Models, Airlinesim and all sorts update!

I know, I’ve been gone a few months, sadly schoolwork has got the better of me recently and I’ve had very little time! I do have a few plans for later, including detailed model reviews, the return of the AirlineSim report, X-Plane business, and plenty more!

First off though, here’s some stuff that I’ve been getting up to recently.

Since August, I’ve acquired a rather large number of new models since I last posted. Here they all are!

Aeroflot – Airbus A319 – Phoenix

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Aeroflot – MD11F – Gemini

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Aeromexico – B763 – Gemini

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ANA – B788 – JC Wings

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Austrian – Bombardier Q400 – Gemini

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OpenSkies – B752 – Gemini

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British Airways – B788 – Gemini

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British Airways – Hawker-Siddely Trident – Gemini

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British Caledonian – BAC 1-11 – Gemini

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Jetstar – B788 – Gemini

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Eurowings – BAe146 – Gemini

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Lufthansa – Airbus A320 – Phoenix

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Malev (OneWorld) – B738 – Phoenix

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Qatar – Airbus A320 – Phoenix

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Swiss – Airbus A320 – Phoenix

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USAF – B752 – Gemini

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Wizz (Hungary) – Airbus A320 – Phoenix

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Along with all of these new models, I re-photographed all aircraft in my collection so I had more uniform, higher-quality shots. The full album of these can be seen here: imgur.com/a/tQTpQ

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Secondly, I have also continued to play AirlineSim for a while now, and Bahrain World International has continued to do extremely well, with a fleet of 9 aircraft, 19 destinations served, and weekly profits above $500,000. I will be writing a full report soon.

Also on its way is a quick review of the JARDesign A320NEO for X-Plane, as well as model reviews and possibly more long posts on past aircraft that never quite made it!

See you soon, and safe flying!
Jiggyb2

AirlineSim Report #2

Here we are with the second AirlineSim Report. They will be published every fortnight for now as things are very slow at the start of these games. Therefore, the next one should be published on the 11th of July.

Jetto Airlines

Jetto is still struggling with very low profit margins, with losses very possible if there are any cancellations, lay-offs  or problems. However, Jetto has been taking measures to take up more of a low-cost airline format, and this will hopefully improve operations. They are also upgrading the fleet to Bombardier Q400s to reduce costs and improve profits, while increasing available seats.

Information:

Start value: $4,000,000

Current  total value:…………………..$3,583,461
Current cash:…………………………..$1,913,855
Current value without cash:…………$1,669,606

Profits at week-end closing:…..……..$-0,053,698
Profits last week-end closing:………..$+0,004,994

Fleet:………….…..Dornier 328 – 6 Leased / 6 Total
…….Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 – 1 Leased / 1 Total

SardiniAir

SardiniAir is continuing to do very well, with constant profits and a margin of about 8%. This means that fairs on popular routes have increased in the hope of further optimising profit margins. SardiniAir has also welcomed a CRJ-200 into the fleet and will eventually transition to an all-CRJ fleet like Bahrain World International, beginning with the replacement of the older Dornier aircraft.

Information:

Start value: $5,000,000

Current  total value:……………………..$5,040,738
Current cash:………………………….….$0,998,013
Current value without cash:………….…$4,042,725

Profits at week-end closing:……………..$+0,123,071
Profits last week-end closing:……………$+0,157,495

Fleet:………………..Dornier 328 – 4 Leased / 4 Total
………………….Sukhoi Superjet – 2 Leased / 2 Total
……………….Bombardier CRJ-200 – 1 Leased / 1 Total (To replace Dornier 328)

Bahrain World International

Bahrain World International is now ‘established’ and is no longer just an experiment. The fleet has changed slightly as it was re-started after the last post, but this is not particularly a bad thing. Although operating an all-CRJ fleet is limiting on the number of passengers carried and on profits when compared to the A321 from the old experimental version of BWI, it allows for greater flexibility within the fleet and its shorter range allows me to concentrate on more local routes to improve feed.
One of the most important things BWI is seeing is that every route has a 100% load factor! This means profits will be good, and prices have increased to make use of the increased demand. I will also order another CRJ700 to add more routes to the West of Bahrain as few exist in that direction currently.

Information:

Start value: $9,500,000

Current  total value:……………………..$9,482,443
Current cash:……………………..……….$3,391,387
Current value without cash:……….……$6,091,056

Profits at week-end closing:……………..$-0,017,557
Profits last week-end closing:……………$±N/A

Fleet:…………..Bombardier CRJ-700 – 2 Leased / 2 Total
…………………Bombardier CRJ-1000 – 2 Leased / 2 Total

AirlineSim Report #1 (Redux!)

Right then, let’s start things properly this time!

Jetto Airlines

After having been restarted to allow for me to have two subsidiaries under one holding company, Jetto airlines has been struggling, suffering from low load factors and poorly set ticket prices. However, although this week has seen the worst losses on record, the next week should be the best week yet for Jetto Airlines, with load factors getting to around 92%, much higher than the 85% load factors of the last few weeks; a lot of this is thanks to the cutting of unprofitable or unpopular routes. Jetto has also corrected prices, so now all routes are at least slightly profitable.
Jetto has never expected high profit margins as increasing prices would not make them competitive, and the decision to use older (but cheaper) aircraft means that maintenance costs are higher.

Information:

Start value: $4,000,000

Current  total value:……………………..$3,622,860
Current cash:……………………………….$2,755,538
Current value without cash:…………$0,867,322

Profits at week-end closing:………..$-0,085,091
Profits last week-end closing:……..$-0,073,740

Fleet:…………..Dornier 328 – 7 Leased/ 7 Total

 

SardiniAir

SardiniAir is clearly doing much better than Jetto Airlines, having just had its first profitable week, and having had very minimal losses overall since foundation. However, because restructuring is still taking place, profits are also currently minimal as large amounts of them go to compensating passengers of cancelled flights; around $20,000 per month currently, though hopefully in the next few weeks this number will decrease or disappear.
SardiniAir has also joined Euralliance, a small alliance, and is currently very happy there.

Information:

Start value: $5,000,000

Current  total value:……………………..$4,584,745
Current cash:……………………………….$1,210,471
Current value without cash:…………$3,374,274

Profits at week-end closing:………..$+0,003,422
Profits last week-end closing:……..$-0,011,165

Fleet:…………..Dornier 328 – 5 Leased/ 5 Total
……………..Sukhoi Superjet – 2 Leased / 2 Total

 

Bahrain World International

Bahrain World International is the Bahraini Flag Carrier, and has just started a secondary experimental phase after a primary experiment showed the possibility of good profits and load factors on some routes.

Information:

Start value: $9,000,000

Current  total value:……………………..$9,000,000
Current cash:……………………………….$2,256,850
Current value without cash:…………$6,743,150

Profits at week-end closing:………..$±N/A
Profits last week-end closing:……..$±N/A

Fleet:…………..Bombardier CRJ-700 – 1 Leased / 1 Total (Replacing CRJ-900)
…………………..Bombardier CRJ-900 – 2 Leased / 2 Total (To be phased out for the CRJ-700)
……………………………….Airbus A321 – 2 Leased / 2 Total