FAQs

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What is the AirPower Software Group line of Aircraft Analyzers?

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AirPower Software Group’s line of cloud based, fully mobile aircraft analyzers are comprised of multiple software modules that present complex aircraft cost data in easily understood, visually intuitive formats. AirPower has designed a suite of products that support detailed aircraft operating cost analysis through a selection of intuitive software solutions.

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Who can benefit from using our Aircraft Analyzers?

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Anyone who flies, buys, sells, finances or utilizes aircraft will find the Aircraft Analyzers invaluable software tools.

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What do you charge for the software tools?

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The Operating Cost Report is 100% free of charge.

The Trip Cost Worksheet is 100% free of charge.

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Do your current tools allow for currency conversion?

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Yes, the Operating Cost Report has real time exchange rate integration for 9 major currencies. The currencies supported are:
• U.S. Dollar (USD)
• Australian Dollar (AUD)
• Brazilian Real (BRL)
• Canadian Dollar (CAD)
• Chinese Yuan (CNY)
• Euro (EUR)
• Pound Sterling (GBP)
• Japanese Yen (JPY)
• Mexican Peso (MXN)

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Can I change the amount of hours I fly annually to compare costs?

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Yes. You to change the number of hours you anticipate utilizing the aircraft. This change is instantly carried over through all budget numbers, percentages, and charts.

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Can I change the fuel cost?

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Yes. You can add or adjust the price of fuel to be used in your calculations.

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Do you have a way to figure out the financial outcome of adding charter or lease hours to an aircraft?

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Yes. Our Software allows you to adjust charter and lease hours, rates and fees with while viewing budget summaries based on those assumptions.

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Can I save a project I created?

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Yes. Your projects are automatically saved as you make edits. Where you see "Project 1 or Project 2" in the upper left side of the worksheet, click on the text and add your own file name. Everything will automatically update.

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Can I share or print my projects?

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Yes you can print any project. Keep in mind AirPower's data is subject to copyright protection.

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Is my information safe online?

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Very much so. We care about the safety and security. We use state of the art encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept information you send to us.

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What do you do with my personal information?

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For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

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How long have you been in business?

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AirPower Software began selling software tools to the aviation community in 2003. The business was re-branded AirPower Software Group, Inc. in 2015 and introduced a new series of software products in 2016.

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Do you include pre-loaded aircraft operating costs and specifications in your software tools?

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The Operating Cost Report includes operating costs and specifications data for over 220 Jet, Turbo-Prop and Piston aircraft. For a list of the aircraft that have pre-loaded aircraft operating cost and specification information included click here.

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Do I have to use the preloaded aircraft numbers? (Applicable only to the Operating Cost Report)

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No. One of the best features of the Operating Cost Report is the ability to change pre-populated operating numbers to create your own unique budget.

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Can I change any of the numbers in a pre-loaded aircraft?

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Yes. The Operating Cost Report allows you to revise any of the pre-loaded numbers that are included in the Operating Cost Report Software tool to help you achieve a more accurate budget based on your unique requirements.

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If I change the numbers in a preloaded aircraft, will I lose the preloaded information?

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No. Since you are comparing multiple aircraft your work will automatically save with your revisions. When you choose to create a new comparison worksheet, all of the aircraft that you are comparing will again start with the original pre-populated operating numbers.

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What preloaded operating cost and specification information is included?

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Operating Cost Information Includes: Specification Info Includes:
Annual Fixed Costs General Aircraft Characteristics
Crew Salaries (Pilot & Co-Pilot) Certified Crew
Cabin Crew Salary Minimum/Maximum Cabin Passenger Capacity
Director of Maintenance Salary Balanced Field Length [SL/ISA TMP] (FT)
Employee Benefits Length (FT)
Crew Recurrent Training (Pilot & Co-Pilot) Wingspan (FT)
Director of Maintenance Training Height (FT)
Insurance – Hull Cabin Height (FT)
Insurance – Liability Cabin Width (FT)
Hangar / Office Cabin Length (FT)
  Cabin Volume (CFT)
Variable Cost per Flight Hour Baggage Capacity Internal / External (CFT)
Fuel Consumed per Flight Hour (GL/Liters) Powerplant
Airframe Systems Maintenance Parts and Labor Avionics
Engine Reserves  
APU Reserves Weights
Prop 1 & 2 Reserves (Where Applicable) Maximum Ramp (LBS)
Avionics Reserves Maximum Takeoff (LBS)
  Maximum Landing Weight (LBS)
Cockpit Subscription Services Costs Maximum Payload (LBS)
Nav Database Available Fuel w/Executive Payload (LBS)
EGPWS Database  
Flight Planning (Jepp, ARINC, Universal) Aircraft Performance
Wx Services Average Block Speed (KTAS / MPH)
Charts & Maps Cruise – High Speed (KTAS / MPH)
  Cruise – Long Range (KTAS / MPH)
Cabin Services Costs NBAA IFR Range (NM / SM)
Swift Broadband Range – High Speed Cruise (NM / SM)
Ka/Ku Range – Long Range Cruise Speed (NM / SM)
BBML Range – Seats Full (NM / SM)
Air to Ground Service Ceiling (FT)
SatTV  
Cabin / Iridium Phone Aircraft Range Information
   
Trip Support Costs General Information
Catering Service Years Aircraft Manufactured
Flight Crew Travel Estimated Retail Price – Low
ITS / PPR Estimated Retail Price – High
Concierge Aircraft Category
Ground Handling  
Landing Parking Fees  

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Can I do side-by-side comparisons of my budgets?

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The Operating Cost Report gives you the ability to compare up to five different aircraft simultaneously. Or, you can load 5 of the same type aircraft and create a 5 year budgetary plan by escalating the operating costs in years 2 - 5.

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What other features are included in your Software Tools?

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For a detailed listing of all included features please go to the Software Tools section.