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Are These Numbers For Real?!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 8:16 am

I was re-reading an old Airways magazine I had last night before I went to bed, and came across the Airtran 717 Introduction article. I read through the majority of it, and then close to the end of it, I nearly choked on the numbers they were throwing around about the total operating costs...$330 per hour?!

Did they forget to add an extra "0" at the end, or leave off a "1" at the beginning of the figure?!

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RE: Are These Numbers For Real?!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 8:22 am

I am sure it is a little higher then that, however that might be the price of the aircraft per hour, not including crews, maintenance, fuel, ect. I think a citation cost more an hour then that.
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RE: Are These Numbers For Real?!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 8:23 am

that might be the lowest operating cost when the plane is in the hanger. that's the rent for a parking spot in the hanger.

u no i m j/k
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RE: Are These Numbers For Real?!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 8:29 am

Yeh, thats the estimate cost to operate a plane like that, with all the fuel, maintenance, etc.

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