Hi, can someone explain this?
I've read that if you buy a new aircraft family you get hit with a 5% of purchase price charge for a "maintenance base". Is that correct?
Additionally, how are the monthly maintenance costs of the plane calculated now and as it ages? I read something like 2%?
I am trying to decide what planes to buy. I can buy less fuel efficient ones for far less money and can calculate the delta of that vs. cost over time based on other posts I've read. The bogey I don't yet understand is the maintenance costs and how they factor in.
I appear to be paying roughly 4% a year in maintenance costs compared to the price of a new plane, with my all-new fleet.
Thanks for the help.