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Conklin & de Decker Updates Maintenance Programs

 - February 29, 2016, 9:20 AM

Conklin & de Decker (Booth 5935) has released the latest edition of its Life Cycle Cost software, Release 16.1, which now incorporates the data and five-year condensed format option from the Aircraft Cost Analysis program that Conklin & de Decker acquired from Sam Miller in 2014. The five-year condensed report allows users to run a comparison of three different aircraft side-by-side or the same aircraft, but using three different acquisition forms.

Life Cycle Cost features ownership and operating cost data for more than 460 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston-powered airplanes. Version 16.1 includes more than 7,000 updated aircraft cost points, among them fuel costs, crew salaries, aircraft inspections, overhauls and retirement items plus updated engine and acquisition costs. The 16.1 release also incorporates pie charts and bar graphs. Subscribers to Life Cycle Cost can access the Conklin & de Decker Aviation Resource Library, which includes information such as fuel and maintenance costs, fleet plan checklist, helicopter seating chart, max range at long-range cruise, aircraft alias and engine installation summaries, aircraft variable cost, the aircraft CO2 calculator and the AircraftPedia, which offers interior and exterior aircraft drawings and color images, histories and general cost, performance and engine information.

In mid-February the company released the 2016 version of its State Tax Guide for General Aviation with updates, definitions and exemptions researched and analyzed by Conklin & de Decker partner and tax guru Nel Stubbs.

Here at Heli-Expo Conklin & de Decker is demonstrating a pre-release of the latest version of its maintenance tracking software, MxManager, a Windows-based tool for tracking, organizing and controlling maintenance activities and expenses, for fixed- or rotary-wing aircraft. Several years in the making, this new version is “orders of magnitude faster,” according to the company.

At its Heli-Expo booth, the firm is giving away a GoPro action camera. Visitors can purchase Conklin & de Decker products at a 10 percent Heli-Expo show discount.

After the show, company co-founder Bill de Decker will lead the Managing Aircraft Operating Costs advanced helicopter operator course, to be held from March 3 through 5 in the Kentucky International Convention Center. Then on March 14, Conklin & de Decker will host the same seminar for airplane and helicopter operators in Toluca, Mexico.