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 2012
  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 $4,702
(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 $1,790
Pilots $583 $568 $651 $684 $712 $750 $770 $764 $826 $693 $613 $653 $640 $657 $705 $765 $826 $653
Salaries and Wages $410 $404 $447 $461 $462 $481 $484 $483 $538 $445 $391 $406 $393 $415 $445 $479 $511 $436
Pilot Training $14 $14 $40 $48 $62 $68 $75 $54 $24 $23 $16 $16 $18 $23 $27 $24 $28 $25
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $131 $122 $132 $140 $143 $155 $166 $190 $229 $194 $179 $202 $198 $184 $197 $225 $245 $156
Per Diem/ Personnel $27 $27 $31 $35 $44 $45 $45 $37 $36 $31 $28 $29 $31 $35 $35 $37 $42 $37
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 $2,990
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 $2,912
Insurance $12 $14 $4 $3 $1 $1 $2 $8 $11 $6 $3 $3 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $29 $45 $46 $46 $47 $53 $52 $51 $64 $63 $45 $64 $67 $68 $60 $67 $88 $76
Maintenance $392 $434 $553 $552 $552 $587 $678 $751 $594 $590 $615 $525 $544 $715 $586 $734 $921 $837
Labor $98 $102 $127 $120 $119 $115 $132 $146 $120 $125 $138 $129 $129 $142 $134 $157 $179 $174
Materials $82 $100 $148 $138 $137 $133 $147 $142 $80 $105 $123 $78 $88 $158 $115 $143 $177 $208
Third Party $41 $43 $55 $71 $88 $96 $98 $87 $122 $105 $73 $52 $58 $77 $63 $84 $112 $92
Total Direct $222 $245 $329 $328 $325 $344 $374 $373 $322 $336 $333 $259 $274 $376 $312 $383 $468 $474
Burden $170 $189 $224 $224 $227 $243 $306 $378 $272 $254 $282 $267 $270 $339 $274 $351 $453 $363
Aircraft Ownership $395 $400 $388 $379 $380 $407 $461 $430 $404 $392 $354 $363 $387 $367 $362 $392 $341 $194
Rentals $183 $178 $175 $174 $185 $199 $204 $244 $217 $200 $194 $202 $207 $202 $246 $293 $298 $152
Depreciation and Amortization $212 $221 $213 $205 $195 $208 $257 $186 $187 $191 $160 $160 $180 $165 $116 $99 $43 $43
Other $8 $10 $9 $10 $18 $17 $21 $16 $18 $10 $1 $8 $8 $10 $11 $33 $89 $27
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             417             416             415             413             417             419             388             433             388             342             335             311              299              295              265              244              214        198
Seats Per Departure             135             135             135             135             133             127             123             123             124             128             134             136              138              139              140              140              140        140
Average Stage Length             852             898             898             904             875             850             848             802             843             890             895             899              879              875              871              860              823        811
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             957             944             942             959             978             957             941             917             908             933             932             924              943              940              957              961              960        963
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% 81.8%
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       8.69
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       7.24
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       3.85
  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 $5,161
(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 $2,352
Pilots $611 $608 $685 $726 $744 $800 $842 $862 $824 $775 $773 $729 $754 $746 $749 $649 $632 $704
Salaries and Wages $431 $434 $471 $492 $488 $519 $535 $549 $537 $498 $493 $453 $464 $472 $473 $406 $390 $470
Pilot Training $14 $15 $42 $51 $66 $74 $82 $61 $24 $26 $20 $17 $21 $26 $29 $21 $22 $27
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $131 $139 $149 $151 $167 $184 $217 $228 $217 $226 $226 $234 $209 $210 $191 $187 $168
Per Diem/ Personnel $27 $27 $32 $33 $39 $41 $41 $35 $35 $35 $35 $33 $36 $39 $37 $31 $32 $40
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 $2,885
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 $2,809
Insurance $8 $10 $15 $9 $5 $6 $7 $20 $11 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $4 $3 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $34 $54 $55 $56 $54 $58 $53 $55 $64 $64 $47 $68 $69 $67 $60 $54 $63 $74
Maintenance $367 $354 $435 $554 $558 $538 $509 $575 $640 $638 $778 $935 $839 $888 $1,112 $1,006 $892 $932
Labor $73 $77 $84 $71 $75 $74 $72 $88 $129 $93 $86 $85 $92 $99 $119 $120 $118 $111
Materials $93 $65 $113 $103 $52 $59 $54 $47 $86 $69 $68 $69 $78 $99 $172 $143 $110 $175
Third Party $73 $70 $90 $261 $296 $251 $216 $218 $131 $210 $263 $306 $253 $277 $300 $264 $223 $241
Total Direct $240 $212 $287 $421 $414 $382 $342 $345 $347 $364 $418 $460 $423 $464 $591 $527 $452 $528
Burden $127 $141 $148 $132 $144 $155 $166 $231 $293 $275 $360 $475 $416 $424 $521 $479 $440 $404
Aircraft Ownership $680 $679 $647 $645 $555 $511 $501 $627 $634 $544 $480 $507 $532 $472 $546 $547 $432 $436
Rentals $367 $346 $324 $316 $272 $221 $197 $337 $304 $244 $249 $274 $278 $196 $253 $337 $399 $408
Depreciation and Amortization $312 $333 $323 $328 $282 $290 $304 $290 $330 $300 $231 $233 $254 $276 $293 $210 $33 $28
Other $10 $11 $13 $11 $13 $15 $12 $13 $11 $6 -$1 $5 $4 $5 $15 $71 $234 $205
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               85               88               90               92             112             139             171             225             219             201             220             219              206              202              211              251              280        280
Seats Per Departure             188             188             188             188             184             171             161             162             162             171             173             174              174              173              172              170              170        168
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      1,258
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        884
Load Factor                 1                 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          10
Airborne Hours                 9                 9                 9               10                 9                 9                 8                 9                 8               10                 9                 9                  9                  9                  9                  8                  8            8
Departures                 3                 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 $9,305
(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 $3,630
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 $1,020
Salaries and Wages $480 $552 $620 $642 $610 $656 $664 $696 $527 $577 $659 $634 $643 $659 $701 $761 $805 $681
Pilot Training $16 $19 $55 $67 $82 $93 $102 $77 $24 $29 $27 $24 $29 $37 $42 $39 $45 $39
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $154 $167 $184 $195 $189 $211 $229 $274 $224 $251 $302 $316 $324 $292 $310 $358 $386 $243
Per Diem/ Personnel $40 $41 $48 $45 $44 $48 $50 $43 $35 $40 $47 $46 $50 $55 $55 $59 $66 $58
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 $5,829
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 $5,676
Insurance $6 $6 $24 $14 $7 $13 $13 $35 $11 $12 $13 $13 $9 $6 $6 $7 $6 $5
Other (inc. Tax) $58 $91 $91 $87 $82 $99 $96 $97 $63 $89 $86 $125 $129 $129 $115 $131 $170 $149
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 $1,656
Labor $148 $151 $165 $170 $155 $155 $159 $183 $205 $182 $145 $155 $141 $158 $173 $171 $170 $162
Materials $142 $181 $279 $292 $227 $238 $235 $210 $139 $157 $115 $135 $148 $201 $275 $295 $241 $274
Third Party $168 $203 $181 $164 $180 $212 $247 $286 $211 $260 $243 $246 $329 $395 $452 $441 $456 $502
Total Direct $458 $523 $622 $626 $559 $605 $639 $667 $555 $599 $503 $536 $618 $720 $890 $906 $865 $938
Burden $257 $280 $290 $312 $298 $330 $381 $480 $466 $454 $431 $552 $606 $656 $784 $830 $837 $717
Aircraft Ownership $870 $826 $798 $780 $734 $777 $833 $939 $916 $797 $769 $784 $825 $862 $899 $678 $207 $157
Rentals $377 $330 $284 $288 $262 $250 $243 $321 $263 $245 $243 $248 $247 $238 $213 $132 $117 $82
Depreciation and Amortization $493 $497 $514 $491 $472 $527 $590 $618 $654 $552 $526 $536 $578 $624 $686 $545 $90 $76
Other $37 -$6 $29 $39 $48 $43 $39 $29 $22 $17 $4 $16 $20 $37 $27 $183 $623 $643
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             147             143             138             138             145             150             151             160             148             152             153             154              154              152              131              120              121        120
Seats Per Departure             224             219             214             212             207             211             205             205             215             219             224             228              230              231              228              226              225        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      3,546
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      1,816
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% 83.7%
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      11.48
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      10.72
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       1.53
  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 $6,004
(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 $2,488
Pilots $613 $626 $718 $753 $771 $821 $852 $860 $822 $765 $766 $768 $781 $785 $819 $821 $846 $764
Salaries and Wages $431 $445 $492 $509 $504 $530 $539 $546 $536 $492 $488 $477 $480 $496 $518 $514 $522 $509
Pilot Training $14 $16 $44 $53 $68 $75 $83 $61 $24 $25 $20 $18 $21 $28 $31 $26 $29 $29
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $135 $146 $154 $156 $170 $185 $215 $228 $214 $224 $238 $242 $220 $229 $242 $251 $182
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $30 $36 $37 $43 $45 $45 $38 $35 $34 $35 $35 $37 $41 $41 $40 $43 $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 $3,611
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 $3,516
Insurance $10 $11 $11 $6 $3 $5 $6 $17 $11 $8 $6 $6 $5 $4 $4 $4 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $37 $58 $58 $57 $57 $65 $63 $62 $64 $69 $56 $80 $84 $83 $73 $76 $95 $92
Maintenance $470 $514 $621 $643 $629 $659 $713 $782 $700 $713 $743 $796 $814 $941 $1,036 $1,076 $1,086 $1,075
Labor $108 $110 $129 $124 $120 $117 $124 $137 $141 $129 $123 $121 $120 $133 $138 $145 $149 $142
Materials $99 $116 $174 $169 $145 $143 $145 $129 $95 $106 $104 $89 $100 $150 $174 $178 $161 $208
Third Party $78 $87 $90 $122 $147 $155 $162 $166 $144 $173 $174 $182 $191 $222 $241 $240 $242 $259
Total Direct $284 $310 $393 $413 $399 $413 $429 $426 $380 $406 $401 $392 $411 $493 $551 $562 $551 $609
Burden $186 $205 $229 $231 $231 $246 $290 $357 $320 $307 $343 $404 $403 $448 $485 $514 $535 $466
Aircraft Ownership $554 $546 $524 $514 $498 $515 $559 $592 $583 $533 $495 $513 $546 $529 $557 $521 $352 $299
Rentals $258 $240 $223 $223 $219 $216 $211 $286 $253 $224 $223 $237 $240 $210 $240 $274 $303 $255
Depreciation and Amortization $297 $306 $301 $291 $279 $300 $347 $306 $330 $308 $272 $276 $306 $319 $317 $247 $49 $44
Other $16 $6 $14 $17 $25 $23 $23 $18 $17 $11 $1 $9 $10 $16 $16 $83 $277 $256
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             649             647             643             642             674             708             711             818             755             695             708             685              660              648              606              614              615        597
Seats Per Departure             169             167             165             164             164             159             156             155             159             166             172             175              177              177              176              175              176        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      1,302
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      1,127
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% 82.8%
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       9.78
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       8.43
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       3.04
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.