Orleans, MA – June 2009 — Conklin & de Decker recently announced the 2009 edition of their Aircraft Performance Comparator.  Part of a family of innovative software products created by Conklin & de Decker, the Aircraft Performance Comparator is the most comprehensive and easy to use aircraft performance comparison tool and now includes some of the latest aircraft that are still in development.    

Newly added aircraft in this 2009 edition include the Hawker Beechcraft Premier II, Dassault Falcon 7X has been updated with winglets, Mooney Acclaim, Mooney Ovation and the Diamond DA-42 with auxiliary tanks. In addition, the Dassault Falcon 900LX and the Gulfstream 250 have been added with preliminary data.

This software program allows the user to easily overlay and compare aircraft interiors and exteriors and critical performance data that comes directly from the manufacturer’s approved aircraft flight and performance manuals. In the new 2009 edition, users will have the ability to print detailed side-by-side comparisons of two aircraft.

“This is a great tool for dealers and brokers or anyone going through the aircraft acquisition process,” commented Bill de Decker, President and co-founder of Conklin & de Decker.  “We continue to add the latest models to this product and just like the Columbus and Gulfstream 650, we add them to the database even before deliveries begin,” added de Decker.

The price for the latest edition of the Aircraft Performance Comparator is $695 for Jets, $595 for Turboprops or Helicopters and $450 for the Piston database.  Discounts for multiple databases run from $100 to $300. Customized reports for individual aircraft can be special ordered for $100 per aircraft with a 20% discount for multiple aircraft. In addition, multiple user licenses are available.

The Aircraft Performance Comparator databases are conveniently grouped by Jets, Turboprops, Helicopters, and Pistons and can be ordered by calling the Conklin & de Decker’s Orleans, Massachusetts office at 508-255-5975 or emailing  

Conklin & de Decker specializes in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Orleans, Massachusetts, Arlington, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona.  Founded in 1984, the company focuses on fixed- and rotary- wing aircraft operating cost, performance and specification databases and maintenance management software.  Conklin & de Decker consults with numerous corporations, government agencies and aircraft operators worldwide on financial management, fleet planning, market research and aviation tax issues. In addition, Conklin & de Decker deliver valuable industry seminars regarding finance, cost, tax and management subjects. More information on their products and services, copies of published articles, and a unique “Members Only” section can be found on their website,