Conklin & de Decker announce Heli-Expo show specials

Conklin & de Decker announce Heli-Expo show specials

11-Feb-2012 Source: Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker Associates has announced it will offer attendees at the HAI Heli-Expo 2012 Convention a special 15% discount on their most popular data products during the three-day show from February 12th through the 14th, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.

The four databases available at the special 15% show discount include the Aircraft Cost Evaluator, the Life Cycle Cost, the Aircraft Performance Comparator and the 2012 State Tax Guide for General Aviation. Conklin & de Decker (Heli-Expo Booth # 6928) show visitors will receive free demonstrations of these aircraft operating and acquisition data products.

Conklin & de Decker booth visitors will have the chance to enter into a drawing for one of three iPhone/iPad remote-controlled miniature helicopters that will be on display. In addition, visitors that receive a demonstration of one of the Conklin & de Decker products will receive the first in a collector’s series of exquisitely designed posters, illustrating several of the most popular helicopters on the market today.

The Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE) is the ideal benchmarking tool and assists aircraft owners, operators, brokers and dealers with important side-by-side operating cost and performance comparisons.  ACE helps users make critical decisions on aircraft acquisitions whether they are downsizing to a smaller asset or taking advantage of the market with a larger aircraft purchase or trade.  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, The Robb Report, and Business Jet Traveler.  The latest 2011 ACE Volume II subscribers now have access to the new ACE – On the Go! web interface. Providing instant access to ACE cost reports and comparisons of aircraft fixed and variable costs on-line from any internet browser via smart phones, tablets, MAC or Windows laptop, ACE – On the Go! doesn’t require any software installation and is free to subscribers.

Life Cycle Cost (LCC) puts all aspects of owning and operating an aircraft into one easy-to-use program.  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 or needs to compare impartial aircraft performance data quickly and easily. Be sure to check out the special new release at Heli-Expo that includes additional helicopter data.

The State Tax Guide is the best source for timely and accurate US State tax information and is available 24/7.  The CD ROM enables anyone to easily search the database by exemption, tax type or state and do a side-by side-comparison. Subscribers are able to download updates as they occur from the Conklin & de Decker website so aircraft operators can be informed of critical general aviation state taxes changes as they happen.

Conklin & de Decker, celebrating more than 25 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 financial, tax and management seminars.  Conklin & de Decker consults 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,

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