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Author Topic: Aircraft types and 4th type penalty  (Read 318 times)

Offline SirRyan

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Aircraft types and 4th type penalty
« on: February 04, 2016, 09:11:41 AM »
Hi all

Having read some of the older posts around the 4th type penalty, I have two questions which I can't see an answer for in the rules or current forum topics:

1.  Is the 4th type penalty still in existence?

2.  If so, what defines a type?  In my practice beginner world I have B737, PC12 and and Embraer fleet of 120s and 135s.  I have just ordered a bunch of 777.  Is "Boeing" 1 type, and Embraer another and Pilatus the 3rd?  Or am I being hammered without realising it?   :o

thanks to whoever can answer this for me

cheers

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Aircraft types and 4th type penalty
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 09:24:26 AM »
1.  Is the 4th type penalty still in existence?
Yes.

2.  If so, what defines a type?  In my practice beginner world I have B737, PC12 and and Embraer fleet of 120s and 135s.  I have just ordered a bunch of 777.  Is "Boeing" 1 type, and Embraer another and Pilatus the 3rd?  Or am I being hammered without realising it?   :o
Look at your fleet commonality screen. They will be defined accurately here.

Pilatus is one fleet group
E120 is one fleet group
E135/140/145 is one fleet group
777 is one fleet group
737 is divided into 3 fleet groups : 100/200, 300/400/500, 600/700/800/900/MAX

That being said, the 4th fleet group penalty becomes annoying at 200 planes, and punitive around 400 planes. So, it depends on how big you think you'll end up. At worse, you can cut off your smaller planes(whose profit is usually small anyways). Flying both Pilatus & 777 makes sense only if based in Tahiti, or a similar island. What is your base airport?

Offline wapp11

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Re: Aircraft types and 4th type penalty
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 11:22:28 PM »

2.  If so, what defines a type?  In my practice beginner world I have B737, PC12 and and Embraer fleet of 120s and 135s.  I have just ordered a bunch of 777.  Is "Boeing" 1 type, and Embraer another and Pilatus the 3rd?  Or am I being hammered without realising it?   


The fleet group/type is also listed on the aircraft basic information page. Just click on any of your aircraft registrations like in the scheduling page and it will list manufacturer, fleet group, and then model.  Boeing would be manufacturer, fleet group is 777, and broken down to model like 777-200, 777-300 etc. As Gazzzz mentioned, a Boeing 737-100/200 would count as a different type form the Boeing 737-300/400/500 just as either would from the Boeing 777 group/type.

 

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