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Aircraft Purchase Planning

The Hunt Library has many resources that can help you create an aircraft purchasing plan for courses such as AS 412 Corporate and Business Aviation and ASCI 622 Corporate Aviation Operations.

Aircraft Cost Evaluator

The Conklin & de Decker Aircraft Cost Evaluator is now Conklin & de Decker Report.  The new product still provides operating cost data for more than 500 aircraft including Jets, Turboprops, Helicopters, and Pistons, but also now includes more detailed performance and specification data.  Using the Conklin & de Decker Report you have access to the following:

  • Direct Costs, fixed costs, & annual budget data
  • Fractional aircraft ownership data
  • Relative aircraft operating costs and performance comparisons
  • Quick cost comparisons for up to 3 aircraft at one time
  • Input local costs, salaries, currencies, measurements and more 
  • Narrow your aircraft selection to meet specific criteria
  • Export reports to a variety of formats


For a detailed list of operating and variable costs, contact Ask a Librarian with your make and model of aircraft.  Select commercial aircraft block hour operating costs can also be located in the August issue of Airline Monitor.