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AIRCRAFT OPERATING DATA

                           AIRCRAFT OPERATING DATA               U.S. passenger carriers (year ending 1st quarter)                 (Unless noted, all items in U.S.$/block hour)                                      1998      1997 % chg.  MD-80  Fleet (units)                        587       579   1.4%  Block hours                    2,210,961 2,177,291   1.5%  Avg. stage length (miles)            810       807   0.4%  Crew cost                           $575      $529   8.7%  Fuel & oil                          $531      $603 -11.9%  Dir. maint. labor & material        $195      $170  14.7%  Maintenance-outside & overhead      $253      $234   8.1%  Possession, insurance, other        $534      $540  -1. … 

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