Collaboration Increases Information Visibility for Aircraft Buyers

CHICAGO, May 4, 2020 – Conklin & de Decker, an industry leader in aviation research, consulting and education, is teaming up with online aviation resource to offer customers streamlined access to important aircraft operating expense and life cycle cost data during the research process for jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft.

Conklin & de Decker enables aircraft owners and buyers to make more informed decisions before making an aircraft acquisition. When browsing, prospective buyers can now preview a selection of key aircraft data including range, speed, payload, cabin area and wingspan direct from the advanced aircraft comparison tool, the Conklin & de Decker Report.

If customers require a more detailed analysis of fixed and variable costs, as well as detailed performance and specification data, the full report can be purchased directly through the website. Customers will then have the ability to customize their unique operating expenses, review life cycle costs, adjust specific costs to their operation, view aircraft overlays, run customized calculations for various scenarios, and much more.

“This collaboration with is an ideal opportunity to share Conklin & de Decker’s valuable insights and data with aircraft buyers around the world, helping them to find the aircraft that best suits their needs,” said Joy Nebel, president of Conklin & de Decker.

“When purchasing high value assets such as aircraft, the accessibility and visibility of data is critical. We recognize the importance of providing buyers with all the information they need to make an informed decision, and partnering with platforms like enables us to offer unrivalled insights to an even wider audience,” added Bill de Decker, chairman of Conklin & de Decker.

“Transparency is key in the procurement process and providing buyers with rich data and statistics allows them to compare aircraft models more acutely and precisely, ultimately enabling them to make the best decision for their lift needs,” said Jeffrey Carrithers, president and CEO of “Our users now have a fast, reliable resource that they can use to access accurate information in seconds, not days, right from our platform. We are very excited to work with the Conklin & de Decker team as they bring their analytical expertise and 35 years of aviation research to our platform.”

“It has been a pleasure collaborating with the team at to implement this online resource and we are delighted to be launching the new tool within the largest aviation resource on the internet,” added Nebel.


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 Tom Morton


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Caitlyn Bruszewski

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About Conklin & de Decker 

Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI Company, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education. The mission of Conklin & de Decker is to enable the general aviation industry to make more informed decisions when dealing with the purchase, operation and disposition of aircraft by furnishing objective and impartial information. Founded in 1984, Conklin & de Decker 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. For more information, visit


Based in Louisville, Kentucky (KLOU), is the largest aviation resource and one of the oldest on the internet. It serves the general aviation and business aircraft communities by offering clients and online visitors a wide range of premium aircraft and aviation-related data and services. Services offered by include Aviation Articles, News and Press, the Aircraft Exchange, which lists aircraft for sale or lease, Airport Resource Center (ARC) that displays U.S. airport data, Aviation Business Directory and Aviation Events all containing thousands of companies and listings.’s website receives more than 250,000 unique visitors per month and has helped connect the aviation industry since 1995.’s highly successful aviation magazine App “BuyPlane” has had over 22,000 downloads since its launch in late 2017. For more information, visit