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Fleet Planning Q1. Importance of Aircraft Performance * What key factors does aircraft performance include? * Why is performance important to a fleet planner? * What is the primary purpose of the study of aircraft performance? Q2. Aircraft Weight build-up * What are the 5 key components of the weight of an aircraft? * Describe each component. * Why does the fleet planner care about the aircraft weight? Q3. Payload-Range Curve * What is a payload-range curve and what is the significance to the fleet planner? * Describe the means in which Crew Training can provide cost savings. * Which of these areas do you believe creates the biggest impact on cost, and why? Q4. Airfield Performance * What is climb performance and what are the components? * How does temperature and ambient conditions affect airfield performance? * How are obstacles figured in the allowable takeoff determination? Q5. Enroute Performance * What are the primary components of the flight profile? * Why is there a requirement for fuel reserves and how does this impact the take-off weight? * How do the prevailing winds affect enroute performance? * Define and describe ETOPS CHAPTER 6 Q1. Importance of Aircraft Economics * Why are aircraft economics so important to a fleet planner? Q2. Aircraft Cost Components * What is the difference between Direct Operating Costs and Indirect operating Costs? * Identify five DOC components and describe them. * Identify two IOC components and describe them. * What is the difference between fixed costs and variable costs? Provide an example of both, in the airline industry. Q3. Cost and Revenue Measurement * What is a Break-even Load Factor and how is it determined? * What is a fan diagram and how does it impact the fleet planner? Q4. Other Drivers of Aircraft Operating Economics * What is the effect of Fleet Size on Economics? * What is the impact of Alliances on Economics? * What external factors impact aircraft economics? Describe.

FLEET PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

AVIA 3120

Summer 2012

Homework #3

Select 3 questions from CHAPTER 5 below, and answer fully.

Select 2 questions from CHAPTER 6 below, and answer fully.

 

Please remember to identify the questions selected.

CHAPTER 5

 

Q1. Importance of Aircraft Performance

 

  • What key factors does aircraft performance include?
  • Why is performance important to a fleet planner?
  • What is the primary purpose of the study of aircraft performance?

 

Q2. Aircraft Weight build-up

 

  • What are the 5 key components of the weight of an aircraft?
  • Describe each component.
  • Why does the fleet planner care about the aircraft weight?

 

Q3. Payload-Range Curve

 

  • What is a payload-range curve and what is the significance to the fleet planner?
  • Describe the means in which Crew Training can provide cost savings.
  • Which of these areas do you believe creates the biggest impact on cost, and why?

 

Q4. Airfield Performance

 

  • What is climb performance and what are the components?
  • How does temperature and ambient conditions affect airfield performance?
  • How are obstacles figured in the allowable takeoff determination?

 

Q5. Enroute Performance

 

  • What are the primary components of the flight profile?
  • Why is there a requirement for fuel reserves and how does this impact the take-off weight?
  • How do the prevailing winds affect enroute performance?
  • Define and describe ETOPS

 

CHAPTER 6

 

Q1. Importance of Aircraft Economics

 

  • Why are aircraft economics so important to a fleet planner?

 

Q2. Aircraft Cost Components

 

  • What is the difference between Direct Operating Costs and Indirect operating Costs?
  • Identify five DOC components and describe them.
  • Identify two IOC components and describe them.
  • What is the difference between fixed costs and variable costs? Provide an example of both, in the airline industry.

 

Q3. Cost and Revenue Measurement

 

  • What is a Break-even Load Factor and how is it determined?
  • What is a fan diagram and how does it impact the fleet planner?

 

Q4. Other Drivers of Aircraft Operating Economics

 

  • What is the effect of Fleet Size on Economics?
  • What is the impact of Alliances on Economics?
  • What external factors impact aircraft economics? Describe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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