An Aircraft Manufacturer Looks at Business Aircraft Operating Costs 650372
An aircraft manufacturer is interested in airplane direct operating costs because they are of concern to prospective customers. The customer's interest in operating costs begins with the evaluation of various aircraft on the market when shopping for new equipment. It continues after purchase for budgetary and reporting purposes. Airplane operating costs are of interest to the manufacturer during product planning, design, development, and marketing activities. Standard airplane operating cost criteria must be developed by a recognized organization or society for the sake of consistency to enhance communication between buyer and seller on this necessary but often confusing subject.