Diego From Italy, joined Apr 2001, 135 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
Yyz717 It might be that I got that it wrong but are you telling me that with 2000$ you could actually get a B737 200 off the ground without any additional expences? sorry if I doubt about it but I personally rented a Learjet 30 at Flight safety for a training dedicated mission and I was charged 4200$ hourly (That included the instructor but I don't think he got a big slice of the cake)
Boomer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
Aviation Week magazine used to publish an annual report of operating costs of various aircraft as disclosed by a variety of operators. I don't know if they plan on publishing one this year.
I don't have a copy of one, but I seem to recall that the costs reported varied from around $1200 to $1800 per flight hour (not block hour). For perspective, this was about 5 years ago. The charts would also break down in cost per revenue seat-mile, but I don't recall any of those figures.
These costs varied by operator due to a number of differences in the way each carrier runs their operation, such as own or lease, size of fleet (spares support), and whether they do their own heavy maintenance or farm it out.
The costs reported included fuel, crew, maintenance reserve, depreciation, etc.
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23533 posts, RR: 50 Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Per DOT reports Average operating cost for the B737-200 as reported by US air carriers in 2000 was $2275.
Keep in mind that the above figure reflects the higher operating cost of several major US carriers. A more realistic would be $1987 as reported by a low cost operater in 2000.
Also remember these figures include the higher fuel cost in 2000 versus todays rates. You should easily be able to shave off another $150-200 based on todays low cost as fuel accounted for about 25% of the overall cost depending on the airline.
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Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 74 Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1992 times:
My God, this was from 2002...
Where did I get the quotes from? The leasing companies maybe?
There were a lot of bargains on the 732 in those days, but a lot of unscrupulous managers marking up those bargains! *DAMN!*
Right now? The only figure I can come up with is about the 1750 and 2000 USD / hr ACMI... this is as far as I remember using older frames and JT8D-15As on the lower end, and the -17Rs and younger frames on the upper end. The higher ones are far from their C-Checks, any lower from the 1750 has a C-check due soon, so expect costs creeping in from the downtime.
That's why until recently, the 732s are still popular... the cost per available seat km is dirt cheap! But, spare parts has been a problem over here recently...
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !