I’m in need of advice in regards to the best aircraft type to operate on some prospective scheduled airline routes.
Some information to help you:
The routes range from around 45 nm to 400-ish nm one way. However, the 400 nm route isn’t very frequent and most routes will be around 250 nm or less one way.
Tropical climate so it gets really hot at times. All airports basically at sea level.
The aircraft being considered are the:
BAE Jetsream 31
SAAB 340 (A&B)
Both a 19 seater and a 30 seater will be needed.
I am missing fuel burn figures for the last three so if someone has experience operating them I would much appreciate the numbers.
I do have the specs to compare them but I’m unsure how they compare when it comes to operating costs, maintenance, and also what issues might plague the aircraft that can’t be seen (or easily seen) by the numbers.
Also, if there are any other capable aircraft that I’ve left out, please let me know.
Many thanks in advance.