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 2014 2015 2016
  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 $5,216 $4,702 $4,425 $4,368 $3,251 $2,881
(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 $2,232 $1,790 $1,617 $1,780 $1,890 $1,810
Pilots $583 $568 $651 $684 $712 $750 $770 $764 $826 $693 $613 $653 $640 $657 $705 $765 $792 $653 $656 $739 $721 $726
Salaries and Wages $410 $404 $447 $461 $462 $481 $484 $483 $538 $445 $391 $406 $393 $415 $445 $479 $490 $436 $459 $516 $499 $524
Pilot Training $14 $14 $40 $48 $62 $68 $75 $54 $24 $23 $16 $16 $18 $23 $27 $24 $27 $25 $27 $31 $30 $31
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $131 $122 $132 $140 $143 $155 $166 $190 $229 $194 $179 $202 $198 $184 $197 $225 $235 $156 $131 $148 $155 $137
Per Diem/ Personnel $27 $27 $31 $35 $44 $45 $45 $37 $36 $31 $28 $29 $31 $35 $35 $37 $40 $37 $39 $43 $37 $35
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 $3,073 $2,990 $2,891 $2,661 $1,413 $1,108
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 $2,984 $2,912 $2,808 $2,588 $1,361 $1,072
Insurance $12 $14 $4 $3 $1 $1 $2 $8 $11 $6 $3 $3 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $2 $1 $1 $3 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $29 $45 $46 $46 $47 $53 $52 $51 $64 $63 $45 $64 $67 $68 $60 $67 $85 $76 $81 $72 $49 $35
Maintenance $392 $434 $553 $552 $552 $587 $678 $751 $594 $590 $615 $525 $544 $715 $586 $734 $921 $837 $689 $763 $684 $656
Labor $98 $102 $127 $120 $119 $115 $132 $146 $120 $125 $138 $129 $129 $142 $134 $157 $179 $174 $156 $147 $146 $147
Materials $82 $100 $148 $138 $137 $133 $147 $142 $80 $105 $123 $78 $88 $158 $115 $143 $177 $208 $151 $196 $107 $86
Third Party $41 $43 $55 $71 $88 $96 $98 $87 $122 $105 $73 $52 $58 $77 $63 $84 $112 $92 $105 $114 $251 $233
Total Direct $222 $245 $329 $328 $325 $344 $374 $373 $322 $336 $333 $259 $274 $376 $312 $383 $468 $474 $411 $457 $505 $465
Burden $170 $189 $224 $224 $227 $243 $306 $378 $272 $254 $282 $267 $270 $339 $274 $351 $453 $363 $278 $306 $179 $191
Aircraft Ownership $395 $400 $388 $379 $380 $407 $461 $430 $404 $392 $354 $363 $387 $367 $362 $392 $341 $194 $156 $154 $257 $222
Rentals $183 $178 $175 $174 $185 $199 $204 $244 $217 $200 $194 $202 $207 $202 $246 $293 $298 $152 $128 $127 $245 $209
Depreciation and Amortization $212 $221 $213 $205 $195 $208 $257 $186 $187 $191 $160 $160 $180 $165 $116 $99 $43 $43 $28 $27 $12 $13
Other $8 $10 $9 $10 $18 $17 $21 $16 $18 $10 $1 $8 $8 $10 $11 $33 $89 $27 $33 $51 $176 $169
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             417             416             415             413             417             419             388             433             388             342             335             311              299              295              265              244              214        198        181        171        322        275
Seats Per Departure             135             135             135             135             133             127             123             123             124             128             134             136              138              139              140              140              140        140        137        139        134        134
Average Stage Length             852             898             898             904             875             850             848             802             843             890             895             899              879              875              871              860              823        811        786        783        783        762
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             957             944             942             959             978             957             941             917             908             933             932             924              943              940              957              961              960        963        972        933        823        803
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% 82.4% 83.6% 83.6% 81.5%
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       8.85       8.67       8.72       8.88
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       7.37       7.13       7.10       7.14
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       4.00       3.92       3.87       4.00
  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 $4,664 $5,161 $5,048 $4,937 $4,048 $3,843
(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 $2,309 $2,352 $2,415 $2,528 $2,601 $2,670
Pilots $611 $608 $685 $726 $744 $800 $842 $862 $824 $775 $773 $729 $754 $746 $749 $649 $681 $704 $687 $733 $978 $1,038
Salaries and Wages $431 $434 $471 $492 $488 $519 $535 $549 $537 $498 $493 $453 $464 $472 $473 $406 $421 $470 $480 $512 $697 $734
Pilot Training $14 $15 $42 $51 $66 $74 $82 $61 $24 $26 $20 $17 $21 $26 $29 $21 $24 $27 $29 $31 $41 $43
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $131 $139 $149 $151 $167 $184 $217 $228 $217 $226 $226 $234 $209 $210 $191 $202 $168 $138 $147 $188 $207
Per Diem/ Personnel $27 $27 $32 $33 $39 $41 $41 $35 $35 $35 $35 $33 $36 $39 $37 $31 $35 $40 $40 $43 $51 $55
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 $2,425 $2,885 $2,712 $2,478 $1,505 $1,215
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 $2,355 $2,809 $2,633 $2,409 $1,448 $1,174
Insurance $8 $10 $15 $9 $5 $6 $7 $20 $11 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $4 $3 $3 $3 $3 $2 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $34 $54 $55 $56 $54 $58 $53 $55 $64 $64 $47 $68 $69 $67 $60 $54 $68 $74 $76 $67 $54 $39
Maintenance $367 $354 $435 $554 $558 $538 $509 $575 $640 $638 $778 $935 $839 $888 $1,112 $1,006 $892 $932 $896 $908 $925 $931
Labor $73 $77 $84 $71 $75 $74 $72 $88 $129 $93 $86 $85 $92 $99 $119 $120 $118 $111 $83 $87 $187 $202
Materials $93 $65 $113 $103 $52 $59 $54 $47 $86 $69 $68 $69 $78 $99 $172 $143 $110 $175 $198 $242 $182 $144
Third Party $73 $70 $90 $261 $296 $251 $216 $218 $131 $210 $263 $306 $253 $277 $300 $264 $223 $241 $255 $215 $268 $278
Total Direct $240 $212 $287 $421 $414 $382 $342 $345 $347 $364 $418 $460 $423 $464 $591 $527 $452 $528 $535 $544 $637 $624
Burden $127 $141 $148 $132 $144 $155 $166 $231 $293 $275 $360 $475 $416 $424 $521 $479 $440 $404 $361 $364 $288 $307
Aircraft Ownership $680 $679 $647 $645 $555 $511 $501 $627 $634 $544 $480 $507 $532 $472 $546 $547 $432 $436 $568 $644 $383 $367
Rentals $367 $346 $324 $316 $272 $221 $197 $337 $304 $244 $249 $274 $278 $196 $253 $337 $399 $408 $551 $607 $358 $344
Depreciation and Amortization $312 $333 $323 $328 $282 $290 $304 $290 $330 $300 $231 $233 $254 $276 $293 $210 $33 $28 $18 $37 $24 $23
Other $10 $11 $13 $11 $13 $15 $12 $13 $11 $6 -$1 $5 $4 $5 $15 $71 $234 $205 $184 $173 $258 $292
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               85               88               90               92             112             139             171             225             219             201             220             219              206              202              211              251              280        289        308        336        498        516
Seats Per Departure             188             188             188             188             184             171             161             162             162             171             173             174              174              173              172              170              170        168        160        156        168        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            1,249            1,250            1,241            1,278            1,283      1,258      1,258      1,275      1,247      1,222
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        910        896        854        877        864
Load Factor                 1                 1                 1                 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          10          10          10
Airborne Hours                 9                 9                 9               10                 9                 9                 8                 9                 8               10                 9                 9                  9                  9                  9                  8                  8            8            9            9            9            9
Departures                 3                 3                 3                 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 $9,714 $9,305 $9,294 $9,456 $7,915 $7,738
(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 $3,953 $3,630 $3,671 $3,967 $4,734 $5,088
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 $1,250 $1,020 $1,015 $1,168 $1,761 $1,948
Salaries and Wages $480 $552 $620 $642 $610 $656 $664 $696 $527 $577 $659 $634 $643 $659 $701 $761 $772 $681 $710 $816 $1,255 $1,353
Pilot Training $16 $19 $55 $67 $82 $93 $102 $77 $24 $29 $27 $24 $29 $37 $42 $39 $43 $39 $42 $50 $74 $78
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $154 $167 $184 $195 $189 $211 $229 $274 $224 $251 $302 $316 $324 $292 $310 $358 $371 $243 $203 $234 $342 $410
Per Diem/ Personnel $40 $41 $48 $45 $44 $48 $50 $43 $35 $40 $47 $46 $50 $55 $55 $59 $64 $58 $60 $69 $90 $107
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 $5,931 $5,829 $5,789 $5,646 $3,309 $2,747
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 $5,760 $5,676 $5,622 $5,489 $3,181 $2,650
Insurance $6 $6 $24 $14 $7 $13 $13 $35 $11 $12 $13 $13 $9 $6 $6 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3 $5 $5
Other (inc. Tax) $58 $91 $91 $87 $82 $99 $96 $97 $63 $89 $86 $125 $129 $129 $115 $131 $165 $149 $162 $154 $122 $91
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 $1,680 $1,772 $1,650 $1,734
Labor $148 $151 $165 $170 $155 $155 $159 $183 $205 $182 $145 $155 $141 $158 $173 $171 $170 $162 $111 $136 $331 $374
Materials $142 $181 $279 $292 $227 $238 $235 $210 $139 $157 $115 $135 $148 $201 $275 $295 $241 $274 $243 $262 $365 $288
Third Party $168 $203 $181 $164 $180 $212 $247 $286 $211 $260 $243 $246 $329 $395 $452 $441 $456 $502 $647 $665 $387 $471
Total Direct $458 $523 $622 $626 $559 $605 $639 $667 $555 $599 $503 $536 $618 $720 $890 $906 $865 $938 $997 $1,062 $1,083 $1,133
Burden $257 $280 $290 $312 $298 $330 $381 $480 $466 $454 $431 $552 $606 $656 $784 $830 $837 $717 $683 $710 $567 $601
Aircraft Ownership $870 $826 $798 $780 $734 $777 $833 $939 $916 $797 $769 $784 $825 $862 $899 $678 $207 $157 $167 $145 $716 $724
Rentals $377 $330 $284 $288 $262 $250 $243 $321 $263 $245 $243 $248 $247 $238 $213 $132 $117 $82 $92 $89 $664 $677
Depreciation and Amortization $493 $497 $514 $491 $472 $527 $590 $618 $654 $552 $526 $536 $578 $624 $686 $545 $90 $76 $75 $56 $52 $47
Other $37 -$6 $29 $39 $48 $43 $39 $29 $22 $17 $4 $16 $20 $37 $27 $183 $623 $643 $643 $724 $479 $586
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             147             143             138             138             145             150             151             160             148             152             153             154              154              152              131              120              121        120        124        120        151        146
Seats Per Departure             224             219             214             212             207             211             205             205             215             219             224             228              230              231              228              226              225        225        229        238        247        252
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      3,645      3,870      3,742      3,744
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      1,889      1,913      1,925      1,934
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% 83.0% 79.5% 79.6% 78.6%
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      11.25      10.96      10.63      11.25
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      11.25      10.28       9.86      10.41
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       1.47       1.36       1.36       1.44
  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 $5,761 $4,466 $4,269
(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 $2,654 $2,751 $2,866
Pilots $613 $626 $718 $753 $771 $821 $852 $860 $822 $765 $766 $768 $781 $785 $819 $821 $846 $764 $755 $827 $1,034 $1,115
Salaries and Wages $431 $445 $492 $509 $504 $530 $539 $546 $536 $492 $488 $477 $480 $496 $518 $514 $522 $509 $528 $578 $733 $787
Pilot Training $14 $16 $44 $53 $68 $75 $83 $61 $24 $25 $20 $18 $21 $28 $31 $26 $29 $29 $31 $35 $44 $46
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $135 $146 $154 $156 $170 $185 $215 $228 $214 $224 $238 $242 $220 $229 $242 $251 $182 $151 $166 $204 $224
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $30 $36 $37 $43 $45 $45 $38 $35 $34 $35 $35 $37 $41 $41 $40 $43 $43 $44 $48 $53 $59
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 $3,196 $1,782 $1,453
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 $3,107 $1,715 $1,403
Insurance $10 $11 $11 $6 $3 $5 $6 $17 $11 $8 $6 $6 $5 $4 $4 $4 $3 $3 $3 $2 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $37 $58 $58 $57 $57 $65 $63 $62 $64 $69 $56 $80 $84 $83 $73 $76 $95 $92 $97 $87 $64 $47
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 $1,057 $976 $999
Labor $108 $110 $129 $124 $120 $117 $124 $137 $141 $129 $123 $121 $120 $133 $138 $145 $149 $142 $109 $112 $199 $217
Materials $99 $116 $174 $169 $145 $143 $145 $129 $95 $106 $104 $89 $100 $150 $174 $178 $161 $208 $196 $235 $191 $154
Third Party $78 $87 $90 $122 $147 $155 $162 $166 $144 $173 $174 $182 $191 $222 $241 $240 $242 $259 $306 $286 $283 $300
Total Direct $284 $310 $393 $413 $399 $413 $429 $426 $380 $406 $401 $392 $411 $493 $551 $562 $551 $609 $609 $633 $673 $671
Burden $186 $205 $229 $231 $231 $246 $290 $357 $320 $307 $343 $404 $403 $448 $485 $514 $535 $466 $413 $424 $303 $328
Aircraft Ownership $554 $546 $524 $514 $498 $515 $559 $592 $583 $533 $495 $513 $546 $529 $557 $521 $352 $299 $367 $420 $402 $391
Rentals $258 $240 $223 $223 $219 $216 $211 $286 $253 $224 $223 $237 $240 $210 $240 $274 $303 $255 $333 $382 $377 $367
Depreciation and Amortization $297 $306 $301 $291 $279 $300 $347 $306 $330 $308 $272 $276 $306 $319 $317 $247 $49 $44 $34 $38 $25 $25
Other $16 $6 $14 $17 $25 $23 $23 $18 $17 $11 $1 $9 $10 $16 $16 $83 $277 $256 $250 $261 $271 $311
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             649             647             643             642             674             708             711             818             755             695             708             685              660              648              606              614              615        606        612        627        972        936
Seats Per Departure             169             167             165             164             164             159             156             155             159             166             172             175              177              177              176              175              176        176        173        173        175        178
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      1,325      1,226      1,230
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      1,139      1,145      1,098      1,038      1,033
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% 82.1% 83.3% 82.3%
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       9.63       9.85       9.84       9.81      10.11
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       8.42       8.87       8.57       8.38       8.59
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       3.00       3.05       3.00       3.14       3.22
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.