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Conklin & De Decker Offers Extensive Course Line-up at 2008 HELI-EXPO

Dec. 10, 2007, Orleans, MA – Conklin & de Decker will offer five different courses in affiliation with the upcoming Heli-Expo to be held in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 24 - 26, 2008.


December 10, 2007
By Corrie

Dec. 10, 2007, Orleans, MA – Conklin & de Decker recently announced they will offer five different courses in affiliation with the upcoming Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo to be held in Houston, Texas, on February 24 – 26, 2008.

For fifteen years, Conklin & de Decker has worked with HAI to provide multiple educational workshops focused on helicopter maintenance, operations, management, tax and insurance topics in concurrence with the annual HAI Heli-Expo convention.

The 2008 line-up of courses offered before and after the Heli-Expo includes:


Helicopter Operators & Management Course

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 Bill de Decker

Date & Location: February 19-24 * Houston, Texas
Lead Instructor: Bill de Decker – President and co-founder of Conklin & de Decker
The Helicopter Operator Management Course is an intensive, five and a-half day course designed to give new or current managers of civil helicopter operations the management skills needed for success in today's highly demanding and complex operating environment. A case study will be used.

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 Brandon Battles

Helicopter Maintenance Management Course

Date & Location: February 20-23 * Houston, Texas
Lead Instructor: Brandon Battles – Vice-President Conklin & de Decker
The Helicopter Maintenance Management Course is designed to give the new or prospective maintenance manager the skills necessary to better control the complex factors that contribute to maintenance operation costs. This IA-Approved course will focus on the principles of management, job costing, financial management, inventory management, management information systems and regulatory issues.

Tax & Insurance Course for Commercial Operators

Date & Location: February 23 * Houston, Texas
Lead Instructor: Nel Stubbs – Vice-President Conklin & de Decker
The course topics will range from the operators’ perspectives of current tax problems to developing strategies that address those problems, to surviving a tax audit. Each session will consist of presentations by industry experts followed by questions and answers between the participants and speakers.

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Defining Direct Operating Costs

Date & Location: February 27-28 * Houston, Texas
Lead Instructor: Brandon Battles – Vice-President Conklin & de Decker
The course is designed for management personnel that deal with or have the responsibility for controlling operating costs as they relate to helicopter operations. Managers from accounting, maintenance, inventory, operations, and others would find this course helpful in their effort to manage or understand operating costs.


Advanced Helicopter Operators & Management Course


Date & Location: February 27-29 * Houston, Texas
Lead Instructor: Bill de Decker – President and co-founder of Conklin & de Decker
The Advanced Helicopter Operator Course is an intensive, three-day course designed to help experienced managers of civil helicopter operations improve their management skills. This workshop focuses on understanding and applying information and techniques that are essential to success in today's ever more demanding and complex operating environment.

For more information and to register for these courses please call HAI at +1-703-683-4646 or go to the Heli-Expo 2008 site at www.heliexpo.com .  You can learn more about Conklin & de Decker at this year’s Heli-Expo booth # 1930.

Conklin and de Decker is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Orleans, Massachusetts, Arlington, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. The company founded in 1984, focuses on fixed- and rotary- wing aircraft operating costs, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues, and financial, tax and management seminars.  Conklin & de Decker consults with numerous individuals, corporations and government agencies on fleet planning, ownership structures, tax planning, cost & budget analysis and financial planning, worldwide. More information on their products and services, copies of articles published, and a unique “Members Only” section can be found on their website, www.conklindd.com .


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