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Conklin & de Decker release Aircraft Cost Evaluator 2013 Volume II

Oct. 22, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Conklin & de Decker has released the Aircraft Cost Evaluator 2013 Volume II, delivering the most up-to-date benchmarking, operating, and ownership cost data available to the aviation industry. Aircraft Cost Evaluator is the flagship product from Conklin & de Decker’s (Booth #N5314) family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products that address more than 550 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft.

October 23, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

The Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE) is the ideal benchmarking tool that provides aircraft owners, operators, brokers and dealers with important side-by-side operating cost, specification and performance comparisons. ACE enables users to make critical decisions on aircraft acquisitions whether they are downsizing to a smaller asset or upgrading to a larger aircraft purchase or trade. 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 Aircraft Cost Evaluator 2013 Volume II release includes ten more aircraft, including the new Bombardier Challenger 350, Learjets 70 and 75, Dassault Falcon 2000LXS, Nextant 400XTi, Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Bell 412EPI, Agusta Westland AW119Kx, Cessna 182JT-A, Cirrus SR22 G5. Conklin & de Decker continues to expand its database with the latest aircraft and every ACE release contains updated fuel costs, maintenance parts & labor costs, and all the data necessary for SEC reporting.

ACE Subscribers have free access to Conklin & de Decker’s online reference tool, AircraftPedia™ which includes over 2,800 aircraft drawings and historical biographies on various aircraft models. The recently updated drawings can easily be exported into presentations or proposals and the historical information is a great reference tool for any aviation professional.

In addition, ACE subscribers gain access to ACE – On the Go!™, a web interface that provides ACE information via any browser, including mobile devices, at no additional cost.  ACE – On the Go! delivers easy access to cost information anytime, anywhere, without downloading and installing any software first. 


“Business aircraft owners and operators are always looking for ways to operate more efficiently,” commented David Wyndham, Vice President and co-owner of Conklin & de Decker. “Keeping a current subscription to ACE is the best way to accurately and impartially benchmark your aircraft operating costs with the industry standard, as well as, assist you with any critical decisions on aircraft transactions,” added Wyndham.

ACE subscribers can save time and shipping costs by downloading the latest software from the Members Only section of the Conklin & 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 comparisons of local costs and salaries. A query function allows the user to narrow the selection to those that meet specific performance criteria. In addition, reports can easily be exported to Word, Excel, PDF, and others, with a click of a button.

The price for the latest edition of Aircraft Cost Evaluator is $795 for Jets, $625 for Turboprops or Helicopters and $475 for the Piston database. In addition, multiple user licenses are available for $200. Updated twice each year, the annual subscription includes the original CD plus one free update and access to ACE – On the Go! and AircraftPedia. Handbooks are available for an additional $100 each. There is a 10% discount for multiple databases. Customized reports for individual aircraft can be special ordered for $100 per aircraft for jets and $75 per aircraft for turboprops, helicopters and $50 for pistons, with a 10% discount for multiple aircraft orders


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