aircraft utilization rate

aircraft utilization rate

Normally for transport and commercial aircraft, it is the average number of hours that an aircraft is actually in flight during each 24-h period or per month. For combat aircraft, the reckoning period is a month instead of 24 h (i.e., hours flown per aircraft per month). However, some air forces use the number of sorties instead of hours.
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The key is how often we can put those relatively few aircraft into the fight and keep them there-captured in the aircraft utilization rate (how many hours per month an aircraft flies).
The 1997 retirement of the medium-attack bomber, the A-6E Intruder, coupled with the Hornet's participation in three subsequent wars has caused a higher-than-anticipated aircraft utilization rate.
The Company said, "Taking advantage of the continuing favorable macro-economic environment in the PRC, the Group has managed to raise its passenger load factor by increasing its carrying capacity, optimizing its route networks, raising its aircraft utilization rate, improving its service quality, and optimizing its revenue management.
It also finds aircraft utilization rates still below the pre-crisis levels.
Gone are the days of setting up formulas or database-type queries to calculate cost per sortie or gallons per flying hour or to research aircraft utilization rates.
31, 2005, GATX's North American rail and owned aircraft utilization rates were 98% and 100%, respectively.
GATX's rail and aircraft utilization rates at Sept.
During the quarter, LAN continued to achieve extremely high aircraft utilization rates with its long-haul passenger and cargo aircraft flying in excess of 15 hours per day.
While the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector is less sensitive than new aircraft production to macroeconomic trends - such as those now hammering the OEMs - it has weakened in recent months as airlines have deferred some elective MRO work, brought other services in-house and slowed aircraft utilization rates," he told AW&ST.
Although aircraft utilization rates remain high, our turbine component repair mix has changed to include a larger volume of lower margin replacement parts rather than repair services.
The complaint charges America West and certain of its officers, directors and its controlling shareholders with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by issuing false statements about America West's supposed competitive advantages due to its exceptionally low operating costs, industry leading aircraft utilization rates, cost-savings outsourced aircraft maintenance procedures, improving financial results, record earning per share ("EPS") and prospects for continued EPS growth.
The Complaint alleges that by issuing false statements about America West's supposed competitive advantages due to its exceptionally low operating costs, industry-leading aircraft utilization rates, cost savings outsourced aircraft maintenance procedures, improving financial results, record earnings per share together with prospects for continued growth, and using $99 million of the Company's own cash to repurchase 4.
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