Conklin & de Decker Releases 2010/2011 Aircraft Performance Comparator

Orleans, MA – July 2010 -- Conklin & de Decker announces the release of its 2010/2011 Aircraft Performance Comparator with the most comprehensive aircraft comparison data available to the industry. Part of a family of innovative software products created by Conklin & de Decker, the Aircraft Performance Comparator is a must-have tool for anyone that is acquiring a Business Jet, Turboprop, Helicopter, or Piston airplane or needs to compare aircraft performance data quickly.

This newly updated software program allows users to overlay and compare aircraft interiors and exteriors as well as critical performance data that come directly from the manufacturer’s approved aircraft flight and performance manuals. Users make apples-to-apples comparisons from the extensive database of aircraft that are now displayed on the same scale, making it even easier to evaluate and print reports.

Also new in the 2010/2011 edition of the Aircraft Performance Comparator is all of the performance graphs now utilize engineering scale labeling, making them easier to read. The Help section has also been rewritten with expanded explanations for charts and performance categories to offer clearer definitions. Literally hundreds of updates and dozens of new aircraft have been added in recent years. The 2010/2011 release includes preliminary data on the new Embraer Legacy 650, the King Air C90GTx and 350i, Bell 429, and Diamond DA-42NG along with many updates on other jets, turboprops and helicopters.

“The Aircraft Performance Comparator is a great tool for dealers and brokers or anyone going through the aircraft acquisition process,” commented Bill de Decker, President and co-founder of Conklin & de Decker. “It is even more important today that aircraft buyers have the most current and comprehensive data before deciding which new or pre-owned aircraft is right for them. Our goal is to be the most trusted resource for this critical aircraft information and the Comparator helps us accomplish this,” added de Decker.

The price for the latest edition of the Aircraft Performance Comparator is $695 for Jets, $595 for Turboprops or Helicopters and $450 for the Piston database. Discounts for multiple databases run from $100 to $300. Customized reports for individual aircraft can be special ordered for $100 per aircraft with a 20% discount for multiple aircraft. In addition, multiple user licenses are available.

The Aircraft Performance Comparator databases are conveniently grouped by Jets, Turboprops, Helicopters, and Pistons and can be ordered by calling the Conklin & de Decker’s Orleans, Massachusetts office at 508-255-5975 or emailing

Conklin & de Decker, celebrating 25 years in business, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Orleans, Massachusetts, Arlington, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded in 1984, focuses on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft operating cost, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues, and financial, tax and management seminars. Conklin & de Decker Associates consult with numerous individuals, corporations, and government agencies worldwide on aircraft acquisition planning, benchmarking and taxes on aircraft. More information on their products and services, copies of published articles, and a unique “Members Only” section can be found on its website,