NBAA-BACE 2018, Orlando, Fla., Oct. 16, 2018 — Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI company and leader in aviation research, consulting and education, today unveiled a complete relaunch of their platform. Following JSSI’s acquisition of Conklin & de Decker, announced at EBACE 2018, it marks the first of many product enhancements designed to disrupt the aircraft acquisition and management process by streamlining access to the most trusted aircraft comparison data available.
The relaunch is built on a new technology platform, featuring a cloud-hosted web interface, complementary mobile app, and dynamic data set. The interactive online version of Conklin & de Decker’s industry-leading aircraft comparison report, now coined the Conklin & de Decker Report, is available immediately to existing Conklin subscribers, and the mobile app is open to all users. It provides powerful, intuitive access to data previously available in the Aircraft Cost Evaluator tool. Additionally, the company unveiled a completely redesigned conklindd.com homepage, featuring a more modern and user-friendly design.
“Earlier this year, JSSI announced the acquisition of Conklin & de Decker. We set out to combine the expertise of two industry veterans and bring a new level of transparency, data and functionality to aircraft owners and operators worldwide,” stated Neil Book, president and CEO of JSSI.
“Today’s announcement represents a complete overhaul of the Conklin & de Decker platform. It demonstrates our commitment to harness decades of combined data and deliver critical aircraft information right to our clients’ fingertips, regardless of where an individual is in the ownership process. This is the first step in a multifaceted process for the new Conklin & de Decker and we continue to develop and deliver the digital tools and data necessary to make fully informed decisions when purchasing, operating, maintaining, and selling an aircraft.”
The new app and online report integrate Aircraft Cost Evaluator, Conklin & de Decker’s flagship product for more than 30 years, with key performance data and imagery from the company’s powerful Aircraft Performance Comparator. In addition, the tools incorporate the AircraftPedia database to create a comprehensive and dynamic browsing experience for more than 500 jets, turboprops, pistons and helicopters.
Some of the key highlights include the ability to:
- Compare 500+ aircraft at your fingertips
- Analyze jets, turboprops, pistons and helicopters
- View a comprehensive library of photographs, diagrams and renderings
- Filter results by cost, passengers, speed and range
- Assess variable and fixed costs for multiple aircraft
- Review performance and specification data
- Access the Conklin & de Decker Report anytime, anywhere
“We are extremely excited to deliver the first wave of enhancements to the Conklin & de Decker platform this week at NBAA-BACE. As a source of aircraft operating cost and life-cycle data, we feel it is our responsibility to keep innovating and delivering value in new ways,” commented Bill de Decker, co-founder and vice president of Conklin & de Decker.
“Our customers can now enjoy a seamless online and mobile experience when researching and comparing aircraft, whether online via the all-new Conklin & de Decker Report or from the hangar floor with our convenient new app. 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,” added de Decker.
The new Conklin & de Decker Report brings additional critical data points together into one easy-to-view interactive online report and is the ideal solution to compare detailed aircraft performance and specification data. Key variables and fixed costs can be filtered and edited for multiple aircraft. Additional functionality will be added throughout the phased roll out of the app and online report to provide subscribers with access to even more features, including advanced forecasting and budgeting, third-party tools and fleet support.
The new mobile app is available now through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Users can enjoy complimentary guest access to the mobile app with limited features or they can subscribe via the Conklin & de Decker website for full access. Existing subscribers can sign in immediately to view comprehensive performance and cost data on the go and the option to download and share a detailed Conklin & de Decker Report from anywhere.
Conklin & de Decker is inviting NBAA-BACE attendees to visit booth #1134 to view a demo of the new app and online aircraft comparison report. Product demonstrations will take place at 1 PM on Tuesday, October 16, and Wednesday, October 17. For further information and an exclusive free trial during NBAA-BACE 2018, visit www.conklindd.com/nbaa18.
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 www.conklindd.com.
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Marj Rose, MarketLift