Estimating Scale Up Cost Factors for Commercial Jet Planes
Computer Science (HMC)
A parametric scale-up cost factor study for commercial jets is presented. Three independent variables were used to correlate costs to the customer: maximum take-off weight, number of seats, and length of the plane. Scale-up cost factors for each of these variables are presented, based on data collected on 34 planes from the three largest manufacturers of commercial jet aircraft: Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer. The scale-up factors developed in this research are now being used in industry to estimate the costs for commercial jet planes and to calibrate commercial parametric cost estimation models.
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Holcomb, Christopher P. and Donald S. Remer. "Estimating Scale Up Cost Factors for Commercial Jet Planes," in Cost Engineering, Vol. 46, No. 4 (2004), 28-31.