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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-11 Fleet (units)                       26      29  10.3% Block hours                    128,789 139,890  -7.9% Avg. stage length (miles)         4191    4053   3.4% Crew cost                       $1,101  $1,151  -4.3% Fuel & Oil                      $1,360  $1,715 -20.7% Dir. maint. labor & material      $360    $346   4.0% Maintenance-outside & overhead    $445    $499 -10.8% Possession, insurance, other    $1,289  $1,401  -8.0% Total direct cost               $4,555  $5,112 -10. … 

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