Web tool evaluates ownership costs

 - October 5, 2008, 6:40 AM

Starting next week, Conklin & de Decker (Booth No. 4734) will provide Aircraft Cost Evaluator reports for a single aircraft via its Web site. The reports cost $75 for jets and $50 for turboprops, pistons and helicopters, with a 20-percent discount if a customer purchases more than one report. Customers will have 60 days from the date of purchase to review the reports, which provide up-to-date aircraft cost and performance data.

The company also announced that it released the 2008 Volume II Aircraft Cost Evaluator software. The entire database now contains information about more than 490 aircraft, including the newly added Hawker Beechcraft Premier II, Dassault Falcon 900LX, Cirrus SR22-G3 and SRVG3, Piper Matrix, Enstrom F28-F, Piper Cheyenne I, Mitsubishi MU-2K and MU-2P. The software also makes navigation simpler, the company said. Customers can compare aircraft side-by-side, edit variables, change currencies and measurement units to customize reports and query specific performance data.

In other news, Conklin & de Decker will host its ninth Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar in Scottsdale, Ariz., on December 3 and 4. The seminar helps aviation professionals develop a plan for acquiring an aircraft or changing their fleet. Topics include financing, tax and depreciation issues, insurance, and aircraft valuation and appraisals.

Visitors to the Conklin & de Decker booth can enter a contest to win a free portable GPS receiver.