When will bigger planes like Airbus A380s' be featured in the game?


#1

Just wondering if we know when larger planes will be offered in game. It would be nice to see the big planes land and be serviced and see if our airport can withstand the large influx of passengers.


#2

The devs said they will implement larger aircraft after fixing performance issues that bogs the game (which i presume Alpha 29? Or Alpha 28.7?), though maybe a 767 and A330 tier widebodies, not the Queen and King. Those will be implemented in Beta.


#3

When ik becomes possible to add your own aircraft these will be implemented. There is however no insight on when this will be possible.


#4

I’ve a few ready to add too. :sunglasses:


#5

I personally prefer this game to focus on more small airplanes than medium or large airplanes. Look at all these airplanes with less than 20 passenger capacity.

Piper Piper J-3 Cub
Beechcraft Beechcraft Skipper
Cessna Cessna 150
Cessna Cessna 162 Skycatcher
Cessna Cessna 170
Piaggio Piaggio P.166
Piper Piper PA-38 Tomahawk
Piper Piper PA-18 Super Cub
Piper Piper PA-12
Tecnam Tecnam P92
Tecnam Tecnam P2004/6/8
Beechcraft Beechcraft Musketeer
Beechcraft Beechcraft Duchess
Cessna Cessna 152
Cessna Cessna 172P
Cessna Cessna 182 Skylane
Cessna Cessna 350 Corvalis
Daher-Socata ST 10 Diplomate
Daher-Socata Socata TB
Piper Piper PA-44 Seminole
Piper Piper PA-24 Comanche
Piper Piper PA-28 Cherokee
Piper Piper PA-20 Pacer
Piper Piper PA-16 Clipper
Aero Commander Commander 500S
Aero Commander Commander 690C
Beechcraft Beechcraft Travel Air
Cessna Cessna 175 Skylark
Cessna Cessna 177 Cardinal
Cessna Cessna 195
Tecnam Tecnam P2010
Beechcraft Beech 36 Bonanza
Beechcraft Beech Baron 58
Beechcraft Beechcraft Twin Bonanza
Beechcraft Beechcraft Duke
Cessna Cessna 180
Cessna Cessna 335/340
Cessna Cessna 336/337 Skymaster
Cessna Cessna Citation I/SP
Cessna Cessna Citation Mustang
Helio Helio Courier
Piper Piper PA-34 Seneca
Piper Piper Aerostar
Piper Piper PA-23
Beechcraft Beechcraft Starship
Cessna Cessna 185 Skywagon
Cessna Cessna 210 Centurion
Cessna Cessna 421
Cessna Cessna T303 Crusader
Daher-Socata TBM 700/850/900/910/930
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Embraer EMB 500 Phenom 100
Piper Piper PA-32R Saratoga
Piper Piper PA-46
Piper Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche
Piper Piper PA-31T Cheyenne
Piper Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche
Beechcraft Beechcraft Premier I
Cessna Cessna 425
GippsAero GA8 Airvan
Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Piper Piper PA-28-181 Archer
Piper Piper PA-31 Navajo
British Aerospace Bae 125
Cessna Cessna 205/6/7
Cessna Cessna 404 Titan
Cessna Cessna 414
Cessna Cessna Citation II
Cessna Cessna Citation III/VI/VII
Cessna Cessna Citation V
Pilatus Pilatus PC-24
Piper Piper PA-42 Cheyenne
Beechcraft Beechcraft Queen Air
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
Cessna Cessna 208 Caravan
Cessna Cessna 401/2
Cessna Cessna 441
Cessna Cessna Citation Excel/XLS+
Cessna Cessna Citation Jet/525/M2
Cessna Cessna Citation Latitude
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
GippsAero GippsAero GA10
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 400
Pilatus PC-12
Quest Quest Kodiak
Tecnam Tecnam P2012 Traveller
Beechcraft Beech Super King Air
Cessna Cessna 441 Conquest II
Pilatus PC-6 Porter
Piper Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
Cessna Cessna 208B Grand Caravan/EX
Antonov AN-2
Cessna Cessna Citation Longitude
Cessna Cessna Citation Sovereign
Cessna Cessna Citation X
Cessna Cessna F406 Caravan II
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800
Beechcraft Beech King Air
Bombardier Challenger 605
Bombardier Challenger 850
Bombardier Challenger 870
Beechcraft Beech 99 Airliner
Dornier Do 228
British Aerospace Handley Page Jetstream
Britten-Norman Britten-Norman Trislander
GippsAero GAF Nomad
Antonov AN-24
Antonov AN-28
Embraer EMB 110
Beechcraft Beech 1900C
Beechcraft Beech 1900D
British Aerospace Jetstream 31
British Aerospace Jetstream 32
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Dornier Do 228 NG
Fairchild Swearingen Metro
Fairchild Swearingen Metro 23
Fairchild Swearingen Metro II
Fairchild Swearingen Metro III
LET L-410
LET L-410 UVP

Source: AirportCEO Mod Manager Excel Sheet.


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#6

@EG0611 Why?! Isn’t it more fun to simulate a bigger airport?


#7

Why?! Isn’t it more fun to simulate a bigger airport?

No it isn’t. I don’t understand why some players are focusing on building the biggest stereotype airports like Atlanta with tons of runways and tons of gates with biggest stereotype airplanes like A380 or 747. I personally prefer to enjoy while creating a commuter airport with bunch of local airlines flying to local municipal airports while having a couple of medium sized flights to other commuter airports.


#8

Definitely a good point!

I think that what we are seeing in general in all the simulation/management area of games is the lack of titles that can take one aspect of real life - in our case airports - and try to recreate it in a mostly realistic way. One of the key elements to that, is the scale. I don’t see any titles out there are able to do that and ACEO has the potential to do that.

I don’t want to create the biggest airport ever (don’t have time for that) but it would be great if I can have a simulation that gives you the ability to do it, at least the ability to create a medium international airport, I would call it a success.
A bit off-topic, but think of Cities Skylines, great game but you can’t create a city that is bigger than 500K people and be playable, so what kind of city building can possibly be that?!


#9

If the engine can handle that, yes :slight_smile:


#10

We should have some goalposts in Airport CEO, like in Anno 1404, so you can focus on a expert small airport goal, or a big interconental one. It would show the choices to all players.


#11

I hope 2nd floor is added way before large planes.

Also need to state the obvious, but a plane with 150 pax takes 4+ hours to turnaround, so a 300+ will take 8 to 12 hours. Game time MUST be slowed down before large planes.


#12

@EG0611 What about the Grumman AA-5 series?


#13

What about the Grumman AA-5 series?

Added to the ACEOMM Aircrafts list. Thank you :slight_smile:


#14

Sure it is, to my opinion. It’s a feature more. The ability to build an big mega-airport don’t forbid you to build an commuter airport, but gives you the possibility to do that if you want.
To build an big airport gives - perhaps, if developed - the possibility to design a hub system, transfer zones, a lot more necessary terminal and tarmac design. Probably different terminal levels to board the A380 and so on.
I’m of your opinion, if players only want to have wide-body flights, there are less differences to a smaller airport. But - dreaming :wink: - if perhaps wide-bodies can only fly fully occupied if there are enough commuter flights it will be a great thing in game.

On the other site: watching both PA-31 and PA-41 the same day is nice for plane-spotters, but don’t distinguish in game handling.

A little bit provocating (friendly meaning! ;)) I can ask: is there more fun to build an airport for medium-sized aircrafts than building only a GA-airport? :wink: