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Oct. 21, 2010, Atlanta, Ga. – Conklin & de Decker has released the latest Aircraft Cost Evaluator for 2010, delivering the most up-to-date operating, benchmarking and ownership cost data available to the aviation industry.


October 21, 2010
By Melissa Damota

Oct. 21, 2010, Atlanta, Ga. – Conklin & de Decker has released the latest Aircraft Cost Evaluator for 2010, delivering the most up-to-date operating, benchmarking and ownership cost data available to the aviation industry. Aircraft Cost Evaluator is the most extensive operating cost database and is part of the family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products developed by Conklin & de Decker addressing more than 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft.

The Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE) is the ideal benchmarking tool and assists aircraft owners, operators, brokers and dealers with important side-by-side operating cost and performance comparisons. ACE helps users make critical decisions during these economic times on aircraft acquisitions whether they are downsizing to a smaller more economical asset or taking advantage of the market with a larger aircraft purchase or trade. The most extensive operating cost database, ACE is referred to as the industry standard and is currently used by AMSTAT, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Jet Traveler, Twin & Turbine, Executive & VIP Jets and World Aircraft Sales.

The 2010 Aircraft Cost Evaluator Volume II release has added more aircraft, including the new Hawker 800XPR, Clifford FJ44 Citations, Texas Turbines’ Supervan 900, Cirrus SR22T, Robinson R66 and the AS350B3 variants (2b & 2b1). This version also includes preliminary data for the Extra 500. In addition to the added aircraft a new fuel surcharge line item was added for Fractional Aircraft.

Fuel and maintenance costs have also been updated in this new ACE release, as well as the latest aircraft acquisition prices. Subscribers are reminded they can download the software from the Members Only section of the Conklin and de Decker website,

With ACE, users can quickly compare up to three aircraft side-by-side, edit nearly two dozen variables, change currencies, and change measurement units to customize reports allowing users to compare their local costs and salaries. A query function allows the user to narrow the selection to those that meet specific performance criteria. In addition, you can export your reports to Word, Excel and PDF with a click of a button.

“We have continued to expand and improve this product for more than 25 years and in today’s market, it is more important than ever to know more about your operating costs,” commented Bill de Decker, President of Conklin & de Decker. “This benchmarking tool gives owners and operators an easy and impartial way to compare their aircraft operating costs with the industry standard and can assist them with critical decisions on aircraft transactions,” added de Decker.

The price for the latest edition of Aircraft Cost Evaluator is $650 for Jets, $550 for Turboprops or Helicopters and $450 for the Piston database. Updated twice each year, the cost includes the original CD plus one free update. Handbooks are available for an additional $100 each. Discounts for multiple databases run from $100 to $300. Customized reports for individual aircraft can be special ordered for $75 per aircraft with a 20% discount for multiple aircraft. In addition, multiple user licenses are available.

For more information visit: www.conklindd.com


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