Date: 10 Feb 2000 05:03:44 From: "Fred van Steenderen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: XS4ALL Internet BV References: 1 Followups: 1
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AN124-100 Cost ACMI (Aircraft,Crew, Maintenance,Insurance) approx. US$ 5,500.= per block hour Fuel burn when fully loaded is 15,000 kilos 1st hour 13,000 kilos 2nd hour thereafter 11,000 kilos/hour At current European/USA fuel prices boils down to US$ 4,500/hour. Navigation Fees are in average US$ 800/hour So it is basically approx. US$ 11,000/Block Hour excl. Landing/Handling Fees. However, the Air Speed is only 378 knots so it takes more hours as well to get to places. I.E. B747-200 cruises at about 490 knots. However, for real big outsized stuff it is the only Commercial Aircraft about and it is a good alternative in peak seasons when there are no B747 Freighters available. Cannot really compare to the C5 as they don't fly commercially. Of the AN225 Myria there were only one and a half plane built when the Russian Space shuttle project was scrapped. These ones are both at Kiev. They still hope to find Western funding for special (space) projects. They have a project designed to launch Space Crafts by far cheaper while in an high altitude flight because you don't these huge rockets as from the ground. People have shown interest but nobody put up the money solar. Hope this answers some of your questions.