Now here's one for you chums
I have a fleet of BAC1-11 that are getting increasingly old (one of them is held together with an elastic band) anyway, with rising maintenance costs are really need to get rid of these dinosaurs, sooner rather than later.
I was considering getting a single type to replace 475 and 500s as I don't like the restrictive range of the 500s.
Initially, my plan was to invest in new F100s BUT....have you seen the price of these (small) aircraft??! $41m for the spec I want.
So, another thought was to swap for a standard specced 733, the running costs SEEM to be the same, and as I already have a fleet of 733s anyway, so I thought I might make a saving on maintenance having a single type.
What do you people think?
There doesn't seem to be a natural successor to the 1-11, F100 would be ideal but you can buy 2 1-11s for the price of one of those little Fokkers.
I was kind of hoping for a 717 but these seemed to have been ditched.
Anyone have some thoughts?