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Flying-Tiger
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### Operating Costs

I would like to know how much it costs (per block hour) to operate these
types and what the current prices/leasing costs are:

Dornier 328 turboprop
328JET
728JET
928JET

Dash 8-200/300/400
CRJ200ER/LR
CRJ700/ER
CRJ900

ERJ-135
ERJ-140
ERJ-145
ERJ-170
ERJ-190-100 and -200

Avro RJ70/85/100
Avro RJX 85/100

ATR 42-500
ATR 72-500

Fokker F70
Fokker F100

Thanks for any help. If someone can mention a site where I can find
these its fine, too.
Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A343/346, A359, A380,AT4,AT7,B712, B732/3/4/5/7/8/9,B742/4,B752/3, B762/763,B772/77W,CR2/7/9/K,ER3/4,E70/75/90/95, F50/70/100,M11,L15,SF3,S20, AR8/1, 142/143,... 330.860 miles and counting.

Guest

### RE: Operating Costs

YIKES!!!!

That's ALOT of information you need! You trying to start a virtual airline or something?

OK, if I were you I'd look at the total range of the aircrafts in question. Then look at the total amout of fuel the aircraft can carry.

Then I think you divide the total fuel among the total range. Then you take the GPM (Gallons per nautical mile) and multiply it by the current cost aircraft fuel.

And then you have altitude considerations and the average speed of the aircraft, and also the total flight time between point A to point B, and it's whole one big mess of an equation.

I tried!!!

I'm sorry if any of the information here is incorrect, I haven't used that equation for a long time!

Aloha 737-200!!

Guest

### RE: Operating Costs

The US DOT publishes the operating costs of US carriers; otherwise you can always contact the manufacturer.

Guest

### RE: Operating Costs

HEY CEILIDH!!

Last I heard from you you were working on a new airline. Did that ever materialize? Fill me in!!

BTW, I gave up on PWA and PSA II, more interested in piloting anyway!

Aloha 737-200!!

Guest

### RE: Operating Costs

Hey Aloha! Still doing it, getting lots of support from the politicians (who know a good thing when they see it) but interest from the guys with the big bucks is somewhat more restrained - mainly due to the recession. Target start date Feb 2003: we've missed the slot for next year and we have to start prior to the peak season to get over that first hump!

charlieduke
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Joined: Fri May 18, 2001 12:28 am

### RE: Operating Costs

Tiger-

The information you are looking for is not available on-line. All carriers must file the DOT form 41 which includes the information that you are asking about. Unfortunately, that information is available only by going to the DOT. They are located at 400 7th St., S.W., Washington, D.C., Room 4201. The forms are all on microfiche and public viewing is free. Another option is to purchase the information from a third party such as Data Base Products. Unfortunately, they charge \$5,000 for a one year subscription. Another option is to pay an aviation consultant who has a subscription to Data Base Products to pull the information you are requesting. They shouldn’t charge more than \$200 or so. The total block hour cost is broken down to: crew cost, fuel/oil, rentals, depreciation, insurance, taxes, direct maintenance and maintenance burden, and other.

All that said, here is the block hour costs I can give you—
DO 328 prop
Air Wisconsin- \$985
Dash 8-100
Horizon- \$1,079
CRJ 100
Air Wisconsin- \$1,573
CRJ 200
Atlantic Southeast- \$1,170
ERJ 135
Continental Express- \$1,145
American Eagle- \$992
ERJ 145
Continental Express- \$1,249
American Eagle- \$1,009
Avro RJ85
Mesaba- \$1,985
ATR 72
American Eagle- \$1,746
Continental Express- \$1,325

The following is a link that may be of some help.
http://www.bts.gov/programs/oai/sources.html

Flying-Tiger
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Joined: Mon Aug 23, 1999 5:35 am

### Charlieduke

Thanks for these infos, this what I was looking for. I´m not really willing enought to spend 5,000 bucks for these info... Thanks again for it

Flying-Tiger
Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A343/346, A359, A380,AT4,AT7,B712, B732/3/4/5/7/8/9,B742/4,B752/3, B762/763,B772/77W,CR2/7/9/K,ER3/4,E70/75/90/95, F50/70/100,M11,L15,SF3,S20, AR8/1, 142/143,... 330.860 miles and counting.

Guest

### RE: Operating Costs

Don't forget that you have considerably more costs than just those of running the aircraft. As an example, the financial component of our own business plan contains 17 different sections for each of five years, each of which is then broken down further so we end up with the costs of each of the main items. AS an example, here are the items from the Startup Costs section:

Start-up Expenses
Flight Deck Crew Training
Cabin Crew Training
Route Analysis Fees (6 routes)
CAA Air Operator's Certificate
AOC Documentation Fees
CAA Operating Licence Application
US DOT402 Application
Travel & Accommodation
US office rental (PSM, YHM, SWF)
Furnishings & Equipment
Manuals, stationery etc.
Uniforms
Consultancy - Technical
Pre-startup payroll expenses
Corporate Identity & Branding
Website creation
Operating Expenses (6 months)
Expensed Equipment
Total Start-up Expense

Start-up Assets Needed
Aircraft deposits
Cash reserves
Other Short-term Assets
Total

Total Short-term Assets

Aircraft Downpayment
Aircraft Equipment
Total Fixed Assets

Total Start-up Requirements:
Left to finance:

Start-up Funding Plan

Investment
Investor funding
Promoter's Equity (non-cash)
Total investment

Short-term Liabilities
Unpaid Expenses
Short-term Loans
Interest-free Short-term Loans
Subtotal Short-term Liabilities

Long-term Liabilities
Bank Guarantees/Letters of Credit:
Aircraft Finance
Aircraft Leases (Bank guarantee)
Fuel (Bank guarantees)
Other Operating Guarantees
Total Liabilities

Loss at Start-up
Total Capital
Total Capital and Liabilities
Checkline

CAA Free Asset Test:
Operating Costs (1st Quarter)

Hope this helps!

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