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 2013
  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 $4,689
(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 $1,676
Pilots $583 $568 $651 $684 $712 $750 $770 $764 $826 $693 $613 $653 $640 $657 $705 $765 $826 $653 $675
Salaries and Wages $410 $404 $447 $461 $462 $481 $484 $483 $538 $445 $391 $406 $393 $415 $445 $479 $511 $436 $472
Pilot Training $14 $14 $40 $48 $62 $68 $75 $54 $24 $23 $16 $16 $18 $23 $27 $24 $28 $25 $28
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $131 $122 $132 $140 $143 $155 $166 $190 $229 $194 $179 $202 $198 $184 $197 $225 $245 $156 $135
Per Diem/ Personnel $27 $27 $31 $35 $44 $45 $45 $37 $36 $31 $28 $29 $31 $35 $35 $37 $42 $37 $40
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 $3,102
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 $3,014
Insurance $12 $14 $4 $3 $1 $1 $2 $8 $11 $6 $3 $3 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $2 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $29 $45 $46 $46 $47 $53 $52 $51 $64 $63 $45 $64 $67 $68 $60 $67 $88 $76 $87
Maintenance $392 $434 $553 $552 $552 $587 $678 $751 $594 $590 $615 $525 $544 $715 $586 $734 $921 $837 $708
Labor $98 $102 $127 $120 $119 $115 $132 $146 $120 $125 $138 $129 $129 $142 $134 $157 $179 $174 $150
Materials $82 $100 $148 $138 $137 $133 $147 $142 $80 $105 $123 $78 $88 $158 $115 $143 $177 $208 $146
Third Party $41 $43 $55 $71 $88 $96 $98 $87 $122 $105 $73 $52 $58 $77 $63 $84 $112 $92 $127
Total Direct $222 $245 $329 $328 $325 $344 $374 $373 $322 $336 $333 $259 $274 $376 $312 $383 $468 $474 $422
Burden $170 $189 $224 $224 $227 $243 $306 $378 $272 $254 $282 $267 $270 $339 $274 $351 $453 $363 $286
Aircraft Ownership $395 $400 $388 $379 $380 $407 $461 $430 $404 $392 $354 $363 $387 $367 $362 $392 $341 $194 $149
Rentals $183 $178 $175 $174 $185 $199 $204 $244 $217 $200 $194 $202 $207 $202 $246 $293 $298 $152 $122
Depreciation and Amortization $212 $221 $213 $205 $195 $208 $257 $186 $187 $191 $160 $160 $180 $165 $116 $99 $43 $43 $27
Other $8 $10 $9 $10 $18 $17 $21 $16 $18 $10 $1 $8 $8 $10 $11 $33 $89 $27 $55
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             417             416             415             413             417             419             388             433             388             342             335             311              299              295              265              244              214        198        187
Seats Per Departure             135             135             135             135             133             127             123             123             124             128             134             136              138              139              140              140              140        140        147
Average Stage Length             852             898             898             904             875             850             848             802             843             890             895             899              879              875              871              860              823        811        826
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             957             944             942             959             978             957             941             917             908             933             932             924              943              940              957              961              960        963      1,042
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% 82.2%
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       8.92
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       7.50
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       3.90
  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 $5,048
(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 $2,415
Pilots $611 $608 $685 $726 $744 $800 $842 $862 $824 $775 $773 $729 $754 $746 $749 $649 $632 $704 $687
Salaries and Wages $431 $434 $471 $492 $488 $519 $535 $549 $537 $498 $493 $453 $464 $472 $473 $406 $390 $470 $480
Pilot Training $14 $15 $42 $51 $66 $74 $82 $61 $24 $26 $20 $17 $21 $26 $29 $21 $22 $27 $29
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $131 $139 $149 $151 $167 $184 $217 $228 $217 $226 $226 $234 $209 $210 $191 $187 $168 $138
Per Diem/ Personnel $27 $27 $32 $33 $39 $41 $41 $35 $35 $35 $35 $33 $36 $39 $37 $31 $32 $40 $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 $2,712
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 $2,633
Insurance $8 $10 $15 $9 $5 $6 $7 $20 $11 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $4 $3 $3 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $34 $54 $55 $56 $54 $58 $53 $55 $64 $64 $47 $68 $69 $67 $60 $54 $63 $74 $76
Maintenance $367 $354 $435 $554 $558 $538 $509 $575 $640 $638 $778 $935 $839 $888 $1,112 $1,006 $892 $932 $896
Labor $73 $77 $84 $71 $75 $74 $72 $88 $129 $93 $86 $85 $92 $99 $119 $120 $118 $111 $83
Materials $93 $65 $113 $103 $52 $59 $54 $47 $86 $69 $68 $69 $78 $99 $172 $143 $110 $175 $198
Third Party $73 $70 $90 $261 $296 $251 $216 $218 $131 $210 $263 $306 $253 $277 $300 $264 $223 $241 $255
Total Direct $240 $212 $287 $421 $414 $382 $342 $345 $347 $364 $418 $460 $423 $464 $591 $527 $452 $528 $535
Burden $127 $141 $148 $132 $144 $155 $166 $231 $293 $275 $360 $475 $416 $424 $521 $479 $440 $404 $361
Aircraft Ownership $680 $679 $647 $645 $555 $511 $501 $627 $634 $544 $480 $507 $532 $472 $546 $547 $432 $436 $568
Rentals $367 $346 $324 $316 $272 $221 $197 $337 $304 $244 $249 $274 $278 $196 $253 $337 $399 $408 $551
Depreciation and Amortization $312 $333 $323 $328 $282 $290 $304 $290 $330 $300 $231 $233 $254 $276 $293 $210 $33 $28 $18
Other $10 $11 $13 $11 $13 $15 $12 $13 $11 $6 -$1 $5 $4 $5 $15 $71 $234 $205 $184
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               85               88               90               92             112             139             171             225             219             201             220             219              206              202              211              251              280        280        308
Seats Per Departure             188             188             188             188             184             171             161             162             162             171             173             174              174              173              172              170              170        168        160
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      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        896
Load Factor                 1                 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          10
Airborne Hours                 9                 9                 9               10                 9                 9                 8                 9                 8               10                 9                 9                  9                  9                  9                  8                  8            8            9
Departures                 3                 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 $9,231
(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 $3,711
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 $1,012
Salaries and Wages $480 $552 $620 $642 $610 $656 $664 $696 $527 $577 $659 $634 $643 $659 $701 $761 $805 $681 $708
Pilot Training $16 $19 $55 $67 $82 $93 $102 $77 $24 $29 $27 $24 $29 $37 $42 $39 $45 $39 $42
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $154 $167 $184 $195 $189 $211 $229 $274 $224 $251 $302 $316 $324 $292 $310 $358 $386 $243 $203
Per Diem/ Personnel $40 $41 $48 $45 $44 $48 $50 $43 $35 $40 $47 $46 $50 $55 $55 $59 $66 $58 $60
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 $5,683
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 $5,519
Insurance $6 $6 $24 $14 $7 $13 $13 $35 $11 $12 $13 $13 $9 $6 $6 $7 $6 $5 $4
Other (inc. Tax) $58 $91 $91 $87 $82 $99 $96 $97 $63 $89 $86 $125 $129 $129 $115 $131 $170 $149 $159
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 $1,711
Labor $148 $151 $165 $170 $155 $155 $159 $183 $205 $182 $145 $155 $141 $158 $173 $171 $170 $162 $116
Materials $142 $181 $279 $292 $227 $238 $235 $210 $139 $157 $115 $135 $148 $201 $275 $295 $241 $274 $254
Third Party $168 $203 $181 $164 $180 $212 $247 $286 $211 $260 $243 $246 $329 $395 $452 $441 $456 $502 $649
Total Direct $458 $523 $622 $626 $559 $605 $639 $667 $555 $599 $503 $536 $618 $720 $890 $906 $865 $938 $1,017
Burden $257 $280 $290 $312 $298 $330 $381 $480 $466 $454 $431 $552 $606 $656 $784 $830 $837 $717 $695
Aircraft Ownership $870 $826 $798 $780 $734 $777 $833 $939 $916 $797 $769 $784 $825 $862 $899 $678 $207 $157 $176
Rentals $377 $330 $284 $288 $262 $250 $243 $321 $263 $245 $243 $248 $247 $238 $213 $132 $117 $82 $97
Depreciation and Amortization $493 $497 $514 $491 $472 $527 $590 $618 $654 $552 $526 $536 $578 $624 $686 $545 $90 $76 $79
Other $37 -$6 $29 $39 $48 $43 $39 $29 $22 $17 $4 $16 $20 $37 $27 $183 $623 $643 $649
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             147             143             138             138             145             150             151             160             148             152             153             154              154              152              131              120              121        120        117
Seats Per Departure             224             219             214             212             207             211             205             205             215             219             224             228              230              231              228              226              225        225        224
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      3,609
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      1,851
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% 83.1%
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      11.28
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      11.27
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       1.49
  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 $5,862
(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 $2,493
Pilots $613 $626 $718 $753 $771 $821 $852 $860 $822 $765 $766 $768 $781 $785 $819 $821 $846 $764 $755
Salaries and Wages $431 $445 $492 $509 $504 $530 $539 $546 $536 $492 $488 $477 $480 $496 $518 $514 $522 $509 $528
Pilot Training $14 $16 $44 $53 $68 $75 $83 $61 $24 $25 $20 $18 $21 $28 $31 $26 $29 $29 $31
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $135 $146 $154 $156 $170 $185 $215 $228 $214 $224 $238 $242 $220 $229 $242 $251 $182 $151
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $30 $36 $37 $43 $45 $45 $38 $35 $34 $35 $35 $37 $41 $41 $40 $43 $43 $44
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 $3,469
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 $3,369
Insurance $10 $11 $11 $6 $3 $5 $6 $17 $11 $8 $6 $6 $5 $4 $4 $4 $3 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $37 $58 $58 $57 $57 $65 $63 $62 $64 $69 $56 $80 $84 $83 $73 $76 $95 $92 $97
Maintenance $470 $514 $621 $643 $629 $659 $713 $782 $700 $713 $743 $796 $814 $941 $1,036 $1,076 $1,086 $1,075 $1,022
Labor $108 $110 $129 $124 $120 $117 $124 $137 $141 $129 $123 $121 $120 $133 $138 $145 $149 $142 $109
Materials $99 $116 $174 $169 $145 $143 $145 $129 $95 $106 $104 $89 $100 $150 $174 $178 $161 $208 $196
Third Party $78 $87 $90 $122 $147 $155 $162 $166 $144 $173 $174 $182 $191 $222 $241 $240 $242 $259 $306
Total Direct $284 $310 $393 $413 $399 $413 $429 $426 $380 $406 $401 $392 $411 $493 $551 $562 $551 $609 $609
Burden $186 $205 $229 $231 $231 $246 $290 $357 $320 $307 $343 $404 $403 $448 $485 $514 $535 $466 $413
Aircraft Ownership $554 $546 $524 $514 $498 $515 $559 $592 $583 $533 $495 $513 $546 $529 $557 $521 $352 $299 $367
Rentals $258 $240 $223 $223 $219 $216 $211 $286 $253 $224 $223 $237 $240 $210 $240 $274 $303 $255 $333
Depreciation and Amortization $297 $306 $301 $291 $279 $300 $347 $306 $330 $308 $272 $276 $306 $319 $317 $247 $49 $44 $34
Other $16 $6 $14 $17 $25 $23 $23 $18 $17 $11 $1 $9 $10 $16 $16 $83 $277 $256 $250
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             649             647             643             642             674             708             711             818             755             695             708             685              660              648              606              614              615        597        612
Seats Per Departure             169             167             165             164             164             159             156             155             159             166             172             175              177              177              176              175              176        176        173
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      1,308
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      1,145
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% 83.1%
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       9.85
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       8.87
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       3.05
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.