Conklin & de Decker Relaunches Aircraft Comparison Products


Aviation research and consulting firm Conklin & de Decker introduced what the company is calling a “complete relaunch” of its platform at NBAA-BACE this year. Product updates include an interactive online aircraft comparison report—called the Conklin & de Decker Report—and a new mobile app. The report and the app integrate three of the company’s previous products: Aircraft Cost Evaluator, Aircraft Performance Comparator and AircraftPedia. Conklin & de Decker was acquired by Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI), a provider of maintenance support and financial services for business aviation, last May.

“We are extremely excited to deliver the first wave of enhancements to the Conklin & de Decker platform this week at NBAA-BACE,” said Conklin & de Decker co-founder and vice president Bill de Decker. “From range, speed and rate of climb to door height, takeoff weight and fuel cost—with a few taps, customers can now quickly compare key ownership data for virtually any business aircraft.”

According to Conklin & de Decker, the report and app can compare data for more than 500 jets, turboprops, pistons and helicopters. The database includes aircraft images and diagrams along with performance and specification data. Search results can be filtered by cost, number of passengers, speed and range. The company says it plans to add additional features such as advanced forecasting and budgeting, third-party tools and fleet support.