At our station we try to beat the turn times.
- Clean, refuel.
-Turn time 25 - 30min - On chocks, to off chocks.
- Clean, refuel, cater.
-Turn time 1hr 50min, due to a late arrival, we turned in 60min.
- Clean, refuel, security inspections
-Turn time 50 min - if late we can get it out in 40min tops..
All dash 8 flights are given 15 min, sometimes we try for 5 min and get it sometimes, especially if we ask the capt, to keep no.2 running.
These are a few examples, but there are many more, and other airlines, that we try to get turned in a short period of time, so as to put the flight back on, or close enough to scheduled time.
There is something special about planes....