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Author Topic: Replacement Aircraft  (Read 1348 times)

mean123

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Replacement Aircraft
« on: November 17, 2012, 08:19:18 PM »
Hi Guys,

Does anyone ever lease or buy replacement aircraft to fly routes that the original aircraft cant fly due to D checks? Would it be wise to do this?

cheers

Offline SAC

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Re: Replacement Aircraft
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 08:34:34 PM »
First rule I have is I never D check a leased a/c if at all possible.  I take into consideration when an a/c's next D check is due when acquiring it and lease it for a period that ends before the next D check is due.  If I do have to do D checks I do tend to have 1 or 2 a/c of each type spare to take over in the mean time.
...it's not over until I say it's over

Talentz

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Re: Replacement Aircraft
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 08:37:30 PM »
Not really. In some cases i'll upgrade the aircraft to something bigger while the AC is in D check.

Overall the aircraft go in and out of maintenance when there due.  (Granted were talking about owned aircraft, as paying a lease for an aircraft in D check is pretty silly.)

I guess you could do that without much problems.. but that's alot micromanagement... too much for me. I do enough little things that insure a high profit margin already :)


Talentz

mean123

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Re: Replacement Aircraft
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 08:42:41 PM »
Thanks guys. I use to have a very good profit margin until this fuel came in so now need to do everything possible to get as much revenue in as possible.  :( Not good enough yet to maintain good profit margin in these conditions.

Offline Monica

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Re: Replacement Aircraft
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 06:52:28 AM »
Thanks guys. I use to have a very good profit margin until this fuel came in so now need to do everything possible to get as much revenue in as possible.  :( Not good enough yet to maintain good profit margin in these conditions.

Raise prices on all routes that you have monopoly on :) It should give you a boost.

Offline Infinity

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Re: Replacement Aircraft
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 09:46:38 AM »
I used to do that in my first game in Beginners World, but once you get over a certain fleet size it just becomes too bothersome and time consuming in my eyes, so I don't do it anymore.

Offline knobbygb

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Re: Replacement Aircraft
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 05:32:53 PM »
I do it all the time, even when I get up to a fleet of 800+ aircraft.  That's a D-Check every three game days, on average  :o

With some pre planning it's not that difficult and I DO like to micro-manage.  You just need a couple of spare aircraft of each type (maybe three for "Very Large" Aircraft which take longer).  I try to keep six months ahead of the due dates to give me a buffer.  I also plan carefully - such as only buying aircraft when less than 16 years from end-of-game and trying to avoid buying stuff between 10 and 8 years from the end.  This all saves a few D-Checks.

You need to keep a spreadsheet containing details of each aircraft so you can keep track of where you're up to.  When I go on holiday and don't take a laptop, things SERIOUSLY fall to pieces!




 

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