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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)                                      1998      1997 % chg. MD-80 Fleet (units)                        593       581   2.1% Block hours                    2,238,300 2,187,200   2.3% Avg. stage length (miles)            812       805   0.9% Crew cost                           $571      $558   2.3% Fuel & oil                          $482      $591 -18.4% Dir. maint. labor & material        $189      $185   2.2% Maintenance-outside & overhead      $274      $236  16.1% Possession, insurance, other        $534      $540  -1. … 

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