ESTIMATING AIRLINE OPERATING COSTS

A review was made of the factors affecting commercial aircraft operating and delay costs. From this work, an airline operating cost model was developed which includes a method for estimating the labor and material costs of individual airframe maintenance systems. The model, similar in some respects to the standard Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Direct Operating Cost Model, permits estimates of aircraft-related costs not now included in the standard ATA model (e.g., aircraft service, landing fees, flight attendants, and control fees). A study of the cost of aircraft delay was also made and a method for estimating the cost of certain types of airline delay is described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the CTOL Transport Technology Conference, Hampton, Virginia, 28 Feb.-3 Mar. 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  United States  23665
  • Authors:
    • Maddalon, D V
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78694 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM