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Author Topic: Medium and Large aircraft classification  (Read 591 times)

Offline COUGAR

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Medium and Large aircraft classification
« on: May 05, 2015, 02:31:56 AM »
Find something curious in the way aircraft are being classified.

The F100 with 105 seats is being listed as a "Medium" aircraft. The DC9-32 with 100 seats is a "Large" aircraft?

Doesnt make sense!

Offline schro

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Re: Medium and Large aircraft classification
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 03:06:12 AM »
It's a family thing. The F'ing 70/100 was classified as a medium (and the 120 added a long time after the fact). Whereas the DC9 has the -10's through the 50's, with room for 75, 90, 100, 110 and 120 pax across the family.

Offline COUGAR

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Re: Medium and Large aircraft classification
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 07:12:55 AM »
hmmm.

but it causes confusion for Fleet decisions.

I wont be able to deploy a DC9 to a medium base, but a slightly larger F100 can be? Will I have to pay to upgrade these bases just to deploy the DC9 or sacrifice fleet commonality and go for a aircraft classified as medium?

Doesnt make sense!

Offline bdnascar3

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Re: Medium and Large aircraft classification
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 11:11:36 AM »
That's part of the game, you need to pre-plan and think out fleet decisions when choosing aircraft.

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Medium and Large aircraft classification
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 01:26:44 PM »
That's part of the game, you need to pre-plan and think out fleet decisions when choosing aircraft.

+100

many players go for F100 instead of 737 because they are only medium, unstead of large. And the difference in capacity is not that big. Fleet group decision is a game-engaging choice you'll have plenty of time to regret. That's part of the fun - you have to assume your choice(also with hedging)

Offline kberry

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Re: Medium and Large aircraft classification
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 01:18:36 AM »
It works the same elsewhere too... The Boeing 757-300 carries 237 passengers by default and is in the system as a "Large" category aircraft whereas the Boeing 767-200 carries 210 by default and is in the "Very Large" category. Just as it was stated above, it's about knowing how the system works and taking advantage of it in planning strategies.

 

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