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Aircraft operating data.

                           Aircraft operating data               US passenger carriers (year ending 4th quarter)                 (Unless noted, all items in US$/block hour)                                      1998      1997 % chg. A320 Fleet (units)                        135       116  16.4% Block hours                      563,033   477,845  17.8% Avg. stage length (miles)          1,191     1,158   2.8% Crew cost                           $588      $552   6.5% Fuel & oil                          $447      $515 -13.2% Dir. maint. labor & material         $89       $92   3.3% Maintenance-outside & overhead      $370      $340   8.8% Possession, insurance, other        $657      $681   3. … 

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