This guide describes the type of data and information that can be found using the Conklin & de Decker Report (formerly Aircraft Cost Evaluator and the Aircraft Performance Comparator) as well as citation information for citing this resource.
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
Select commercial aircraft block hour operating costs (historical only) can be located in April/October print issues of Airline Monitor (now defunct). Contact Ask a Librarian with your make and model so that pages can be scanned and sent to you.
Additionally, quarterly aircraft operating expenses for large certificated U.S. air carriers can be downloaded from Transtats using Form 41 Schedule P-5.2. Aircraft operating expenses for large and medium regional air carriers, use Schedule P-5.1.
You will need to know your aircraft ID code to find your aircraft in the downloaded data. Aircraft Codes can be found by following these steps: