US Airways Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
US Airways
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  Small Narrowbodies $2,068 $2,310 $2,406 $2,166 $2,352 $2,530 $2,938 $2,924 $2,737 $2,624 $2,755 $6,721 $5,511 $4,399 $3,387 $3,756 $4,396 $4,574
(Ex Fuel) $1,643 $1,796 $1,916 $1,796 $1,940 $1,832 $2,325 $2,397 $2,102 $1,825 $1,537 $3,498 $2,889 $2,081 $2,144 $2,117 $2,109 $2,219
Pilots $642 $717 $772 $712 $763 $718 $852 $1,013 $827 $686 $462 $964 $786 $534 $543 $539 $522 $528
Salaries and Wages $424 $448 $448 $447 $428 $387 $488 $519 $477 $369 $293 $641 $504 $353 $360 $359 $346 $377
Pilot Training $36 $33 $31 $42 $87 $93 $94 $88 $33 $35 $32 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $155 $209 $264 $191 $210 $202 $234 $371 $290 $255 $109 $277 $236 $151 $155 $154 $149 $124
Per Diem/ Personnel $28 $27 $28 $31 $37 $35 $37 $34 $27 $26 $27 $45 $46 $29 $28 $26 $27 $28
Purchased Goods $470 $582 $551 $425 $466 $753 $673 $591 $689 $856 $1,275 $3,346 $2,709 $2,380 $1,297 $1,692 $2,347 $2,417
Fuel/Oil $426 $513 $490 $370 $413 $697 $614 $527 $635 $799 $1,218 $3,223 $2,622 $2,318 $1,244 $1,639 $2,287 $2,355
Insurance $15 $15 $10 $7 $3 $3 $11 $22 $13 $12 $12 $7 $5 $2 $3 $4 $3 $4
Other (inc. Tax) $30 $53 $51 $48 $50 $53 $48 $42 $40 $45 $45 $116 $83 $60 $50 $50 $56 $58
Maintenance $527 $565 $594 $586 $625 $601 $749 $724 $688 $575 $520 $1,211 $1,044 $835 $857 $825 $853 $924
Labor $70 $54 $51 $57 $63 $65 $145 $135 $119 $86 $54 $229 $205 $169 $190 $203 $206 $211
Materials $90 $96 $144 $127 $134 $110 $120 $88 $80 $60 $47 $162 $88 $79 $92 $79 $97 $74
Third Party $147 $167 $151 $152 $153 $150 $208 $202 $199 $207 $257 $644 $616 $530 $530 $489 $502 $541
Total Direct $304 $316 $342 $324 $344 $321 $465 $413 $386 $341 $350 $1,032 $876 $749 $764 $726 $752 $817
Burden $223 $250 $252 $262 $281 $283 $285 $310 $301 $234 $170 $179 $168 $87 $92 $98 $101 $107
Aircraft Ownership $425 $439 $485 $435 $465 $450 $613 $604 $529 $501 $495 $1,203 $977 $649 $691 $685 $612 $637
Rentals $292 $323 $306 $295 $326 $316 $455 $505 $459 $441 $440 $1,120 $919 $593 $628 $637 $612 $637
Depreciation and Amortization $133 $116 $180 $141 $139 $134 $158 $99 $70 $60 $54 $82 $58 $56 $63 $48 $0 $0
Other $4 $7 $4 $8 $33 $9 $51 -$7 $4 $6 $4 -$3 -$5 $0 $0 $15 $63 $67
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             341             346             339             324             336             348             252             226             199             211             209             160              180              269              255              242              236      226
Seats Per Departure             120             121             121             122             122             124             126             130             130             127             123             130              135              135              134              136              136      136
Average Stage Length             514             519             521             519             535             554             556             539             593             625             625             638              687              799              787              779              780      785
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             745             785             775             761             783             783             766             769             767             762             721             755              765              761              750              758              760      765
Load Factor 64.0% 68.1% 70.8% 72.1% 68.5% 68.3% 67.2% 66.3% 69.3% 70.9% 71.2% 76.3% 78.9% 81.4% 81.6% 82.2% 83.6% 84.0%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.47            8.76            9.04            9.16            9.11            9.67          11.93            9.12            8.84            8.87            9.07            8.57             9.39             9.59             9.13             9.01             9.26     8.94
Airborne Hours            7.96            7.18            7.40            7.44            7.33            7.71            9.47            7.18            8.37            8.92            9.12            8.34             9.45             9.24             7.50             7.38             7.57     7.36
Departures            5.98            5.40            5.52            5.57            5.36            5.46            6.71            5.28            4.77            4.69            4.76            4.39             4.48             4.17             4.01             4.00             4.08     3.98
  Large Narrowbodies $2,424 $2,554 $2,745 $2,725 $3,069 $3,333 $3,122 $2,905 $3,080 $3,305 $3,325 $4,646 $4,937 $5,570 $3,744 $4,086 $4,885 $4,815
(Ex Fuel) $1,837 $1,869 $2,063 $2,215 $2,470 $2,360 $2,305 $2,212 $2,229 $2,173 $1,527 $2,237 $2,347 $2,268 $2,042 $1,962 $1,895 $1,820
Pilots $802 $936 $934 $930 $1,141 $1,043 $945 $987 $787 $704 $443 $612 $623 $611 $521 $485 $462 $481
Salaries and Wages $527 $551 $527 $577 $674 $567 $587 $523 $461 $391 $286 $395 $384 $385 $325 $293 $277 $317
Pilot Training $84 $67 $61 $73 $114 $86 $54 $56 $36 $22 $29 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $161 $286 $313 $246 $307 $345 $271 $378 $263 $267 $103 $182 $184 $165 $139 $125 $119 $104
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $32 $32 $34 $46 $45 $33 $30 $27 $25 $25 $35 $55 $60 $57 $67 $66 $60
Purchased Goods $665 $788 $774 $591 $678 $1,055 $900 $768 $920 $1,207 $1,875 $2,486 $2,677 $3,390 $1,774 $2,205 $3,079 $3,082
Fuel/Oil $587 $685 $681 $510 $600 $974 $817 $693 $851 $1,131 $1,797 $2,410 $2,590 $3,302 $1,702 $2,124 $2,990 $2,995
Insurance $36 $33 $23 $14 $8 $6 $19 $20 $15 $15 $14 $6 $3 $2 $3 $5 $4 $4
Other (inc. Tax) $41 $70 $70 $67 $71 $75 $64 $55 $54 $60 $63 $71 $84 $85 $69 $76 $84 $83
Maintenance $278 $168 $376 $523 $579 $603 $623 $578 $803 $799 $471 $866 $1,007 $995 $861 $832 $796 $698
Labor $29 $7 $14 $24 $27 $28 $103 $102 $93 $113 $20 $145 $143 $169 $190 $203 $206 $211
Materials $40 $38 $59 $73 $82 $86 $80 $58 $69 $61 $35 $145 $139 $137 $100 $91 $73 $51
Third Party $149 $100 $229 $317 $347 $366 $237 $190 $408 $323 $373 $455 $593 $610 $495 $440 $415 $329
Total Direct $191 $134 $302 $414 $456 $480 $420 $346 $567 $493 $423 $728 $863 $909 $769 $734 $695 $590
Burden $87 $34 $73 $109 $123 $123 $203 $233 $236 $305 $53 $138 $144 $87 $92 $98 $101 $107
Aircraft Ownership $672 $652 $651 $671 $634 $614 $628 $570 $560 $582 $530 $685 $630 $575 $587 $498 $291 $308
Rentals $337 $308 $309 $313 $296 $271 $307 $272 $396 $446 $420 $565 $478 $430 $378 $303 $291 $308
Depreciation and Amortization $335 $344 $342 $358 $337 $343 $321 $298 $164 $136 $110 $121 $151 $145 $209 $195 $0 $0
Other $7 $10 $10 $10 $37 $18 $26 $1 $9 $12 $6 -$3 $0 $0 $0 $67 $257 $246
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               29               34               34               34               34               34               40               60               58               59               59               61                63                71                76                75                76        89
Seats Per Departure             182             182             182             182             182             182             178             176             175             180             180             180              184              186              184              182              182      183
Average Stage Length          1,091          1,069          1,220          1,301          1,254          1,239          1,196          1,051          1,114          1,135          1,087          1,214            1,245            1,417            1,499            1,412            1,420   1,326
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             995          1,044          1,069          1,078          1,136          1,116          1,037          1,013          1,027          1,037          1,010          1,038            1,059            1,064            1,016              983              986      975
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                12               11               11               11               11               12               13               11               11               10               11               11                10                10                10                10                11        10
Airborne Hours               10                 9               10               10               10               11               11                 9               10               10               11               11                10                10                  9                  9                  9         9
Departures                 4                 4                 4                 3                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                  3                  3                  3                  3                  3         3
  Widebodies $2,754 $3,410 $3,633 $3,341 $3,604 $4,272 $4,716 $4,076 $4,514 $4,579 $5,038 $4,850 $6,077 $8,056 $5,770 $6,881 $8,445 $8,457
(Ex Fuel) $1,968 $2,441 $2,699 $2,625 $2,720 $2,824 $3,258 $2,907 $3,099 $2,739 $2,184 $2,116 $2,469 $2,671 $2,901 $3,125 $3,193 $3,129
Pilots $1,039 $1,158 $1,232 $1,294 $1,464 $1,598 $1,904 $1,485 $1,477 $1,112 $747 $595 $712 $820 $923 $894 $1,008 $1,031
Salaries and Wages $701 $711 $735 $830 $817 $936 $1,112 $788 $863 $615 $495 $408 $472 $556 $632 $611 $690 $759
Pilot Training $62 $48 $15 $67 $146 $270 $233 $69 $50 $27 $36 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $213 $354 $439 $347 $434 $332 $506 $581 $516 $427 $176 $169 $208 $238 $271 $262 $296 $250
Per Diem/ Personnel $62 $44 $43 $50 $67 $59 $54 $47 $49 $43 $40 $18 $32 $26 $20 $21 $21 $22
Purchased Goods $888 $1,103 $1,053 $822 $995 $1,562 $1,594 $1,290 $1,525 $1,958 $2,977 $2,828 $3,692 $5,393 $2,879 $3,770 $5,263 $5,339
Fuel/Oil $786 $969 $934 $716 $885 $1,448 $1,458 $1,169 $1,415 $1,840 $2,854 $2,735 $3,608 $5,386 $2,869 $3,756 $5,252 $5,328
Insurance $41 $39 $26 $17 $8 $8 $25 $31 $20 $19 $19 $5 $3 $4 $4 $6 $5 $5
Other (inc. Tax) $61 $95 $94 $90 $103 $105 $111 $90 $89 $99 $103 $89 $81 $4 $7 $8 $6 $6
Maintenance $110 $312 $505 $538 $549 $476 $562 $699 $971 $1,001 $743 $736 $848 $876 $937 $1,165 $1,193 $1,114
Labor $16 $16 $25 $42 $40 $36 $88 $113 $153 $150 $44 $134 $129 $170 $190 $202 $206 $210
Materials $99 $58 $115 $81 $60 $63 $124 $133 $117 $114 $130 $171 $116 $186 $308 $173 $144 $96
Third Party $254 $180 $239 $233 $277 $227 $186 $204 $320 $329 $494 $329 $508 $660 $528 $693 $743 $746
Total Direct $140 $247 $379 $353 $371 $317 $388 $438 $586 $588 $658 $603 $711 $790 $845 $1,068 $1,092 $1,007
Burden $52 $65 $126 $186 $178 $160 $173 $261 $385 $413 $107 $133 $137 $86 $92 $98 $101 $107
Aircraft Ownership $743 $826 $831 $674 $570 $588 $599 $594 $528 $498 $585 $693 $824 $968 $1,031 $1,000 $772 $710
Rentals $422 $617 $637 $452 $374 $302 $252 $259 $170 $157 $297 $592 $684 $767 $809 $850 $772 $710
Depreciation and Amortization $322 $209 $194 $222 $196 $286 $347 $335 $358 $341 $288 $101 $141 $201 $223 $150 $0 $0
Other -$26 $11 $11 $12 $26 $48 $57 $8 $13 $10 -$14 -$2 $0 -$1 $0 $51 $209 $263
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet                 8               11               12               13               12               15               16               20               19               19               19               19                19                19                21                26                26        26
Seats Per Departure             214             211             208             200             200             213             230             232             230             233             233             233              247              250              253              253              252      253
Average Stage Length          2,129          2,356          2,795          3,206          3,570          3,477          3,349          2,709          3,033          2,929          2,962          2,931            3,101            3,374            3,314            3,292            3,402   3,443
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,318          1,411          1,440          1,598          1,140          5,282          1,800          1,647          1,688          1,699          1,646          1,674            1,682            1,670            1,659            1,707            1,701   1,702
Load Factor 71.6% 73.2% 77.1% 77.5% 78.5% 79.1% 73.1% 78.9% 79.2% 81.5% 80.8% 78.8% 77.4% 78.1% 78.0% 80.1% 80.3% 79.2%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           12.49          12.07          12.56          12.54          14.63          14.60          16.80          12.79          12.86          13.00          12.90          12.96            12.95            12.51            12.09            12.02            12.20   12.35
Airborne Hours          11.48          11.14          11.59          11.59          13.56          13.52          15.49          11.66          12.70          13.05          12.95          13.29            13.02            12.38            11.27            11.12            11.33   11.50
Departures            2.63            2.32            2.06            1.81            1.91            1.94            2.32            2.15            1.97            2.05            2.00            2.02             1.91             1.72             1.68             1.70             1.66     1.67
  Total Fleet $2,121 $2,378 $2,493 $2,277 $2,488 $2,708 $3,086 $3,018 $2,983 $2,949 $3,085 $5,920 $5,422 $4,885 $3,647 $4,128 $4,903 $5,022
(Ex Fuel) $1,670 $1,829 $1,964 $1,877 $2,033 $1,941 $2,386 $2,399 $2,225 $1,983 $1,592 $2,985 $2,714 $2,159 $2,178 $2,175 $2,160 $2,194
Pilots $668 $757 $808 $761 $836 $799 $938 $1,047 $878 $728 $482 $822 $738 $569 $567 $559 $554 $564
Salaries and Wages $442 $469 $468 $478 $472 $436 $545 $543 $510 $396 $310 $545 $471 $373 $373 $367 $363 $397
Pilot Training $41 $37 $34 $46 $93 $102 $98 $80 $35 $31 $32 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $157 $222 $277 $204 $231 $224 $257 $391 $305 $273 $114 $238 $221 $160 $160 $157 $156 $131
Per Diem/ Personnel $29 $29 $29 $33 $40 $38 $38 $34 $29 $28 $27 $39 $47 $35 $34 $35 $36 $37
Purchased Goods $500 $623 $595 $460 $514 $828 $767 $690 $822 $1,032 $1,561 $3,042 $2,796 $2,790 $1,523 $2,009 $2,804 $2,893
Fuel/Oil $451 $549 $528 $400 $455 $767 $700 $619 $759 $966 $1,493 $2,935 $2,708 $2,726 $1,469 $1,953 $2,742 $2,828
Insurance $18 $18 $12 $8 $4 $4 $13 $22 $15 $13 $13 $7 $4 $3 $3 $4 $4 $4
Other (inc. Tax) $32 $56 $55 $52 $55 $58 $54 $49 $48 $53 $54 $100 $83 $62 $51 $52 $58 $60
Maintenance $492 $514 $567 $577 $617 $594 $719 $689 $741 $662 $528 $1,060 $1,016 $871 $864 $858 $872 $878
Labor $65 $48 $46 $53 $58 $59 $135 $126 $116 $98 $46 $195 $182 $169 $190 $203 $206 $211
Materials $86 $88 $134 $119 $125 $105 $115 $85 $81 $65 $51 $158 $103 $98 $110 $91 $96 $70
Third Party $150 $161 $163 $173 $179 $176 $210 $200 $259 $243 $304 $555 $600 $555 $522 $496 $504 $501
Total Direct $289 $295 $339 $335 $357 $337 $453 $400 $447 $397 $394 $898 $857 $784 $771 $760 $770 $771
Burden $206 $220 $228 $243 $260 $260 $266 $289 $294 $265 $138 $162 $159 $87 $92 $98 $101 $107
Aircraft Ownership $457 $476 $517 $471 $488 $474 $614 $596 $536 $519 $511 $998 $876 $655 $693 $670 $549 $550
Rentals $300 $333 $320 $304 $325 $311 $420 $432 $417 $417 $423 $903 $787 $572 $586 $578 $549 $550
Depreciation and Amortization $157 $143 $197 $167 $163 $164 $193 $163 $119 $102 $87 $95 $89 $84 $108 $93 $0 $0
Other $3 $7 $5 $8 $33 $12 $48 -$4 $6 $7 $3 -$3 -$3 $0 $0 $31 $124 $137
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             379             391             385             370             382             397             307             305             276             289             287             239              262              359              352              343              339      342
Seats Per Departure             131             133             134             134             135             138             144             153             154             153             150             160              162              157              158              162              162      165
Average Stage Length             563             580             592             597             616             639             667             685             762             782             777             859              880              955              972              981              990   1,004
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             785             837             834             832             837          1,062             874             898             914             907             868             936              926              884              879              900              905      916
Load Factor 64.9% 68.5% 71.4% 72.8% 70.2% 70.4% 68.9% 71.0% 73.3% 75.0% 75.1% 78.2% 80.0% 81.7% 81.9% 82.4% 83.7% 84.1%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.71            9.03            9.31            9.42            9.46          10.07          12.32            9.71            9.47            9.41            9.64            9.48             9.83             9.86             9.47             9.52             9.78     9.60
Airborne Hours            8.20            7.48            7.72            7.77            7.74            8.18          10.01            7.90            9.05            9.45            9.69            9.42             9.89             9.54             7.99             8.03             8.24     8.14
Departures            5.77            5.18            5.24            5.25            5.09            5.20            6.18            4.83            4.35            4.28            4.38            3.98             3.99             3.79             3.59             3.60             3.65     3.59
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.