Airlines burn a lot of fuel. Fuel typically accounts for ~45% of operating expenses and is closely matched by pilot costs. The following chart from Form 41 illustrates just big these two costs are. US airlines have a great record of improving fuel burn. Let’s...
The story that caught our eye is this one. The Virgin Atlantic experiment took eight months and produced over 110,000 observations that allowed Signol to guide pilots to improve their flying. The outcome was over $6m in fuel savings. Changing pilot behavior led to...
It’s always good to get the US DoT’s T-2 update. This may be one of the most useful datasets as it has lots of the metrics we use for modeling. Here’s an example of the fleet fuel burn, now updated through 1Q22. The aircraft are listed in...
Here’s an update through 3Q21 on the fuel burn numbers based on the US DoT data. Remember to click the double-headed arrow for optimal viewing. Page 1 shows competing engines and aircraft. The ball size on the upper chart is driven by the number of flights...
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