Major airlines build their routes around a "hub and spoke
system". Using this scheme, smaller commuter planes fly passengers
from towns to hub cities where they can then board larger
planes for longer flights to overseas destinations. The goal
is to fly the most economical aircraft on any given route
in order to maximise profits. This has led to the popularity
of the commuter airlines. Featuring short hop routes and the
modern jets which fly these busy services, as a Commuter
Xpress pilot you'll be flying aircraft which include the
ATR-72, CRJ-700 and 900s, the BAE-146, the Beech 1900D, the
Boeing 757, the Dash-8 and the Saab 340...
Commuter Xpress Collection packages together volumes
1 and 2 in the franchise. While volume 1 has been available
for some time, this is the first time that volume 2 has been
released onto the European market.
Playing volume 1, gamers learn how major airlines build their
routes around a "hub and spoke" system. Using this scheme,
smaller commuter planes fly passengers from the small towns
to the hub city airports where they board larger planes for
long haul flights to distant cities. The small airlines make
money by using the most economical aircraft on any given route
to maximise profits and this in turn has led to the popularity
of commuter airlines.
a Commuter Xpress pilot you'll be piloting the most
modern popular aircraft including the ATR-72; CRJ-700; BAE-146;
Beech 1900D; Boeing 757. Your goal is to fly the most economical
aircraft on any given route to maximise profits. Volume 1
also contains several short hop routes from smaller airports
to larger city ones. Also included is a flight management
computer integrated with autopilot.
Volume 2 puts you in control of six of today's most commonly
used commuter airline aircraft: The Dash-8; CRJ-900; Saab
340; Embraer 190; and Fokker 100. Six airlines based in France,
Germany, Benelux, the United Kingdom and the US are featured
here. As a freelance commuter airline pilot you get to choose
which airlines you fly for and when. This second volume includes
a flight selector program which allows you to select the airline
your next job is with, the departure point, the destination,
time of departure and the particular aircraft to use for that
flight. Alternatively the timesaving random option will assign
you a flight, aircraft and destination in seconds. Each flight
launches FS 2004 with a preloaded flight plan into
FS 20004's GPS and is then ready to go.
collection is yet another great add-on for FS 2004.
However, this is similar in style to the recently launched
- although this time around you are a slave to the "hub
and spoke" system that the Air Taxi industry is
so keen to distance itself from.
worthy addition for Flight Simulator fanatics. Once
you tire of flying the missions you can still use the planes
as any of the others in the FS 2004 database.
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