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AIRCRAFT OPERATING DATA.(Illustration)

                           AIRCRAFT OPERATING DATA              U.S. passenger carriers (year ending 1st quarter)                (Unless noted, all items in U.S.$/block hour)                                    1998    1997 % chg. 777 Fleet (units)                       26      14  85.7% Block hours                    123,687  66,433  86.2% Avg. stage length (miles)        2,954   2,473  19.5% Crew cost                       $1,210  $1,135   6.6% Fuel & oil                      $1,271  $1,425 -10.8% Dir. maint. labor & material      $248    $220  12.7% Maintenance-outside & overhead    $489    $478   2.3% Possession, insurance, other      $896  $1,051 -14.7% Total direct cost               $4,113  $4,309  -4. … 

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