United Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
United Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  Small Narrowbodies $2,087 $2,244 $2,334 $2,311 $2,340 $2,646 $2,938 $2,786 $2,399 $2,428 $2,791 $3,187 $3,375 $4,409 $3,087 $3,759 $4,402
(Ex Fuel) $1,585 $1,646 $1,757 $1,822 $1,881 $1,977 $2,210 $2,206 $1,701 $1,520 $1,484 $1,635 $1,770 $1,774 $1,803 $1,982 $2,150
Pilots $523 $549 $576 $595 $597 $670 $850 $905 $634 $528 $463 $462 $468 $516 $581 $566 $532
Salaries and Wages $388 $410 $444 $439 $437 $484 $553 $568 $371 $327 $292 $293 $296 $325 $354 $358 $367
Pilot Training $25 $20 $21 $19 $21 $20 $25 $23 $11 $9 $11 $9 $10 $9 $13 $7 $7
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $70 $76 $67 $91 $89 $115 $211 $259 $213 $158 $124 $121 $118 $135 $167 $156 $115
Per Diem/ Personnel $40 $43 $45 $46 $50 $51 $61 $54 $39 $35 $36 $40 $44 $47 $46 $45 $43
Purchased Goods $563 $693 $665 $572 $544 $769 $796 $652 $770 $981 $1,384 $1,633 $1,681 $2,726 $1,357 $1,858 $2,335
Fuel/Oil $502 $598 $578 $489 $459 $669 $728 $579 $698 $908 $1,307 $1,552 $1,605 $2,636 $1,284 $1,777 $2,252
Insurance $7 $5 $4 $2 $2 $2 $6 $17 $9 $6 $5 $4 $4 $2 $3 $4 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $54 $90 $84 $80 $83 $97 $62 $56 $62 $66 $72 $77 $72 $88 $70 $77 $80
Maintenance $552 $588 $696 $737 $788 $757 $808 $710 $594 $553 $614 $721 $833 $750 $712 $913 $1,103
Labor $125 $123 $126 $129 $134 $133 $127 $158 $96 $74 $67 $68 $68 $74 $110 $161 $60
Materials $85 $100 $124 $148 $162 $141 $131 $82 $66 $70 $69 $74 $101 $87 $52 $45 $83
Third Party $31 $29 $65 $96 $126 $125 $167 $123 $157 $200 $279 $352 $425 $381 $370 $521 $734
Total Direct $241 $252 $315 $370 $420 $393 $417 $362 $317 $339 $413 $494 $594 $538 $532 $728 $877
Burden $311 $335 $381 $367 $367 $364 $391 $348 $277 $214 $201 $227 $240 $212 $180 $186 $226
Aircraft Ownership $445 $411 $387 $396 $408 $444 $485 $512 $399 $358 $315 $366 $391 $414 $435 $379 $229
Rentals $330 $288 $282 $273 $257 $252 $268 $333 $239 $199 $145 $193 $199 $219 $215 $202 $200
Depreciation and Amortization $116 $123 $105 $123 $151 $192 $217 $178 $160 $159 $170 $173 $191 $195 $221 $177 $29
Other $4 $3 $9 $12 $4 $6 -$2 $7 $2 $8 $16 $4 $3 $4 $1 $43 $203
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             329             332             332             325             336             347             349             303             305             293             249             246              239              232              173              152              152
Seats Per Departure             127             128             128             131             131             128             127             127             127             128             131             132              131              132              135              134              134
Average Stage Length             692             716             721             742             760             767             793             820             883             906             953             941              926              917              925              995            1,054
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             921             932             923             913             900             910             886             811             718             756             765             756              747              741              760              776              780
Load Factor 67.6% 69.6% 69.6% 70.1% 68.3% 69.6% 69.4% 71.2% 75.4% 77.7% 80.8% 81.8% 82.6% 82.2% 81.8% 83.0% 84.5%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.28            9.40            9.59            9.78            9.95            9.85            9.22            8.96            9.00            9.81          10.36          10.57            10.65             9.96            10.23            10.46            10.39
Airborne Hours            7.75            7.88            8.01            8.17            8.24            8.10            7.67            7.51            8.26            8.21            8.75          10.21            10.69             9.97            10.26            10.50            10.42
Departures            4.83            4.76            4.81            4.77            4.71            4.57            4.21            4.01            3.78            3.97            4.04            4.17             4.21             3.97             4.11             4.04             3.82
  Large Narrowbodies $2,654 $2,886 $3,022 $2,755 $2,684 $2,939 $3,723 $3,763 $3,493 $3,640 $3,800 $3,966 $4,334 $5,976 $4,344 $4,968 $5,886
(Ex Fuel) $2,083 $2,209 $2,363 $2,193 $2,150 $2,178 $2,846 $2,986 $2,563 $2,384 $2,006 $1,875 $2,197 $2,453 $2,597 $2,597 $2,873
Pilots $651 $678 $744 $720 $733 $800 $948 $1,031 $734 $653 $541 $543 $566 $600 $650 $641 $607
Salaries and Wages $495 $517 $583 $539 $546 $585 $629 $654 $440 $393 $350 $353 $368 $382 $401 $409 $429
Pilot Training $28 $22 $26 $20 $23 $23 $25 $26 $20 $14 $9 $7 $11 $10 $12 $8 $10
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $92 $97 $91 $114 $114 $141 $236 $299 $235 $209 $146 $143 $143 $161 $189 $177 $125
Per Diem/ Personnel $35 $41 $45 $46 $50 $51 $58 $52 $39 $37 $36 $40 $44 $47 $47 $46 $43
Purchased Goods $644 $784 $756 $650 $631 $864 $961 $873 $1,021 $1,354 $1,897 $2,200 $2,236 $3,644 $1,844 $2,478 $3,124
Fuel/Oil $571 $677 $659 $562 $534 $761 $877 $777 $930 $1,256 $1,794 $2,091 $2,137 $3,523 $1,747 $2,371 $3,013
Insurance $13 $11 $7 $4 $4 $5 $9 $20 $11 $6 $4 $4 $3 $2 $2 $3 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $59 $96 $90 $84 $93 $99 $75 $76 $81 $91 $99 $105 $97 $120 $95 $104 $108
Maintenance $532 $652 $775 $711 $739 $734 $1,032 $1,117 $1,148 $1,155 $939 $834 $1,108 $1,262 $1,334 $1,323 $1,578
Labor $81 $121 $129 $126 $121 $121 $174 $216 $155 $101 $76 $84 $86 $97 $224 $391 $119
Materials $122 $128 $175 $126 $167 $156 $204 $210 $287 $224 $126 $123 $198 $239 $270 $170 $318
Third Party $52 $45 $60 $68 $70 $75 $97 $112 $122 $394 $475 $313 $460 $528 $384 $350 $629
Total Direct $249 $294 $364 $320 $359 $352 $470 $539 $560 $719 $644 $520 $744 $864 $878 $911 $1,067
Burden $284 $358 $411 $391 $380 $382 $562 $578 $588 $436 $294 $314 $364 $398 $456 $412 $511
Aircraft Ownership $821 $769 $737 $661 $575 $581 $769 $734 $590 $465 $403 $385 $418 $467 $516 $492 $424
Rentals $564 $523 $506 $402 $374 $397 $490 $479 $309 $234 $168 $239 $242 $273 $263 $262 $287
Depreciation and Amortization $257 $246 $231 $259 $200 $184 $279 $255 $281 $230 $234 $146 $176 $193 $253 $230 $137
Other $7 $4 $10 $13 $6 -$41 $12 $8 $0 $14 $21 $3 $5 $3 $1 $35 $153
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               88               90               92               96               98               98               98               97               96               97               97               97                97                97                97                96                95
Seats Per Departure             188             188             188             188             186             182             182             182             182             182             172             171              171              170              171              171              171
Average Stage Length          1,406          1,410          1,401          1,311          1,281          1,365          1,383          1,348          1,363          1,406          1,401          1,449            1,445            1,446            1,371            1,411            1,441
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,050          1,053          1,053          1,050          1,050          1,073          1,106          1,105          1,013          1,065          1,044          1,022            1,004            1,007            1,015            1,034            1,043
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                11               11               11               11               11               11               10               10                 9               10               11               11                11                10                10                10                10
Airborne Hours                 9               10               10               10               10                 9                 9                 9                 8                 7                 9               11                11                10                10                10                10
Departures                 3                 3                 3                 4                 4                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                  3                  3                  3                  3                  3
  Widebodies $5,040 $5,424 $5,376 $4,948 $4,804 $5,631 $5,882 $5,885 $5,530 $5,890 $7,200 $7,747 $7,986 $10,946 $7,054 $8,452 $9,990
(Ex Fuel) $3,584 $3,713 $3,768 $3,663 $3,572 $3,886 $4,051 $4,313 $3,729 $3,369 $3,412 $3,279 $3,260 $3,376 $3,424 $3,419 $3,670
Pilots $977 $1,102 $1,231 $1,274 $1,247 $1,343 $1,602 $1,742 $1,291 $1,084 $902 $880 $900 $1,003 $1,055 $1,019 $954
Salaries and Wages $759 $858 $990 $980 $949 $994 $1,082 $1,131 $739 $653 $584 $581 $595 $647 $656 $654 $684
Pilot Training $36 $31 $35 $32 $38 $38 $49 $48 $32 $21 $16 $12 $14 $15 $21 $14 $17
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $132 $159 $149 $204 $196 $244 $408 $503 $462 $347 $243 $227 $223 $268 $305 $277 $183
Per Diem/ Personnel $50 $53 $57 $58 $63 $66 $64 $60 $58 $62 $59 $60 $68 $74 $73 $73 $69
Purchased Goods $1,513 $1,788 $1,683 $1,356 $1,309 $1,815 $1,935 $1,701 $1,927 $2,660 $3,953 $4,634 $4,884 $7,761 $3,762 $5,188 $6,521
Fuel/Oil $1,456 $1,711 $1,608 $1,285 $1,232 $1,745 $1,831 $1,573 $1,801 $2,521 $3,788 $4,468 $4,726 $7,570 $3,631 $5,033 $6,320
Insurance $18 $15 $12 $9 $8 $9 $19 $43 $26 $17 $21 $17 $12 $6 $8 $10 $10
Other (inc. Tax) $40 $63 $63 $63 $70 $61 $84 $86 $100 $122 $144 $149 $145 $186 $123 $145 $192
Maintenance $1,196 $1,176 $1,225 $1,159 $1,116 $1,225 $1,206 $1,203 $1,112 $1,038 $1,281 $1,410 $1,386 $1,371 $1,395 $1,331 $1,538
Labor $251 $222 $197 $206 $204 $217 $241 $211 $165 $134 $113 $97 $111 $113 $219 $360 $106
Materials $279 $246 $228 $194 $236 $197 $246 $168 $196 $175 $235 $186 $188 $212 $161 $107 $227
Third Party $109 $165 $250 $240 $226 $222 $265 $237 $266 $346 $443 $629 $590 $552 $577 $484 $686
Total Direct $639 $632 $674 $618 $572 $635 $602 $617 $562 $585 $775 $912 $888 $877 $958 $951 $1,019
Burden $557 $543 $550 $541 $545 $590 $604 $587 $552 $453 $505 $497 $498 $494 $437 $380 $519
Aircraft Ownership $1,340 $1,344 $1,215 $1,140 $1,121 $1,235 $1,232 $1,225 $1,266 $1,165 $1,029 $815 $793 $787 $837 $750 $313
Rentals $790 $759 $696 $644 $622 $669 $579 $593 $564 $526 $401 $264 $247 $222 $230 $225 $227
Depreciation and Amortization $549 $585 $519 $496 $500 $566 $653 $633 $702 $640 $628 $551 $546 $565 $606 $525 $86
Other $14 $14 $21 $19 $10 $13 -$92 $13 -$66 -$57 $36 $8 $24 $24 $7 $165 $664
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             135             139             145             153             153             156             150             156             150             128             117             117              117              116              113              112              111
Seats Per Departure             296             298             294             284             280             280             276             266             261             265             273             273              273              271              270              272              273
Average Stage Length          2,762          2,746          2,800          2,783          2,772          2,890          3,080          2,915          3,016          3,141          3,398          3,348            3,476            3,672            3,553            3,525            3,725
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          2,525          2,492          2,460          2,385          2,317          2,280          2,180          2,105          1,737          2,160          2,244          2,235            2,266            2,207            2,175            2,216            2,213
Load Factor 73.2% 74.1% 74.0% 72.6% 72.8% 74.0% 71.7% 75.8% 77.3% 81.1% 82.0% 82.9% 82.9% 79.8% 80.9% 83.9% 81.9%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           11.54          11.38          11.48          11.69          11.94          11.86          11.56          10.53            9.59          11.61          12.07          12.14            12.41            12.45            12.09            12.28            12.10
Airborne Hours          10.70          10.53          10.63          10.79          10.96          10.90          10.70            9.66            8.15          10.80          10.91          11.99            12.43            12.46            12.12            12.24            12.15
Departures            1.99            1.97            1.96            2.00            2.04            1.94            1.79            1.72            1.52            1.76            1.71            1.75             1.73             1.65             1.65             1.69             1.58
  Total Fleet $3,014 $3,238 $3,319 $3,169 $3,119 $3,568 $3,928 $3,920 $3,478 $3,615 $4,238 $4,618 $4,899 $6,722 $4,701 $5,687 $6,711
(Ex Fuel) $2,231 $2,317 $2,434 $2,432 $2,421 $2,569 $2,853 $2,998 $2,426 $2,193 $2,133 $2,142 $2,287 $2,403 $2,530 $2,634 $2,854
Pilots $672 $724 $792 $818 $810 $889 $1,086 $1,186 $838 $706 $602 $595 $613 $681 $754 $741 $697
Salaries and Wages $510 $553 $623 $616 $606 $650 $720 $758 $487 $430 $386 $386 $397 $435 $465 $473 $493
Pilot Training $29 $23 $26 $23 $26 $26 $32 $31 $19 $13 $12 $9 $11 $11 $15 $10 $11
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $91 $103 $95 $128 $124 $157 $273 $342 $288 $220 $162 $155 $153 $181 $218 $203 $141
Per Diem/ Personnel $42 $46 $48 $50 $54 $56 $61 $55 $45 $43 $43 $46 $51 $55 $55 $55 $52
Purchased Goods $844 $1,013 $970 $817 $782 $1,091 $1,156 $1,016 $1,142 $1,517 $2,211 $2,587 $2,716 $4,446 $2,269 $3,166 $3,988
Fuel/Oil $782 $921 $885 $737 $697 $999 $1,075 $922 $1,052 $1,421 $2,104 $2,476 $2,611 $4,319 $2,171 $3,053 $3,857
Insurance $11 $9 $7 $5 $4 $5 $10 $25 $14 $9 $9 $8 $6 $3 $5 $6 $5
Other (inc. Tax) $51 $84 $79 $76 $81 $87 $71 $69 $76 $86 $98 $103 $98 $124 $93 $107 $126
Maintenance $730 $762 $860 $857 $875 $890 $961 $936 $837 $799 $868 $936 $1,050 $1,047 $1,088 $1,161 $1,369
Labor $153 $150 $147 $151 $152 $156 $168 $185 $126 $96 $82 $80 $84 $91 $174 $288 $90
Materials $146 $146 $162 $158 $184 $160 $177 $132 $141 $128 $127 $116 $146 $157 $141 $98 $190
Third Party $56 $70 $117 $133 $146 $145 $184 $156 $182 $276 $365 $420 $479 $464 $442 $465 $692
Total Direct $354 $365 $426 $434 $454 $457 $480 $473 $429 $477 $562 $615 $710 $710 $756 $851 $972
Burden $376 $397 $434 $423 $421 $433 $482 $464 $409 $321 $306 $321 $340 $337 $332 $310 $396
Aircraft Ownership $760 $732 $684 $663 $645 $698 $750 $772 $678 $602 $533 $495 $512 $538 $587 $536 $305
Rentals $499 $459 $439 $405 $384 $398 $396 $440 $343 $296 $222 $222 $222 $231 $232 $225 $230
Depreciation and Amortization $261 $273 $245 $258 $261 $300 $355 $333 $335 $306 $312 $272 $290 $307 $356 $311 $75
Other $7 $7 $13 $14 $6 $0 -$26 $9 -$18 -$9 $22 $5 $9 $10 $3 $83 $352
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             553             561             569             573             587             601             597             556             551             519             462             460              453              445              382              360              358
Seats Per Departure             194             194             195             195             192             190             188             187             181             183             186             186              188              190              195              197              198
Average Stage Length          1,046          1,068          1,088          1,115          1,121          1,145          1,181          1,224          1,255          1,293          1,368          1,364            1,371            1,402            1,446            1,541            1,614
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,394          1,387          1,382          1,372          1,339          1,338          1,301          1,264          1,059          1,204          1,238          1,223            1,237            1,241            1,289            1,339            1,344
Load Factor 70.5% 71.7% 71.8% 71.6% 71.0% 72.3% 70.8% 73.5% 76.4% 79.3% 81.5% 82.1% 82.7% 81.0% 81.9% 84.1% 83.7%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           10.04          10.13          10.32          10.55          10.68          10.53            9.95            9.58            9.18          10.31          10.86          11.15            11.17            10.72            10.79            11.01            10.71
Airborne Hours            8.73            8.81            8.98            9.17            9.21            9.04            8.62            8.33            8.25            8.70            9.43          10.86            11.20            10.74            10.83            11.01            10.75
Departures            3.87            3.83            3.84            3.84            3.83            3.67            3.41            3.20            2.99            3.24            3.26            3.36             3.33             3.14             3.12             3.05             2.85
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.