Conklin & de Decker Celebrating 30 Years at Heli-Expo

Heli-Expo 2014 – Anaheim, California -- Conklin & de Decker is celebrating 30 years in business this year and offering special savings on their products during the HAI Heli-Expo 2014 convention. Visitors to the Conklin & de Decker exhibit booth #3002 will see live demos of the entire family of helicopter operating cost programs, life cycle budgeting tools, and can enter to have a chance to win an iPad® mini or Google® Nexus 7 tablet.

“We are excited to be celebrating 30 years in business, 23 of which we have exhibited at Heli-Expo,” commented Bill de Decker, co-founder of Conklin & de Decker. “Our products, educational seminars and consulting services resonate with helicopter owners and operators and they trust our data to help them budget and benchmark their costs. We look forward to showing off our products and giving away new tablets to a few lucky winners,” added Bill. 

Conklin & de Decker will offer attendees a special 10% discount on their most popular data products during the three-day convention. The four databases available at a special 10% show discount include the Aircraft Cost Evaluator, the Life Cycle Cost, the Aircraft Performance Comparator and the newly released 2014 State Tax Guide for General Aviation.

Show-Special Data Products

The Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE) is the ideal benchmarking tool that assists aircraft owners, operators, brokers and dealers with important side-by-side operating cost and performance comparisons. The most extensive operating cost database, ACE is referred to as the industry standard and is currently used by AMSTAT, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Jet Traveler, Twin & Turbine, Executive & VIP Jets and World Aircraft Sales.  

ACE subscribers also receive access to the new ACE - On the Go! tool at no additional cost. This new web interface allows subscribers to access information via any browser, including mobile devices.  Using ACE – On the Go! allows access to cost information anytime, anywhere, without downloading and installing any software first. 

Life Cycle Cost (LCC) is the most innovative and comprehensive aircraft budget and financial analysis tool available to the industry. Aircraft acquisition costs, operating costs, taxes, final residual values and even revenues, if the user is in commercial operations, are all included in this business aviation budgeting tool. Life Cycle Cost is extremely important when determining whether to retain or replace aircraft, acquire new or used aircraft, and in evaluating the total economics of competing aircraft whether purchasing, financing, or leasing. This software predicts cash flows, Net Present Values and has a 12-month budget as well as a residual value analysis calculation.

The Aircraft Performance Comparator (APC) is the most comprehensive aircraft comparison tool available to the industry today. Part of a family of innovative software products created by Conklin & de Decker, the Aircraft Performance Comparator is a vital tool for anyone that is acquiring a Business Jet, Turboprop, Helicopter, or Piston airplane, and needs to compare impartial aircraft performance data quickly and easily.  

AircraftPedia™ is Conklin & de Decker’s newest online reference collection that is now available at no additional cost to Aircraft Cost Evaluator, Life Cycle Cost, and Aircraft Performance Comparator subscribers. These subscribers will get free access to as many as 2,800 aircraft drawings and historical biographies on various aircraft models. The drawings can easily be exported into presentations or proposals, and the historical information is a great reference tool for any aviation professional.

The 2014 State Tax Guide for General Aviation is the best source for timely and accurate US State tax information and is available 24/7. This Windows application is a must-have reference tool for aircraft operators, accountants, dealers, brokers, aviation law professionals, and others who deal with State Taxes. The State Tax Guide contains the latest taxes and fees imposed on general aviation in all fifty states and addresses sales and use taxes applicable to aircraft sales, ownership, leases, parts, and labor. Aircraft operators stay informed of critical general aviation state taxes changes as they happen.  

About Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker, celebrating 30 years in business, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Massachusetts, Texas and 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 offers financial, tax and management seminars.  Conklin & de Decker consult with numerous individuals, corporations and government agencies worldwide. More information on their products and services and copies of articles can be found on their website, www.conklindd.com

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