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Author Topic: Fleet commonality and bases  (Read 346 times)

Offline KevinIshRomero

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Fleet commonality and bases
« on: November 23, 2015, 02:57:47 PM »
So, I've managed to make a fair profit utilizing "medium" category aircraft. I would like to expand but I'm already using the Saab 2000s and the SSJ100's if I pick up another fleet type say the B737 for a second base an then wanted to expand to long haul flying will the commonality cost kill the airline? From what I've gathered 2-3 is the limit on fleet types to stay in check with commonality cost, is that per base or airline wide? Thanks all. 

Online schro

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Re: Fleet commonality and bases
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 03:09:13 PM »
Airline wide.

Offline Maarten Otto

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Re: Fleet commonality and bases
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 03:46:39 PM »
Don't let yourself be put off by the 4th fleet type. You can still run a very profitable airline with 5 fleet types. Problem is you need a huge amount of each fleet to justify the added expanses. I borrowed money from the bank to start 767 operations with 23 aircraft in a fifth fleet group. It could have worked well if competition didn't drop their prices under a point I was no longer able to sustain the debts. So after 3 years I had a clear bank balance, borrowed the amount needed to terminate all the leases and from one day to another the entire 676 operation was seized, including some profitable routes. After that I spotted a jump in revenue after taxes. So if you do a fifth type, make sure you get money from it otherwise be prepared and able to terminate an entire business.

Online gazzz0x2z

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Re: Fleet commonality and bases
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 11:13:49 AM »
Multiple fleet types is not always a killer. But it kills the unprepared. It kills you at the slightest mistake.

 

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