Aviation research, consulting and education specialist Conklin & de Decker has released the latest of its Life Cycle Cost 2011 software tools. Life Cycle Cost provides owners, operators, flight department managers and aircraft consultants with extensive ownership and operating cost data for more than 380 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft.
The software is part of a family of aircraft operating and acquisition products developed by the Orleans, Mass.-based firm and it puts all cost aspects of owning and operating an aircraft into a single program.
New features to enhance and make the budgeting process more complete include: 100 percent bonus depreciation tax calculation; updated fuel surcharges that make charter projections more accurate; 12 additional aircraft added to the database; and updated fuel and maintenance costs, as well as aircraft acquisition prices. Other features include the ability to edit maintenance costs or add data, show managed aircraft with or without supplemental charter, name your own “other” cost-per-hour and “other” cost-per-year categories.
Prices for the Life Cycle Cost software (delivered in the U.S. and Canada) are $695 for the jets database, $550 for turboprops or helicopters and $450 for the piston database. 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-percent discount when ordering more than one aircraft.
Conklin & de Decker is demonstrating its newest Life Cycle Cost program here at its booth (No. 920).