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Author Topic: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?  (Read 1108 times)

Offline catspaw27

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Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« on: October 19, 2010, 02:26:16 AM »
I have tried Bombardier, ATC, Short and maybe Embraer.  I don't know that I have a favorite, but which get the most bang for the buck?

There are a ton of smaller airports near some nice hubs and eventually I want to spread a bit and find a spot where there is zero competition for those smaller airports.  I am looking at the Bombardier but have read that they are a bad choice.

Why?  Is there a more economical choice that is way above the rest?

Offline raptorva

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 02:31:07 AM »
CRJ's are good if you use them right (ie no further than 500nm as many times a day as you can cram in).
I personally found that Saab 340's are alright if you own them. Profit margins are tight but its possible.


coopdogyo

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 03:14:06 AM »
An-140 is pretty good. Only about 120k lease rate you.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 04:08:09 AM »
CRJ1s and CRJ2s are awful when gas gets high.  This is real in game and in real life.

Offline raptorva

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 04:51:24 AM »
Aye, Swiftus has a point there. Any regional jet both in AWS and real life suffers in high fuel price times. Hence why many are disposing of CRJ's and those beautiful ERJ's


kontofhill

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 07:55:18 AM »
How about Havilland's DHC-8 series? They always managed to turn good profit for myself.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 11:43:51 AM »
Aye, Swiftus has a point there. Any regional jet both in AWS and real life suffers in high fuel price times. Hence why many are disposing of CRJ's and those beautiful ERJ's

They will all return as busines jets, just you wait and see.

Hugamuga

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 01:03:38 PM »
AN-140s and Xian MA60s have a lot of bang for buck

unfortunately in the real world they have to much bang for buck

jordanD

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 07:01:37 AM »
There's a reason regionals pay their employees so badly. The profits just aren't there. Every time I've branched into regional aircraft I've lost money.

MattDell

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 07:40:53 AM »
Bombardier Q400.  90% as fast as a RJ.  70% less fuel.

Jona L.

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Re: Which small planes are best? Why the knock on Bombardier?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 06:03:23 PM »
Bombardier Q400.  90% as fast as a RJ.  70% less fuel.

you loose 5-10 mins on a 1500NM route, but save about 1500$ of fuel in comparison to CRJ7, which has the same size [with a fuel price of +/- 950$]

so rather think about it!

Jona L.

 

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