Sandhills Aircraft Cost Calculator : A Purpose-built Tool for Real-World Aviation Cost Analysis

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Aircraft owners, operators, and other Aviation industry personnel regularly make high-dollar decisions that impact cash flow. It’s vital to look beyond just the price tag and understand the total cost of aircraft ownership. Because of the time involved in trying to determine operating costs of different airframes, Nebraska-based Sandhills Publishing offers a purpose-built tool, Aircraft Cost Calculator (ACC), which enables users to determine the operating costs of 500+ aircraft including piston, turboprop, jets and helicopters, across multiple scenarios in minutes rather than hours or even days.

ACC takes into account variable and fixed costs, including items such as engine maintenance, airframe maintenance, crew expenses, insurance, fuel, hangar costs, depreciation, capital costs and/or debt service in addition to other variables. The system is fully editable, which helps users to determine operating costs based on their actual utilization levels, and provides an accurate picture of how financing, capital cost considerations, charter revenue, residual values, and lease payments affect operating costs over time.

Users can quickly generate comprehensive custom reports that can include cross-section diagrams, annual and hourly cost details, performance and maintenance data, depreciation graphs, range maps, residual value graphs and high-level charts that break out costs by percentage. These reports can be for one aircraft at a time or the user can compare multiple airframes side-by-side.

ACC is designed with an easy-to-use web-based interface that is easily accessible from any device with internet access, including smart phones and tablets, and can be accessed at any time at www. aircraftcostcalculator.com. There are several plan options, including monthly and annual subscription programs as well as a two-day free trial.

ACC’s innovative and data-driven approach to aircraft cost analysis has gained recognition from various key players in the industry, including Jeteffect. This aviation entity uses ACC for head-to-head analyses of multiple aircraft, where accurate reports are created in minutes instead of hours, on virtually any airframe its customer wants to compare. A unique feature Jeteffect appreciates is ACC’s ability to demonstrate how charter revenue can offset ownership costs without the burden of creating multiple reports.
Apart from ACC, Sandhills also offers CurrencyPay™, a revolutionary payment processing solution that provides businesses with a simple and efficient way to handle transactions for large-ticket items. Best of all, CurrencyPay™ enables users to earn rebates that can turn the payment process into another revenue stream. It also includes a POS solution and eCommerce site integration, enabling any business that processes credit and debit cards to also accept ACH or wire transfers. CurrencyPay works with Express Finance, as well, to provide fast, straightforward financing options to customers buying all types of aircraft and equipment.


The system is fully editable, which helps users to determine operating costs based on their actual utilization levels, and provides an accurate picture of how financing, capital cost considerations, charter revenue, residual values, and lease payments affect operating costs over time


Along with enjoying growing acceptance in the aviation market, ACC will continue to evolve with the industry. ACC regularly adds new models, updates key data points within the program and enhances the look, feel and usability of the platform.

Company
Sandhills Aircraft Cost Calculator

Headquarters
Lincoln, NE

Management
Shawn Peed, COO

Description
Aircraft Cost Calculator (ACC), which enables users to determine the operating costs of 500+ aircraft including piston, turboprop, jets and helicopters, across multiple scenarios in minutes rather than hours or even days

Sandhills Aircraft Cost Calculator