Conklin & de Decker Release Aircraft Cost Evaluator 17.1

Conklin & de Decker announces the latest 17.1 release of its Aircraft Cost Evaluator, the industry standard for benchmarking operating and ownership costs for more than 550 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft. As the flagship product from the Conklin & de Decker family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products, this Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE) release includes access to ACE Online at no additional fee.

Aircraft Cost Evaluator, with its mobile ACE Online feature, is the ideal solution for aircraft owners, operators, brokers and dealers that need to make important side-by-side operating cost, specification and performance comparisons. ACE enables users to make critical decisions regarding aircraft acquisitions and is currently used by AMSTAT, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Jet Traveler, Twin & Turbine, Executive & VIP Jets and AvBuyer magazine.

New features in this release include:

  • New aircraft:
  • Jets: Cessna Citation Longitude; Embraer Phenom 100EV
  • Turboprops: Piaggio Avanti EVO
  • Helicopters: Airbus H215 C1
  • Pistons: Cirrus SR20 G6, SR22 G6 and SR22T G6
  • Thousands of costs and data points updated, including fixed costs and maintenance costs
  • Recalculated and updated performance data for numerous models
  • Additional aircraft images to AircraftPediaTM in the Aviation Resource Library.

The latest Aircraft Cost Evaluator software continues to allow comparisons of up to three (3) different aircraft in a single report, no matter what aircraft type is being compared, while ACE Online allows comparisons of up to six (6) aircraft. Once the analysis is completed, the easy-to-read comparison report can quickly be emailed as a pdf file. As Conklin & de Decker continues to expand its databases with the latest aircraft, every ACE release contains updated fuel costs, maintenance parts and labor costs, and all the necessary data for SEC reporting.

As an added benefit, ACE subscribers have access to Conklin & de Decker’s online reference tool, the Aviation Resource Library, that provides quick access to more tools and information, such as:

  • fuel and maintenance costs
  • fleet plan checklist
  • helicopter seating chart
  • max range at long range cruise
  • aircraft alias’
  • engine installation summaries
  • and the aircraft CO2 calculator.

ACE subscribers also have access to AircraftPedia™ that includes over 2,900 aircraft drawings and historical biographies on various aircraft models. The recently expanded drawings can easily be exported into presentations or proposals.

“Aircraft owners and operators today need the right tools to benchmark their costs and compare aircraft accurately, and the Aircraft Cost Evaluator is only trusted solution with thousands of satisfied users and a 30+ year track record,” says David Wyndham, president and co-owner of Conklin & de Decker. “As our aircraft market and associated operating costs continue to fluctuate, it is crucial to have quick access to the latest cost data.”

With the latest ACE software, users can also 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 17.1 release of Aircraft Cost Evaluator is $825 for Jets, $675 for Turboprops or Helicopters, and $495 for the Piston database. In addition, multiple-user licenses are available for $200. Updated twice each year, the annual subscription includes one free update and access to ACE Online and the Aircraft Resource Library. 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. ACE subscribers can save time and shipping costs by downloading the latest software from the Members Only section of the Conklin & de Decker website.

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