Do You Know Your Wide-body Aircraft Operating Costs?

Whether you own a fleet of regional, narrow-body or wide-body aircraft, knowing your operating costs is important.

Your goal is to lean out and maximize your fleet to it’s fullest potential. What strategies can you adopt to streamline your maintenance costs? With crew and maintenance costs being over 25% of your total operating costs, I would say these are important, wouldn’t you?

Below is a list from on the reported aircraft operating costs for nearly 500 wide-body aircraft for the 12 months of 2014. Its good to note that fuel prices will clearly be much different for 2015.

Aircraft operating costs per block hour

Cost per ASM

Monthly ownership costs

Average daily aircraft utilization.