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91 BREAKEVEN SCHEDULE Winter Capital Setup Operational Total Lifetime Breakeven Season Costs Costs Savings Savings Savings Year 1 $1,150,000 $19,000 $1,111,122 -$57,878 -$57,878 no 2 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $1,053,243 yes 3 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $2,164,365 reached prior 4 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $3,275,487 reached prior 5 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $4,386,609 reached prior 6 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $5,497,730 reached prior 7 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $6,608,852 reached prior 8 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $7,719,974 reached prior 9 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $8,831,095 reached prior 10 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $9,942,217 reached prior 11 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $11,053,339 reached prior 12 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $12,164,460 reached prior 13 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $13,275,582 reached prior 14 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $14,386,704 reached prior 15 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $15,497,826 reached prior 16 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $16,608,947 reached prior 17 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $17,720,069 reached prior 18 n/a n/a $1,111,122 $1,111,122 $18,831,191 reached prior Figure 35. Sample breakeven schedule page. non-recurring basis. Additional maintenance training is ids in the deicing operation. In many cases, the financial out- required, since most modern blending systems incorporate lay to implement use of diluted fluids can be recouped in a microprocessor controllers and in-line refractometers. year or two. Additional flight crew training is not required. Recommendations A user-friendly cost-benefit model was developed for use by operators to determine if making a switch from ready-to- Several survey respondents expressed the need for clarifica- use Type I fluid or neat Type II/III/IV fluid to diluted fluids tion and possibly expansion of the current guidance material is financially advantageous. The model will estimate the related to fluid dilutions; it is therefore recommended that lan- annual cost savings, annual glycol savings, and number of guage be added to the guidance material to encourage the use years until the initial investment has been recouped. When of dilutions. Examples could also be provided to show that applied to typical airport conditions, the model output diluted fluids are not as difficult to incorporate into operations clearly shows the value of implementing the use of dilute flu- as commonly perceived.