Recently, I built terminals in airports all around Europe since most of the airports are out of gates. On the build terminal screens, most of them said that I'm paying for all five gates, but, when I checked the monthly gate leasing cost page, I'm actually paying for just one gate. I just want to clarify if that amount of money is deducted from my monthly gate leasing for airports that I have a terminal in, or I'm actually paying for five gates, but it just shows that I'm paying for a gate.
As I like to plan ahead, I would like to ask which aircraft would be a good replacement for my fleet of HS 748 in the future. The current candidates are Bombardier Q400, ATR-72-600, and EMB-170. The aircraft would be used on routes from Luxembourg-Findel to various cities in Europe. I would list the pros and cons of each aircraft below.
Bombardier Q400: - More seats than the HS 748 (78) - Faster than the HS 748 by alot (359 mph compared to 281 mph); 2 HS 748 could probably be replace by one Q400 if frequencies are reduced due to the increased passenger capacity - Comes out first of all three (1999) - Fuel flow is almost double the HS748's - Range is slightly lower (1019 mi compared to 1264 mi)
EMB-170: - Two more seats than the Q400 (80) - The fastest of all three (450 mph); 3 HS 748 could probably be replace by one EMB-170 if frequencies are reduced - Range is slightly higher than the HS 748 (1347 mi) - Comes out in 2002, 3 years after the Q400 - Fuel flow is more than four times the HS 748's
ATR-72-600: - More seats than the HS 748, but has the least seats of all three (74) - Faster than the HS 748, but the slowest of all three (305 mph); Could be a 1:1.5 replacement for the HS 748 if frequencies are reduced - Fuel flow is less than half the HS 748's - Range is the highest of all three (1528 mi) - Comes out the latest of all three (2010), so I am not really inclined to replacing the HS 748 with this as much as the other two as I do not like keeping the same aircraft for a long time.
If I missed anything or if you want to suggest a different aircraft, do not hesitate to tell me.
I thought it would be polite to introduce myself before actually posting in the forums, so I decided to create this topic. I'm Breakdanzkat, but you could call me "Carl". I love planes, especially the B777 and the A300/A310/A330/A340 family (Yes, I consider the four as from the same family because they all have the same noses and cross-sections). As for engine manufacturer preference, I prefer GE over Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce for some reason.
Anyways, I actually joined AE about 2 weeks ago, but I never really had the time to post because I was either busy trying to connect every single city in the country I'm based in, which is Canada, or busy "analyzing" my competitors . I currently operate an airline each in R3 and Rδ, both called "North Sky Airways". That's pretty much everything that I could share about me, for now.