Plane Comparison

Small plane comparison.

  • Yellow is ATR-72.
  • Orange is BAe-146
  • Green is CRJ-700
  1. Dark lines (2) indicate a resale value of 2 gold planes.
  2. Regular Lines (1) indicate a resale value of 1 gold plane.
  3. Dashed lines (0) indicate a resale value of 0 gold planes.

Notes:
The BAe-146 is the only S plane that retains a resale value (of 1 gold plane) after breaking even. Sell BAe-146 after 113,882 nm and before Maintenance C (at 326,383 nm) to net 1 Gold Plane. These graphs do not account for ‘rushing’ planes during service, to ensure the plane breaks even, sell it close to Maintenance C.

Medium plane comparison.

  • Yellow is E190.
  • Red is B738
  • Blue is A320
  1. Dark lines (2) or (3) indicate a resale value of 2 or 3 gold planes.
  2. Regular Lines (1) indicate a resale value of 1 gold plane.
  3. Dashed lines (0) indicate a resale value of 0 gold planes.

Notes:
All M planes can be sold right before maintenance C, at which point they will have paid for themselves while still retaining 1 Gold Plane of resale value.
The E190 can (theoretically) be sold after 127,909nm and before maintenance B, at which point it will have paid for itself and still retains a 2 Gold Plane resale value.

Large plane comparison.

  • Dark Red is B787
  • Red is B777
  • Dark Blue is A340
  • Blue is A350
  • Don’t mind the Green line, its the Concord
    1 Numbers in ( ) show resale value in Golden Planes.

Notes:
No L planes pay themselves off before maintenance B (except the Concord)
All L planes pay themselves off before reaching C and still have some Gold Plane resale value, if you’re into that.

In general the greater the passenger capacity the greater ROI (return on investment) on the plane.
Except for the concord, why is only maintenance A and B on the chart ? Where is C and D ?
Let’s move on to the X planes.

X-Large plane comparison.

  • Blue is A320
  • Red is B747
  • Green is the Concord shooting through this graph too.
  1. Numbers in ( ) show resale value in Golden Planes.

Notes:
Both X planes can be sold right before maintenance B, at which point they will have paid for themselves while still retaining an astounding 13 Gold Plane of resale value.
Selling right before Maintenance C will yield 6 Gold planes as well as over ₩700,000 in profit.
Lastly, the B747 make less ₩ per nm, however it’s longer life span allows it to make 93.4% of what the A380 makes.
Where does that Concord Graph end? It’s quite mysterious.

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