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What Is The Measure Of Freighter Efficiency?  
User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

Please forgive me if this is a stupid question -

I know that airplane manufacturers market their passenger planes based on direct CASM? Is there an equivalent measure for freighter aircraft (i.e. Cost per available pound (kg) mile) that is used to quickly determine which aircraft is more efficient?



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User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4537 times:

In Australia (we use the metric system), freight carried is measured in cents per Revenue Tonne Kilometres (RTK's), with the cost to operate the service measured in cents per Available Tonne Kilometres (ATK's).

So, if you have a 1,500 km flight with a 20 Tonne payload that costs $12,000 to operate, the cost per ATK would be calculated as follows:

$12,000 / 20 Tonnes / 1,500km = $0.40 per ATK

This is a very simplistic model, but should answer you question.


User currently offlineWheeltug From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Is there data available to break down between complete cost to operate (loading etc....) and just the cost of flight with the extra weight?

I'm trying to work out the marginal cost of adding or removing weight from an aircraft.



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