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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 Performance Comparator

The Conklin & de Decker Aircraft Performance Comparator information is now incorporated into the new Conklin & de Decker Report which provides comparable aircraft specifications, as well as essential performance data by means of charts, graphs, illustrations, and tables for more than 300 aircraft including Jets, Turboprops, Pistons, and Helicopters. The Hunt Library still has access to the original Aircraft Performance Comparator for a limited time. See the table below for the type of data available:

Jets, Turboprops, and Pistons
  • General Data
  • Block Fuel / Block Time
  • Flight Envelope
  • Max Cruise Speed
  • Max Operating Speed
  • Exterior / Interior Diagrams
  • Take-off / Landing Distance
  • Max Take-off Elevation
  • Payload Range
  • General Data
  • Block Fuel / Block Time
  • Payload Range
  • Takeoff / Landing Distance
  • VNE & Max Cruise Speed
  • Exterior / Interior Cofigurations
  • Service Ceiling
  • Height / Velocity Diagram
  • Weight, Altitude, & Temperature Limits

For specifications and performance data on the make and model of an aircraft, please contact Ask a Librarian.

Paramount Business Jets - Aircraft Comparison Tool

Paramount Business Jets - Aircraft Comparison Tool:  This site allows you to compare up to 3 aircraft side-by-side and includes specifications and prices and some performance data by clicking on More Aircraft Information. This site includes helicopters also.

Although it only provides a small amount of the performance data, it may be enough for your preliminary research to help you to narrow down your search to 2-3 aircraft.  Then you are welcome to request from us the detailed data available from the "Aircraft Performance Comparator" if you still need it.

IHS Jane's All the World's Aircraft

We recommend searching the following resource to locate aircraft specifications from Jane's All the World's Aircraft: