Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry, is delivering a new level of market intelligence to the business aviation community with the acquisition of Conklin & de Decker Associates, announced last week at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. An industry leader in aviation research, Conklin & de Decker has provided a wide range of aircraft cost and performance data for nearly 35 years.
“With this acquisition, we are bringing enhanced data and insight to owners and operators of business jets, turboprops and helicopters,” stated Neil Book, president and CEO for JSSI. “Combined with decades of experience, and a trove of data we have gathered as the sole independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, we can now offer a unique and powerful platform to ensure aircraft buyers are more informed than ever before.”
Book added, “Our companies have much in common that make this such a good fit, including our independence, entrepreneurial roots and dedication to superior customer service. We are committed to delivering an ever greater level of transparency and insight to the global business aviation market and will aggressively pursue further opportunities with other complementary businesses in the future.”
Conklin & de Decker will now be recognized as a JSSI company, retaining the name that was created by founders William ‘Bill’ de Decker and the late Alan H. Conklin in 1984.
Bill de Decker commented, “Our companies have many similarities, and all of us at Conklin & de Decker look forward to building on our synergies, especially our dedication to a service-based culture. We have worked very closely with the JSSI team since its inception in 1989, and now we are very proud to be a part of this successful and innovative company.”
The Conklin & de Decker collection of products and services include its flagship cost comparison tool, Aircraft Cost Evaluator; the Life Cycle Cost budgeting program; the Aircraft Performance Comparator; MxManager for maintenance tracking; and the State Tax Guide planning tool. In addition, they offer aircraft acquisition, fleet planning, finance, and tax consulting services, as well as educational seminars focused on aircraft acquisition, operating cost, and tax planning.