I still don't understand the in-game implementation of the 705.
If some maximum passenger capacity clause requires less seats than the CRJ 700 why not use a CRJ 700 fuselage with less seats? Why use the CRJ 900 fuselage? If you're using the CRJ 900 fuselage it must be because they needed the extra space of the 900 fuselage for something.
"The CRJ700 Series 705 is based on the CRJ900, with a business class cabin and a reduced maximum seating capacity to allow operation with regional airlines. The Series 705 seats 75 passengers. (...) Air Canada Jazz was the launch customer for this aircraft in 2005 with 10 Executive Class and 65 Economy Class seats, all fitted with personal audio/video-on-demand systems."
So perhaps the 900 fuselage is necessary to provide room for a "business class cabin", whatever that means. Let's see what the game thinks.
In-game possible configurations that approach real life:
705: 8 HD Business, 64 HD Economy.
700: 12 HD Business, 64 HD Economy.
So in-game we can have a bigger "business class cabin" in the 700 than in the 705, when in fact the 705 should allow for a bigger "business class cabin", if that's the reason it uses the 900 fuselage instead of the 700.
Can anyone provide in-game seating data for the CRJ 900? Can you use "standard" seats instead of HD for either economy or business and still achieve numbers close to 10 business and 65 economy?
So far in-game the 705 looks like a complete waste of time.
EDIT: in real life the 705 can be "converted" into a lower seat 900:
"Chorus Aviation to acquire five Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft
Apr 26, 2016
Existing Q400 and CRJ705 aircraft to be reconfigured
HALIFAX, April 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR.B CHR.A) today announced that it has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire five Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets" (...) These five 76-seat CRJ900 regional jets will enter into service in early 2017. As part of its fleet standardization plan, Jazz will reconfigure its existing 16 75-seat CRJ705 aircraft to 76-seats, thereby converting the CRJ705s to CRJ900 regional jets as agreed to with Air Canada. The aircraft will be configured in two classes of service with 12 seats in business class and 64 seats in economy class, including 20 preferred economy seats. Both cabins will feature seatback in-flight entertainment systems and Gogo wireless internet access."http://chorusaviation.ca/2016-04-26-Chorus-Aviation-to-acquire-five-Bombardier-CRJ900-aircraft