component status and installed equipment. The report contains crucial information for a potential buyer or seller including ownership history, incident and damage history, market trends, and model specific historical value data. The VREF Verified [...]