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AIRCRAFT OPERATING DATA.

                           AIRCRAFT OPERATING DATA              U.S. passenger carriers (year ending 3rd quarter)                (Unless noted, all items in U.S.$/block hour)                                    1997    1996  %chg. A300-600R Fleet (units)                       33      35  -5.7% Block hours                    113,405 111,356   1.8% Avg. stage length (miles)        1,283   1,151  11.5% Crew cost                         $753    $666  13.1% Fuel & oil                      $1,169  $1,063  10.0% Dir. maint. labor & material      $471    $337  39.8% Maintenance-outside & overhead    $686    $818 -16.1% Possession, insurance, other    $1,434  $1,480  -3.1% Total direct cost               $4,513  $4,365  3. … 

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