Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2023 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11645 times:
A friend and I were having an interesting discussion today, which leads me to this post. Obviously there are several different circumstances that influence the operating costs, however I'm just looking for generic figures.
Primarily the cost to acquire, lease such an aircraft, as well as the CASM based on standard manufacturer all coach configuration, even average full fuel burn per hour would be helpful for what we are trying to figure out. Also, I would even be interested in any MX information regarding to intervals, average MX cost per flight hour etc. Once again, only interested in the Q400, CRJ-700, and EMB-190. Thanks for any information as it's greatly appreciated.
p.s. If you require any additional clarity to assist in providing a more accurate comparison, please let me know and I will certainly do my best.
Miller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11431 times:
It's all a matter of stage-length. On a < 300nm leg, the Q400 is going to dominate. You get beyond that, and the CRJ-700 starts to separate from the group. The EMB170 is just too heavy and the cross section is just too big compared to the CRJ-700 to compete on a true cost-basis. Of course, they make up for it in passenger comfort.
SunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 6066 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11089 times:
Quoting Keesje (Reply 5): The canadians have an issue with this aircraft after SAS ditched them,
It would seem to me that the issue is confined to SAS. There are other substantial operators of the type that have not experienced the problems that SAS has; at least publicly. There is something wrong statistically in my view , when an event is confined to a particular sub-set of the population and not to the whole population.
The same can be said for the engine shutdowns in the AF 777 fleet.