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Conklin & De Decker upgrades Aircraft Cost Evaluator for 2008

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Conklin & De Decker upgrades Aircraft Cost Evaluator for 2008

Conklin & de Decker has launched the 2008 Volume I AIRCRAFT COST EVALUATOR software making it even easier to compare operating costs for more than 460 business aircraft models.


April 3, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

April 3, 2008, Orleans, MA – Conklin & de Decker has launched the
2008 Volume I AIRCRAFT COST EVALUATOR software making it even easier to
compare operating costs for more than 460 business aircraft models. 
This aircraft operating cost benchmarking tool is part of a family of
aircraft acquisition and management data products created by Conklin
& de Decker and is now available with numerous reporting format
options.

The 2008 release of the Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE) has a fresh new
look that includes a new tool bar and report writer program that
provides export capability to a variety of formats including Adobe
Acrobat®, Microsoft Word®, Excel®, Crystal Reports and HTML.  In
addition, this new ACE release has been updated with revised fixed cost
assumptions and fuel price averages.

The Aircraft Cost Evaluator has been referred to as the industry
standard and is now used by AMSTAT, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes,
The Robb Report, and Business Jet Traveler.  The most extensive
operating cost database, ACE covers hundreds of jets, turboprops,
helicopters and piston aircraft.  16 new aircraft have been added to
the 2008 release including the new Embraer Phenom 100, 300 and Lineage
1000 aircraft along with the Pilatus PC-12 Next Generation and the
Sierra Industry modified Cessna Citations I and II to name just a few.
 
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.

“We continue to look for ways to make this an easier tool to use for
evaluating various aircraft operating costs,” commented Bill de Decker,
President of Conklin & de Decker.  “This release will save users
time by making it easier to navigate the database and create reports in
almost any format.”

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The price for the latest edition of Aircraft Cost Evaluator is $625 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 $60
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.