American Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
American Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  Small Narrowbodies $1,910 $2,049 $2,226 $2,149 $2,197 $2,506 $2,725 $2,672 $2,661 $2,831 $3,216 $3,421 $3,592 $4,591 $3,576 $4,273 $5,338
(Ex Fuel) $1,418 $1,470 $1,651 $1,672 $1,710 $1,815 $1,984 $2,020 $1,917 $1,753 $1,632 $1,616 $1,648 $1,819 $1,726 $1,994 $2,269
Pilots $583 $568 $651 $684 $712 $750 $770 $764 $826 $693 $613 $653 $640 $657 $705 $765 $826
Salaries and Wages $410 $404 $447 $461 $462 $481 $484 $483 $538 $445 $391 $406 $393 $415 $445 $479 $511
Pilot Training $14 $14 $40 $48 $62 $68 $75 $54 $24 $23 $16 $16 $18 $23 $27 $24 $28
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $131 $122 $132 $140 $143 $155 $166 $190 $229 $194 $179 $202 $198 $184 $197 $225 $245
Per Diem/ Personnel $27 $27 $31 $35 $44 $45 $45 $37 $36 $31 $28 $29 $31 $35 $35 $37 $42
Purchased Goods $533 $638 $625 $525 $535 $745 $795 $711 $819 $1,147 $1,632 $1,872 $2,013 $2,841 $1,912 $2,349 $3,160
Fuel/Oil $492 $579 $574 $477 $487 $691 $741 $652 $744 $1,078 $1,584 $1,805 $1,943 $2,771 $1,850 $2,279 $3,069
Insurance $12 $14 $4 $3 $1 $1 $2 $8 $11 $6 $3 $3 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $29 $45 $46 $46 $47 $53 $52 $51 $64 $63 $45 $64 $67 $68 $60 $67 $88
Maintenance $392 $434 $553 $552 $552 $587 $678 $751 $594 $590 $615 $525 $544 $715 $586 $734 $921
Labor $98 $102 $127 $120 $119 $115 $132 $146 $120 $125 $138 $129 $129 $142 $134 $157 $179
Materials $82 $100 $148 $138 $137 $133 $147 $142 $80 $105 $123 $78 $88 $158 $115 $143 $177
Third Party $41 $43 $55 $71 $88 $96 $98 $87 $122 $105 $73 $52 $58 $77 $63 $84 $112
Total Direct $222 $245 $329 $328 $325 $344 $374 $373 $322 $336 $333 $259 $274 $376 $312 $383 $468
Burden $170 $189 $224 $224 $227 $243 $306 $378 $272 $254 $282 $267 $270 $339 $274 $351 $453
Aircraft Ownership $395 $400 $388 $379 $380 $407 $461 $430 $404 $392 $354 $363 $387 $367 $362 $392 $341
Rentals $183 $178 $175 $174 $185 $199 $204 $244 $217 $200 $194 $202 $207 $202 $246 $293 $298
Depreciation and Amortization $212 $221 $213 $205 $195 $208 $257 $186 $187 $191 $160 $160 $180 $165 $116 $99 $43
Other $8 $10 $9 $10 $18 $17 $21 $16 $18 $10 $1 $8 $8 $10 $11 $33 $89
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             417             416             415             413             417             419             388             433             388             342             335             311              299              295              265              244              214
Seats Per Departure             135             135             135             135             133             127             123             123             124             128             134             136              138              139              140              140              140
Average Stage Length             852             898             898             904             875             850             848             802             843             890             895             899              879              875              871              860              823
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             957             944             942             959             978             957             941             917             908             933             932             924              943              940              957              961              960
Load Factor 64.7% 66.9% 67.6% 69.8% 68.4% 70.6% 68.5% 68.7% 71.8% 74.2% 79.0% 81.0% 81.6% 80.0% 80.7% 81.5% 81.3%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.38            9.38            9.59            9.69            9.38            9.54            9.19            9.14            9.09            9.67            9.28            9.45             9.27             9.19             9.02             8.70             8.60
Airborne Hours            7.83            7.81            8.01            8.11            7.76            7.81            7.55            7.50            7.51            7.98            7.85            8.00             7.79             7.65             7.54             7.31             7.22
Departures            4.01            3.80            3.89            3.93            3.94            3.98            3.86            4.02            3.85            3.91            3.77            3.83             3.80             3.77             3.75             3.69             3.79
  Large Narrowbodies $2,289 $2,405 $2,535 $2,581 $2,489 $2,692 $2,678 $2,852 $3,005 $3,182 $3,716 $4,143 $4,189 $4,916 $4,331 $4,155 $4,470
(Ex Fuel) $1,710 $1,715 $1,849 $2,000 $1,930 $1,929 $1,923 $2,152 $2,184 $2,035 $2,084 $2,250 $2,203 $2,182 $2,486 $2,330 $2,256
Pilots $611 $608 $685 $726 $744 $800 $842 $862 $824 $775 $773 $729 $754 $746 $749 $649 $632
Salaries and Wages $431 $434 $471 $492 $488 $519 $535 $549 $537 $498 $493 $453 $464 $472 $473 $406 $390
Pilot Training $14 $15 $42 $51 $66 $74 $82 $61 $24 $26 $20 $17 $21 $26 $29 $21 $22
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $131 $139 $149 $151 $167 $184 $217 $228 $217 $226 $226 $234 $209 $210 $191 $187
Per Diem/ Personnel $27 $27 $32 $33 $39 $41 $41 $35 $35 $35 $35 $33 $36 $39 $37 $31 $32
Purchased Goods $621 $754 $755 $646 $619 $828 $815 $774 $895 $1,219 $1,685 $1,967 $2,059 $2,805 $1,909 $1,883 $2,280
Fuel/Oil $578 $690 $685 $581 $560 $763 $755 $699 $820 $1,147 $1,632 $1,893 $1,986 $2,735 $1,846 $1,825 $2,214
Insurance $8 $10 $15 $9 $5 $6 $7 $20 $11 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $4 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $34 $54 $55 $56 $54 $58 $53 $55 $64 $64 $47 $68 $69 $67 $60 $54 $63
Maintenance $367 $354 $435 $554 $558 $538 $509 $575 $640 $638 $778 $935 $839 $888 $1,112 $1,006 $892
Labor $73 $77 $84 $71 $75 $74 $72 $88 $129 $93 $86 $85 $92 $99 $119 $120 $118
Materials $93 $65 $113 $103 $52 $59 $54 $47 $86 $69 $68 $69 $78 $99 $172 $143 $110
Third Party $73 $70 $90 $261 $296 $251 $216 $218 $131 $210 $263 $306 $253 $277 $300 $264 $223
Total Direct $240 $212 $287 $421 $414 $382 $342 $345 $347 $364 $418 $460 $423 $464 $591 $527 $452
Burden $127 $141 $148 $132 $144 $155 $166 $231 $293 $275 $360 $475 $416 $424 $521 $479 $440
Aircraft Ownership $680 $679 $647 $645 $555 $511 $501 $627 $634 $544 $480 $507 $532 $472 $546 $547 $432
Rentals $367 $346 $324 $316 $272 $221 $197 $337 $304 $244 $249 $274 $278 $196 $253 $337 $399
Depreciation and Amortization $312 $333 $323 $328 $282 $290 $304 $290 $330 $300 $231 $233 $254 $276 $293 $210 $33
Other $10 $11 $13 $11 $13 $15 $12 $13 $11 $6 -$1 $5 $4 $5 $15 $71 $234
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               85               88               90               92             112             139             171             225             219             201             220             219              206              202              211              251              280
Seats Per Departure             188             188             188             188             184             171             161             162             162             171             173             174              174              173              172              170              170
Average Stage Length          1,375          1,351          1,402          1,515          1,515          1,369          1,308          1,286          1,311          1,355          1,264          1,259            1,248            1,250            1,241            1,278            1,283
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,054          1,074          1,096          1,126          1,086          1,044          1,010          1,003          1,002          1,005             997          1,001              998              968              970              940              923
Load Factor                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                  1                  1                  1                  1                  1
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                10               10               11               11               10               10               10               10               10               11               10               10                10                10                10                10                10
Airborne Hours                 9                 9                 9               10                 9                 9                 8                 9                 8               10                 9                 9                  9                  9                  9                  8                  8
Departures                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                  3                  3                  3                  3                  3
  Widebodies $3,372 $3,664 $3,903 $3,711 $3,500 $4,170 $4,410 $4,571 $4,290 $4,913 $5,814 $6,542 $6,969 $8,802 $7,375 $8,351 $9,938
(Ex Fuel) $2,374 $2,500 $2,762 $2,806 $2,654 $2,875 $3,024 $3,335 $2,843 $2,865 $2,840 $3,047 $3,253 $3,453 $3,829 $3,950 $4,011
Pilots $689 $779 $908 $949 $926 $1,008 $1,045 $1,090 $810 $897 $1,035 $1,021 $1,045 $1,043 $1,109 $1,217 $1,302
Salaries and Wages $480 $552 $620 $642 $610 $656 $664 $696 $527 $577 $659 $634 $643 $659 $701 $761 $805
Pilot Training $16 $19 $55 $67 $82 $93 $102 $77 $24 $29 $27 $24 $29 $37 $42 $39 $45
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $154 $167 $184 $195 $189 $211 $229 $274 $224 $251 $302 $316 $324 $292 $310 $358 $386
Per Diem/ Personnel $40 $41 $48 $45 $44 $48 $50 $43 $35 $40 $47 $46 $50 $55 $55 $59 $66
Purchased Goods $1,062 $1,261 $1,256 $1,006 $936 $1,407 $1,495 $1,369 $1,521 $2,148 $3,073 $3,632 $3,854 $5,484 $3,667 $4,538 $6,103
Fuel/Oil $998 $1,164 $1,141 $905 $846 $1,296 $1,386 $1,236 $1,447 $2,047 $2,975 $3,495 $3,716 $5,349 $3,546 $4,401 $5,927
Insurance $6 $6 $24 $14 $7 $13 $13 $35 $11 $12 $13 $13 $9 $6 $6 $7 $6
Other (inc. Tax) $58 $91 $91 $87 $82 $99 $96 $97 $63 $89 $86 $125 $129 $129 $115 $131 $170
Maintenance $715 $803 $912 $938 $857 $935 $998 $1,145 $1,021 $1,053 $934 $1,089 $1,225 $1,376 $1,674 $1,736 $1,703
Labor $148 $151 $165 $170 $155 $155 $159 $183 $205 $182 $145 $155 $141 $158 $173 $171 $170
Materials $142 $181 $279 $292 $227 $238 $235 $210 $139 $157 $115 $135 $148 $201 $275 $295 $241
Third Party $168 $203 $181 $164 $180 $212 $247 $286 $211 $260 $243 $246 $329 $395 $452 $441 $456
Total Direct $458 $523 $622 $626 $559 $605 $639 $667 $555 $599 $503 $536 $618 $720 $890 $906 $865
Burden $257 $280 $290 $312 $298 $330 $381 $480 $466 $454 $431 $552 $606 $656 $784 $830 $837
Aircraft Ownership $870 $826 $798 $780 $734 $777 $833 $939 $916 $797 $769 $784 $825 $862 $899 $678 $207
Rentals $377 $330 $284 $288 $262 $250 $243 $321 $263 $245 $243 $248 $247 $238 $213 $132 $117
Depreciation and Amortization $493 $497 $514 $491 $472 $527 $590 $618 $654 $552 $526 $536 $578 $624 $686 $545 $90
Other $37 -$6 $29 $39 $48 $43 $39 $29 $22 $17 $4 $16 $20 $37 $27 $183 $623
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             147             143             138             138             145             150             151             160             148             152             153             154              154              152              131              120              121
Seats Per Departure             224             219             214             212             207             211             205             205             215             219             224             228              230              231              228              226              225
Average Stage Length          2,287          2,371          2,480          2,571          2,721          2,715          2,740          2,615          2,628          2,699          2,786          2,864            2,756            2,852            3,174            3,296            3,602
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,756          1,766          1,787          1,796          1,705          1,787          1,772          1,751          1,768          1,765          1,751          1,779            1,779            1,755            1,783            1,816            1,811
Load Factor 69.9% 71.7% 73.8% 72.7% 72.9% 75.0% 71.3% 72.9% 74.9% 77.0% 79.3% 79.8% 81.6% 80.8% 79.9% 82.8% 82.2%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           11.08          11.14          11.33          11.26          11.62          11.24          10.74          10.12          10.54          10.97          11.15          10.89            10.99            10.88            10.98            11.35            11.13
Airborne Hours          10.09          10.12          10.32          10.28          10.59          10.26            9.84            9.26            9.70            9.91          10.23            9.98             9.99             9.91            12.23            10.53            10.40
Departures            2.19            2.12            2.08            2.00            1.97            1.90            1.82            1.79            1.86            1.89            1.85            1.76             1.83             1.74             1.62             1.62             1.47
  Total Fleet $2,333 $2,502 $2,673 $2,585 $2,572 $2,937 $3,112 $3,118 $3,115 $3,423 $4,004 $4,423 $4,651 $5,786 $4,767 $5,161 $5,987
(Ex Fuel) $1,701 $1,761 $1,947 $1,991 $1,983 $2,088 $2,216 $2,331 $2,196 $2,098 $2,067 $2,173 $2,239 $2,357 $2,505 $2,582 $2,660
Pilots $613 $626 $718 $753 $771 $821 $852 $860 $822 $765 $766 $768 $781 $785 $819 $821 $846
Salaries and Wages $431 $445 $492 $509 $504 $530 $539 $546 $536 $492 $488 $477 $480 $496 $518 $514 $522
Pilot Training $14 $16 $44 $53 $68 $75 $83 $61 $24 $25 $20 $18 $21 $28 $31 $26 $29
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $135 $146 $154 $156 $170 $185 $215 $228 $214 $224 $238 $242 $220 $229 $242 $251
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $30 $36 $37 $43 $45 $45 $38 $35 $34 $35 $35 $37 $41 $41 $40 $43
Purchased Goods $679 $810 $795 $657 $649 $918 $966 $866 $993 $1,402 $1,999 $2,337 $2,500 $3,515 $2,339 $2,659 $3,426
Fuel/Oil $632 $740 $726 $594 $589 $849 $897 $787 $919 $1,325 $1,937 $2,250 $2,411 $3,428 $2,262 $2,579 $3,328
Insurance $10 $11 $11 $6 $3 $5 $6 $17 $11 $8 $6 $6 $5 $4 $4 $4 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $37 $58 $58 $57 $57 $65 $63 $62 $64 $69 $56 $80 $84 $83 $73 $76 $95
Maintenance $470 $514 $621 $643 $629 $659 $713 $782 $700 $713 $743 $796 $814 $941 $1,036 $1,076 $1,086
Labor $108 $110 $129 $124 $120 $117 $124 $137 $141 $129 $123 $121 $120 $133 $138 $145 $149
Materials $99 $116 $174 $169 $145 $143 $145 $129 $95 $106 $104 $89 $100 $150 $174 $178 $161
Third Party $78 $87 $90 $122 $147 $155 $162 $166 $144 $173 $174 $182 $191 $222 $241 $240 $242
Total Direct $284 $310 $393 $413 $399 $413 $429 $426 $380 $406 $401 $392 $411 $493 $551 $562 $551
Burden $186 $205 $229 $231 $231 $246 $290 $357 $320 $307 $343 $404 $403 $448 $485 $514 $535
Aircraft Ownership $554 $546 $524 $514 $498 $515 $559 $592 $583 $533 $495 $513 $546 $529 $557 $521 $352
Rentals $258 $240 $223 $223 $219 $216 $211 $286 $253 $224 $223 $237 $240 $210 $240 $274 $303
Depreciation and Amortization $297 $306 $301 $291 $279 $300 $347 $306 $330 $308 $272 $276 $306 $319 $317 $247 $49
Other $16 $6 $14 $17 $25 $23 $23 $18 $17 $11 $1 $9 $10 $16 $16 $83 $277
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             649             647             643             642             674             708             711             818             755             695             708             685              660              648              606              614              615
Seats Per Departure             169             167             165             164             164             159             156             155             159             166             172             175              177              177              176              175              176
Average Stage Length          1,118          1,162          1,170          1,193          1,200          1,164          1,179          1,117          1,173          1,251          1,248          1,262            1,251            1,254            1,263            1,287            1,303
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,173          1,167          1,167          1,182          1,178          1,171          1,154          1,115          1,122          1,149          1,151          1,160            1,175            1,160            1,163            1,149            1,137
Load Factor 66.2% 68.5% 69.5% 70.2% 69.7% 72.4% 69.4% 70.7% 72.8% 74.8% 78.6% 80.1% 81.5% 80.6% 80.7% 81.9% 82.0%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.89            9.89          10.13          10.19          10.01          10.04            9.65            9.54            9.57          10.31            9.91            9.94            10.01             9.83             9.71             9.63             9.58
Airborne Hours            8.50            8.47            8.69            8.78            8.56            8.53            8.25            8.14            8.22            8.85            8.63            8.66             8.68             8.49             8.90             8.41             8.40
Departures            3.47            3.33            3.40            3.38            3.32            3.35            3.22            3.33            3.22            3.29            3.18            3.16             3.19             3.11             3.09             3.03             2.99
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.