Conklin & de Decker release 2008 Life Cycle Cost

January 03, 2008
life_bigJan. 3, 2008, Orleans, MA - Conklin & de Decker recently announced the new release of their innovative LIFE CYCLE COST 2008 Volume 1.  The most comprehensive and easy to use aircraft budget 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 2008 edition include the Sierra Industries’ Citation models FJ44 Stallion, Eagle II, Super II, and Super SII, the Pilatus PC-12 Next Generation, the Agusta Westland AW119Ke helicopter, and the Cessna 172 Turbo Diesel.   

The LIFE CYCLE COST budgeting 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 budgeting tool. 

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).  Then there are 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. The preloaded data alone saves users numerous hours of research. The user can easily edit any of the pre-loaded costs and utilize the Budget Analysis Tool to display a 12-month summary of all costs and revenues making it simple to create an annual budget.

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 that one aircraft.

Conklin & 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 cost, 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.  For more information on their products and services please go to www.conklindd.com

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