Minimum System Requirements for Conklin & de Decker software products

  • PC with Pentium 4 CPU, 1 GHz Processor
  • Windows Me/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (Windows XP or Windows 7 recommended)
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB available Hard Drive storage (2 GB or more recommended)
  • 8 MB Video Card
  • CD ROM Drive
  • Super VGA Monitor - medium color 16-bit, 800 x 600 resolution
       (high color 32-bit, 1024 x 768 resolution or higher recommended)
  • Printer; 4 MB printer memory, color ink jet (8 MB printer memory, color laser recommended)
  • Life Cycle Cost requires Microsoft Excel 2010 or later 

  • To run Conklin & de Decker software on your Mac (OS X):
    • Life Cycle Cost is an Excel file that uses Macros for enhanced functionality. It runs on Excel for Mac 2011 or later. You must adjust your Excel security settings to allow macros to run.
    • Our other software products (Aircraft Cost Evaluator, Aircraft Performance Comparator, MxManager, State Tax Guide) are Windows based only. To run them on a Mac, you need to be running Windows 8 or Windows 7. That can be done via Apple's Bootcamp or using third party software by Parallels or Fusion. A Boot Camp partition on a Mac allows you to start either in Mac OS X or in Windows. It only allows running one operating system at a time.
    • Parallels and Fusion allow a Mac to run Windows simultaneously with OS X. It does require more computer resources, but allows for great flexibility. 
    • We have tested Parallels 9 running Windows 7 Professional on a MacBook Pro and it runs all the Conklin & de Decker software with no issues. It has also been tested in Parallels 9 and Windows 8 with no problems.
    • Bootcamp is part of OS X.

 Conklin & de Decker is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Massachusetts, Texas and Arizona. The company, founded in 1984, focuses on fixed- and rotary- wing aircraft operating cost, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues, and financial, tax and management seminars. Conklin & de Decker consults with numerous individuals, corporations and government agencies worldwide.