Reported Operating Cost and Utilization of Turboprops and Regional Jets

Turboprop/Regional Jet Costs and Operations - 12 Months Ended December 2018


 

 

US DOT data for the year ended December 2018 includes operating cost and utilization for more than 1,500 commuter aircraft. On average, small regional jets operate 7.3 hours per day, while large RJs operate 9.7 hours per day.


 

 

 

Cost Per Block Hour (US$)

Aircraft Carrier Crew Fuel AC Cost Mx Insur. Other Total
Turboprops $360 -- $542 $876 -- $6 $1,785
DHC 8-400 Horizon $360 -- $542 $876 -- $6 $1,785
Small RJs $454 $88 $281 $466 $1 $14 $1,303
ERJ-135 ExpressJet $566 $0 $21 $490 $1 $8 $1,085
ERJ-140 Envoy $456 -- $412 $484 -- $16 $1,368
CRJ 200 Endeavor Air $655 $1 $553 $463 $6 $2 $1,681
ERJ-145 Envoy $469 -- $422 $497 -- $16 $1,404
CRJ 200 Comair $419 -- $560 $417 $1 $34 $1,431
CRJ 200 SkyWest $373 $213 $234 $460 $0 $15 $1,295
ERJ-145 ExpressJet $539 $0 $21 $469 $0 $6 $1,036
Large RJs $447 $105 $383 $428 $1 $23 $1,387
CRJ 700 Envoy $466 -- $418 $494 -- $16 $1,394
CRJ 700 Comair $409 -- $565 $399 $1 $27 $1,401
CRJ 700 ExpressJet $596 $0 $217 $296 $1 $17 $1,127
CRJ 700 Endeavor Air $105 $1 $23 $567 $9 $28 $733
CRJ 700 SkyWest $406 $2 $449 $428 $1 $27 $1,313
ERJ-170 Midwest $433 $5 $377 $602 -- $2 $1,420
CRJ 700 GoJet $318 $3 $173 $438 -- $32 $959
CRJ 700 Mesa $330 $3 $528 $401 -- -- $1,262
CRJ 900 SkyWest $265 $0 $234 $244 $1 $20 $763
ERJ-175 SkyWest $418 $2 $730 $340 $1 $40 $1,531
ERJ-175 Midwest $428 $5 $372 $594 -- $2 $1,401
ERJ-175 Compass $352 $3 $2 $390 $7 $22 $775
CRJ 900 Endeavor Air $561 $1 $7 $367 $7 $7 $950
ERJ-175 Envoy $467 -- $420 $494 -- $16 $1,397
CRJ 900 GoJet $313 $3 $1,054 $431 -- $31 $1,828
ERJ-175 Mesa $314 $2 $118 $230 -- $0 $664
CRJ 900 ExpressJet $785 $0 $284 $405 $1 $25 $1,500
CRJ 900 Comair $401 -- $627 $232 $1 $20 $1,282
ERJ-175 Horizon $390 -- $345 $36 -- $3 $773
CRJ 900 Mesa $449 $0 $546 $292 -- $10 $1,298
ERJ 190 American $467 $1,301 $277 $400 $1 $36 $2,483
ERJ 190 JetBlue $875 $1,374 $580 $935 $3 $110 $3,875
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Cost Per ASM (US Cents)

Aircraft Carrier Crew Fuel AC Cost Mx Insur. Other Total
Turboprops 2.12 0.00 3.19 5.16 0.00 0.04 10.50
DHC 8-400 Horizon 2.12 0.00 3.19 5.16 0.00 0.04 10.50
Small RJs 3.65 0.71 2.26 3.75 0.01 0.11 10.48
ERJ-135 ExpressJet 6.55 0.00 0.24 5.67 0.01 0.09 12.56
ERJ-140 Envoy 4.37 0.00 3.95 4.64 0.00 0.15 13.12
CRJ 200 Endeavor Air 5.75 0.01 4.86 4.07 0.06 0.02 14.78
ERJ-145 Envoy 3.67 0.00 3.30 3.89 0.00 0.13 10.99
CRJ 200 Comair 3.37 0.00 4.50 3.35 0.01 0.27 11.50
CRJ 200 SkyWest 3.03 1.73 1.90 3.74 0.00 0.12 10.53
ERJ-145 ExpressJet 3.92 0.00 0.15 3.42 0.00 0.05 7.54
Large RJs 1.98 0.47 1.70 1.90 0.01 0.10 6.16
CRJ 700 Envoy 2.61 0.00 2.34 2.76 0.00 0.09 7.79
CRJ 700 Comair 2.44 0.00 3.37 2.38 0.01 0.16 8.36
CRJ 700 ExpressJet 3.17 0.00 1.16 1.57 0.00 0.09 6.00
CRJ 700 Endeavor Air 0.53 0.01 0.11 2.86 0.05 0.14 3.70
CRJ 700 SkyWest 2.08 0.01 2.30 2.19 0.00 0.14 6.72
ERJ-170 Midwest 2.06 0.02 1.79 2.86 0.00 0.01 6.74
CRJ 700 GoJet 1.52 0.02 0.83 2.10 -0.02 0.15 4.59
CRJ 700 Mesa 1.79 0.02 2.87 2.17 0.00 0.00 6.85
CRJ 900 SkyWest 1.15 0.00 1.01 1.06 0.00 0.09 3.31
ERJ-175 SkyWest 1.72 0.01 3.01 1.40 0.01 0.17 6.32
ERJ-175 Midwest 1.91 0.02 1.67 2.66 0.00 0.01 6.27
ERJ-175 Compass 1.56 0.02 0.01 1.72 0.03 0.10 3.43
CRJ 900 Endeavor Air 2.56 0.01 0.03 1.68 0.03 0.03 4.34
ERJ-175 Envoy 1.96 0.00 1.77 2.08 0.00 0.07 5.87
CRJ 900 GoJet 1.41 0.02 4.76 1.95 -0.02 0.14 8.25
ERJ-175 Mesa 1.26 0.01 0.47 0.92 0.00 0.00 2.65
CRJ 900 ExpressJet 3.36 0.00 1.21 1.74 0.00 0.11 6.42
CRJ 900 Comair 2.05 0.00 3.20 1.18 0.00 0.10 6.54
ERJ-175 Horizon 1.55 0.00 1.37 0.14 0.00 0.01 3.08
CRJ 900 Mesa 1.89 0.00 2.29 1.23 0.00 0.04 5.45
ERJ 190 American 1.80 5.00 1.07 1.54 0.00 0.14 9.54
ERJ 190 JetBlue 2.90 4.56 1.92 3.10 0.01 0.36 12.85
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Indicies and Monthly Ownership Cost

Aircraft Carrier Fleet Stage Length Seats GPH Monthly Rentals Monthly Dep. Monthly AC Ownership
Turboprops 44 271 76 301 $22,800 $97,052 $119,852
DHC 8-400 Horizon 44 271 76 301 $22,800 $97,052 $119,852
Small RJs 496 382 49 578 $50,445 $11,793 $62,238
ERJ-135 ExpressJet 1 294 37 1,783 $1,903 $2,168 $4,071
ERJ-140 Envoy 67 357 44 404 $60,313 $435 $60,748
CRJ 200 Endeavor Air 22 315 50 270 $211,105 $1,691 $212,796
ERJ-145 Envoy 75 386 50 404 $83,291 $631 $83,922
CRJ 200 Comair 35 360 50 342 $128,541 $5,406 $133,947
CRJ 200 SkyWest 182 361 50 320 $29,425 $29,071 $58,495
ERJ-145 ExpressJet 115 485 50 1,472 $1,939 $2,255 $4,193
Large RJs 1,011 551 76 504 $73,906 $38,595 $112,500
CRJ 700 Envoy 24 462 65 398 $84,868 $655 $85,523
CRJ 700 Comair 41 386 65 456 $135,464 $4,272 $139,736
CRJ 700 ExpressJet 26 474 65 499 $11,074 $53,351 $64,425
CRJ 700 Endeavor Air 1 541 69 511 $9,536 $2,944 $12,479
CRJ 700 SkyWest 86 484 70 525 $71,658 $42,959 $114,617
ERJ-170 Midwest 68 625 70 494 $14,961 $76,972 $91,933
CRJ 700 GoJet 47 524 70 485 $21,266 $21,649 $42,916
CRJ 700 Mesa 16 377 70 546 $105,576 $37,317 $142,894
CRJ 900 SkyWest 36 594 75 339 $51,373 $35,603 $86,976
ERJ-175 SkyWest 103 710 76 549 $238,925 $11,158 $250,083
ERJ-175 Midwest 120 577 76 487 $18,694 $96,189 $114,882
ERJ-175 Compass 56 552 76 483 -- $479 $479
CRJ 900 Endeavor Air 52 543 76 522 $1,365 $2,630 $3,996
ERJ-175 Envoy 61 614 76 404 $89,924 $676 $90,600
CRJ 900 GoJet 7 487 76 478 $251,600 $23,855 $275,455
ERJ-175 Mesa 53 696 76 461 $10,288 $23,807 $34,095
CRJ 900 ExpressJet 12 535 76 3,427 $2,527 $11,035 $13,562
CRJ 900 Comair 54 401 76 466 $175,000 $3,447 $178,447
ERJ-175 Horizon 14 633 76 486 $58 $102,585 $102,643
CRJ 900 Mesa 54 531 78 500 $94,529 $67,249 $161,777
ERJ 190 American 19 449 99 602 $34,658 $31,492 $66,150
ERJ 190 JetBlue 60 536 100 636 $85,257 $86,958 $172,215
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Average Daily Aircraft Utilization

Aircraft Carrier Ops BHs RPMs ASMs Load Factor
Turboprops 6.0 7.3 95,725 123,508 77.5%
DHC 8-400 Horizon 6.0 7.3 95,725 123,508 77.5%
Small RJs 4.8 7.3 71,441 90,700 78.8%
ERJ-135 ExpressJet 5.0 6.3 35,747 54,836 65.2%
ERJ-140 Envoy 3.2 4.8 38,646 50,526 76.5%
CRJ 200 Endeavor Air 9.1 12.6 114,149 143,856 79.4%
ERJ-145 Envoy 4.3 6.5 65,012 83,569 77.8%
CRJ 200 Comair 5.4 7.9 72,386 97,836 74.0%
CRJ 200 SkyWest 5.6 8.2 80,269 101,102 79.4%
ERJ-145 ExpressJet 3.7 6.5 72,278 89,867 80.4%
Large RJs 5.2 9.7 174,171 217,677 80.0%
CRJ 700 Envoy 4.0 6.7 94,897 120,211 78.9%
CRJ 700 Comair 5.5 8.1 100,650 136,307 73.8%
CRJ 700 ExpressJet 5.9 9.7 140,305 183,040 76.7%
CRJ 700 Endeavor Air 9.7 18.2 290,265 360,703 80.5%
CRJ 700 SkyWest 4.9 8.4 127,248 164,004 77.6%
ERJ-170 Midwest 3.9 8.0 138,150 168,773 81.9%
CRJ 700 GoJet 4.7 8.2 140,358 170,842 82.2%
CRJ 700 Mesa 6.2 8.9 141,004 163,832 86.1%
CRJ 900 SkyWest 6.3 12.2 231,504 281,812 82.1%
ERJ-175 SkyWest 5.1 11.3 224,080 272,799 82.1%
ERJ-175 Midwest 5.2 10.1 175,551 226,439 77.5%
ERJ-175 Compass 5.2 9.7 176,496 219,124 80.5%
CRJ 900 Endeavor Air 9.4 17.8 308,950 389,444 79.3%
ERJ-175 Envoy 3.6 7.1 132,439 168,680 78.5%
CRJ 900 GoJet 5.1 8.6 153,323 190,417 80.5%
ERJ-175 Mesa 4.5 9.5 201,969 237,001 85.2%
CRJ 900 ExpressJet 0.9 1.6 28,267 36,720 77.0%
CRJ 900 Comair 6.0 9.4 144,958 183,278 79.1%
ERJ-175 Horizon 5.1 9.8 201,229 245,643 81.9%
CRJ 900 Mesa 5.6 9.7 177,751 231,775 76.7%
ERJ 190 American 4.7 8.1 163,405 210,331 77.7%
ERJ 190 JetBlue 5.5 9.8 240,658 294,517 81.7%
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US DOT Form 41 data via PlaneStats.com. Commuter carrier costs vary based on capacity purchase agreements that pass certain costs to the mainline partner.

 

 

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