NBAA Convention News

Conklin & de Decker Upgrades Offers, Awards Scholarship

 - October 31, 2012, 10:10 AM
Nicole Lordemann

Aviation research, consulting and education company Conklin & de Decker (Booth No. 4620) has been busy during this year’s NBAA Convention. The 25-year-old company released its 2012 Aircraft Cost Evaluator, Volume II at the show, which includes 10 additional aircraft, and introduced the AircraftPedia online reference tool, available to the company’s ACE subscribers as a free add-on. AircraftPedia contains more than 2,800 drawings and historical biographies of various aircraft. Additionally, ACE subscribers now can access ACE–On the Go!, a software-independent Web-based interface that can be accessed through any browser or Internet-enabled device.

While at the convention Conklin & de Decker, Inc. celebrated the awarding of the 5th annual Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship to Kansas State University airport management major Nicole Lordemann. The dean’s list senior is the vice president of her Women in Aviation, International chapter, a Girl Scout volunteer and a pilot. “Nicole has an impressive business aviation spirit and hunger to succeed,” said Bill de Decker, president and co-founder of Conklin & de Decker and longtime friend of Alan Conklin, for whom the scholarship was named.

Finally, the company has received Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accreditation for its upcoming 13th Annual Aircraft Acquisition and Planning Seminar, to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz., on December 5 and 6. The two-day seminar is currently submitted for NBAA approval that would allow attendees to receive Professional Development Program credit from the organization, as well.