Conklin & de Decker Report is the most tailored and transparent aircraft comparison tool yet

CHICAGO, July 6, 2020 – Owners, operators and prospective buyers can now make more informed decisions when dealing with the purchase, operation, and disposition of aircraft, following a series of recent upgrades from Conklin & de Decker.

The Conklin & de Decker Report is an interactive comparison tool that enables users to compare up to three jets, helicopters, turboprops or piston aircraft and customize important factors such as annual utilization, fuel price, and third-party labor costs. Users can run detailed performance and cost comparisons based on actual usage and real-world operating costs, providing vital transparency when considering an aircraft for purchase.

Key additions to the enhanced Conklin & de Decker Report include the ability to:

  • Compare a custom set of operating parameters.
  • Break down cost per region, including North America, European and Asia-Pacific markets.
  • Change utilization assumptions for aircraft role (e.g., offshore, commercial, etc.)
  • Save customized Conklin Calculator assumptions for operating costs to compare different scenarios.
  • View overlays to compare front profiles and interior space for multiple aircraft.
  • Review a detailed breakdown of costs per hour, per nautical mile flown and per seat per nautical mile, with or without depreciation, to create a more detailed analysis.

“This truly is an ‘apples-to-apples’ benchmarking tool that is not only incredibly detailed for aviation professionals, but also digestible for new aircraft buyers. Our easy-to-view interactive report provides valuable insight into fixed and variable costs, with assumptions based on decades of Conklin & de Decker data. The enhanced level of personalization ensures buyers are fully informed about the various options available to meet their unique utilization requirements,” said Joy Nebel, president of Conklin & de Decker.

Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI company, is the industry leader in aviation research, consulting, and education. The web-based tool and accompanying mobile app offers owners and operators streamlined access to the most trusted aircraft cost and comparison data available on any device.


Contact information:

Chiara Lawrance / Ali Gibson
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Tom Morton
+1 312.644.8779
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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