Aircraft operating costs are presented in a format that separates the data into seven separate areas: Mission Costs, Variable Costs, Fixed Annual Costs, Periodic Costs, Personnel Costs, Training Costs and Facilities Costs. Aircraft Category Aircraft are grouped into six categories reflecting similarity of aircraft size, mission and operations. Category 1 aircraft are turboprops weighing less than 12,500 lb. and very light jets less than 10,000 lb.; Category 2 are multiengine turboprops ...


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