The Design Importance of Airplane Mile Costs Versus Seat Mile Costs 660277

It is shown that the airplane design factors affecting direct operating cost may be isolated into two major categories:
  1. 1.
    Airplane size
  2. 2.
    Technology and configuration
In the first category the effect of design pay-load and design range on airplane mile and seat mile costs, profit potential, and productivity are discussed. The airline planning factors of traffic density, frequency and load factor are shown to have the principal influence on airplane size.
In the second category, the effects of technology and/or configuration differences on D.O.C. are shown as factors independent of airplane size.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.