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Airline Cost Management Group (ACMG)

Our mission is to share best practices on airline cost management, while providing an industry platform for effective cost benchmarking. ​Our ultimate goal is to achieve profitability through cost efficiencies and foster sustainable airlines globally.
 
 

ACMG goals

  • Develop an airline community
  • Focus on airline cost understanding
  • Establish definitions, financial analysis, and benchmark information

Recent developments

  • FY2017 Data Collection now open! Please fill out the Data Toolset (xls) and submit it to acmg@iata.org by 31 May 2018 
  • FY2016 Enhanced Benchmark Report has been distributed to all-time high 67 airlines, who provided their complete cost data to ACMG
  • Subsequently, several Specialized Benchmark Reports were prepared exclusively upon airlines' requests. Please contact us for more information. 

ACMG Data Toolset FY2017 (xls)

ACMG Instructions Manual FY2017 (pdf)

ACMG New Vision Brochure (pdf)

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Activities

  • Share best practices for effective cost management to achieve profitability and foster sustainable airlines
  • Provide ACMG Members with an annual report analyzing major cost drivers and identifying industry trends for all aircraft operation areas (flight, ground, maintenance, system)
  • Support industry efforts to better understand cost drivers & trends, manage operational costs, and achieve operational efficiencies
  • Build a unique global airline costs database
  • Increase the number of participating airlines to ensure greater data diversity and accurate analysis/benchmarking
  • Collaborate with members to define and implement operational cost management strategies 
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Membership

  • Membership to the ACMG is open to all airlines, including cargo, charter and low cost carriers 

Benefits for the airlines

  • ACMG is a unique opportunity for the airlines to exchange cost related industry experience, relevant trend information, new developments, and best practices, as well as an opportunity to network with their cost management counterparts in all airline operations areas
  • Participants will receive an annual ACMG Report (free of charge) highlighting industry trends, providing benchmark cost information, and enabling airlines to compare their performances with the industry and peer group airlines
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of all the data is guaranteed. All the data submitted to IATA is de-identified or published as aggregated information
  • Specialized regional reports available upon request 

Steering Committee (SC)

  • ACMG is run by its SC (airlines and IATA)
  • Up to 15 airlines can have seats on the SC, including Chairman and Vice Chairman

Sign up to become a Steering Committee Member (pdf) or contact acmg@iata.org 

Get more information about ACMG (pdf).

 

 

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