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Life Cycle Cost 2008 Volume II released

August 12, 2008  By Administrator

Aug. 12, 2008, Orleans, Ma. - Conklin & de Decker recently announced the new release of their innovative LIFE CYCLE COST 2008 Volume II.

Aug. 12, 2008, Orleans, Ma. –
Conklin & de Decker recently announced the new release of their
innovative LIFE CYCLE COST 2008 Volume II.  The most comprehensive and
easy to use Aircraft Budget and Financial analysis tool available, LIFE
CYCLE COST is part of a family of aircraft operating and acquisition
data products developed by Conklin & de Decker.

LIFE CYCLE COST provides extensive ownership and operating cost data
for more than 300 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft. 
Newly added aircraft in this edition include the Dassault Falcon 7X and
900LX, the new Beechcraft Premier II, Piper Cheyenne I, Mitsubishi
MU-2F, Mitsubishi MU-2J, Mitsubishi MU-2N, Cirrus SRV, Cirrus SRV G2,
Cirrus SRV G3, Cirrus SR20 G3, Cirrus SR22 G3 and Enstrom F-28F.   

The LIFE CYCLE COST budgeting and financial analysis software puts all
aspects of owning and operating an aircraft into one easy to use
program.  Aircraft acquisition costs, operating costs, taxes, the final
residual value and even revenues, if it is in commercial operations,
are all included in this updated tool. It will calculate budgets, after
tax cash flows and Net Present Values for periods from 12 months to 20

Users can quickly choose different methods of acquisition (lease,
finance, purchase, shared & fractional ownership), and then select
the type of operation (corporate, commercial or managed).  There are
also eight different tax-depreciation schedules, including a
user-defined schedule to choose from.  Based upon these user selections
the spreadsheet populates with preloaded operating costs as researched
by Conklin & de Decker.  In addition, scheduled maintenance costs
are preloaded to give the user the ability to see when and how much the
maintenance costs will be.  This preloaded data alone saves users
numerous hours of research.  The user can easily edit any of the
pre-loaded costs and quickly analyze different acquisition and
operating scenarios. 


Running LIFE CYCLE COST requires a Windows PC or Mac with Microsoft
Excel 97 or later. Databases options include Jets, Turboprops,
Helicopters, Pistons and the major US-based Fractional Ownership
programs. Prices for the software (delivered in the US/Canada) are $695
for the jets database, $550 for the turboprop or helicopter database
and $450 for the piston database. The Fractional database is free with
the purchase of any other Life Cycle Cost database. A Single Aircraft
version is also available. Users can specify from one to five aircraft
and pay for only those aircraft that they need – pricing is $225 for
the first aircraft, with a 20% discount when ordering more than one

Conklin & de Decker specializes in aviation research, consulting
and education with offices in Orleans, Massachusetts, Arlington, Texas
and Phoenix, Arizona.  Founded in 1984, the company focuses on fixed-
and rotary- wing aircraft operating cost, performance and specification
databases and maintenance management software. Conklin & de Decker
consults with numerous corporations, government agencies and aircraft
operators worldwide on financial management, fleet planning, market
research and aviation tax issues. In addition, Conklin & de Decker
deliver valuable industry seminars regarding finance, cost, tax and
management subjects. More information on their products and services,
copies of published articles, and a unique “Members Only” section can
be found on their website, www.conklindd.com.


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