1947-01-01

COST ASPECTS OF AIRLINE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 470222

A NUMBER of the cost aspects of management are discussed with a view toward improving overall airline efficiency.
Utilization of airplanes alone does not greatly affect operating costs. Low costs are the result of high utilization of all equipment and personnel, the author stresses.
Lengthening periods between inspection and overhaul-but always satisfying reliability requirements-can bring significant economies, a survey covering timing of various maintenance operations for one fleet shows.
Five possible goals of cruise control are discussed, with emphasis on maximum payload miles per dollar. Analysis of the value of weight saving in aircraft results in a formula for finding the annual revenue value of the weight involved.

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