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Author Topic: Best Economics?  (Read 1040 times)

JDuff

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Best Economics?
« on: April 27, 2011, 10:47:34 AM »
What equipment offers the better economics per aircraft-type segment?

Turboprops seems to be the DHC-8s or ATRs

But what about RJs, Medium jet aircraft (like 737/A320), Smaller Long Haul (767/A300), LAs and VLAs?
It'd be great to share on this...

Offline JumboShrimp

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Re: Best Economics?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 11:16:15 AM »
You got all of the main ones.

Dash-8 Q400 and ATR are very good turboprops.

Then you have a bunch of smaller regional jets, that are mostly iffy.

Then you have A320/737NG in medium jets are great.

Then A300 / 757.  I am not entirely sold on this category.  I generally skip it.

Then 330 / 767 are great.  Especially 330-300 and 767-400E/

Beyond those, depends on time frame, destination.  I am not too crazy about any of 744, 777, 340.  Late in the game you get 787, A380, A350, but generally, there is not enough time to build a fleet of those.  Well, maybe you could with A380, if you have enough routes to support it.

filipebravo

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Re: Best Economics?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 11:59:48 AM »
Like JumboShrimp said:

Dash-8 Q400 and ATR are very good, but I would add Saab 2000 and Antonov An-140 to this list. An-140 mainly on <500nm segment, you can get profits of 200-300k/week. Xi'an is not bad either.

A320/737NG are great, even 737 Classic is great (it's cheaper).

A300 is an excelent aircraft if you get it cheap, 757-300 is definitely better than his brother -200. Stay away from A310...

767-400 is a cash cow, very good aircraft! 767-300 is not bad either.

Small jets, I would stay away from anything under 90-100 seats.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 12:02:50 PM by filipebravo »

flyboy842

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Re: Best Economics?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 01:19:59 AM »
You got all of the main ones.

Dash-8 Q400 and ATR are very good turboprops.

Then you have a bunch of smaller regional jets, that are mostly iffy.

Then you have A320/737NG in medium jets are great.

Then A300 / 757.  I am not entirely sold on this category.  I generally skip it.

Then 330 / 767 are great.  Especially 330-300 and 767-400E/

Beyond those, depends on time frame, destination.  I am not too crazy about any of 744, 777, 340.  Late in the game you get 787, A380, A350, but generally, there is not enough time to build a fleet of those.  Well, maybe you could with A380, if you have enough routes to support it.

Jumboshrimp, thanks! Why do you not like the 744 or 777?

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Re: Best Economics?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 01:33:40 AM »
the 744 and 777 are too big, and easily susceptible to competition
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Offline JumboShrimp

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Re: Best Economics?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 05:43:08 AM »
the 744 and 777 are too big, and easily susceptible to competition

Exactly.

Offline type45

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Re: Best Economics?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 04:52:23 PM »
unless you have tons of demand to fill and limited slot supply, you wouldn't need 747/380/773 size wide body. 350/330/772/764+787/767 will be good enough, if some route are too big for 1 flight, just try to file 2 or 3 daily and it work way better than bigger jets.

 

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