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Barcli
2nd Dec 2006, 19:49
Having read the previous threads re CI, now that we have even higher fuel prices I was curious as to what other companys are using as a CI on the A320/321?:confused:

javelin
3rd Dec 2006, 10:58
Varies according to cost of fuel at Dep airport. Some are in single figures, most in teens on V2500 and CFM. 330 seems to stay at 14 - Trent

Doug E Style
3rd Dec 2006, 11:40
I fly for a very fuel-conscious airline and we are currently using 25 on the A320 and 35 on the A321.

Regards,

Doug

OBK!
3rd Dec 2006, 14:45
In our outfit we also have cost index figures as low as 5 on the CFM powered A320, maximum about 20 on the V2500 A320s.

Rgds

Craggenmore
4th Dec 2006, 10:25
fixed at 19 (or 50 if the Captain wants to get home quicker :} )

OBK!
4th Dec 2006, 11:01
What's the deal with fixed cost index flying? Is it because they can't be bothered to work out the actual optimum cost index so 'XX is a good round number and works' type of thing?

Craggenmore
4th Dec 2006, 11:26
OBK,

It has been worked out and was found to be 19, thus the company has fixed that value on each fligth plan and we enter it so.

OBK!
4th Dec 2006, 15:07
Fair enough if it's an average, but cost index can have a large range from fleet to fleet, airport to airport. Maybe 19 is a comprimise on efficiency versus practicality (aircraft speeds OTP etc)?

Odlix
4th Dec 2006, 20:18
19...:ouch:

skywaytoheaven
5th Dec 2006, 06:22
Varies from 10 to 50, and is usually 40, A320 for Middle eastern airline, I heard they used to set 100!