I have a fleet of Aviation Traders (ATL 90 Accountant Mk I) with 28 seats and 810 nm range. I have been a very happy owner of these machines for a number of years to serve my many destinations with low to medium passenger demand. However, they went out of production and my fleet is aging, so I am wondering if anyone know when the next comparable aircraft becomes available, if at all?
We´re now at July 1974, and the only new plane available that comes remotely close to those stats is the Short 330-100. That plane has a seat config of 30 pax, which would be perfect, but very limited range (370 nm).
I could expand my fleet of Fokker F27 Mk 200 Friendship (48 seats / range 1000 nm), but then I would have to be stuck with low load factors for those planes, which leads me to my next question: When will we see a large rise in pax demand? The 80s I guess is when it happened in real life.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.