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Short and medium haul aircrafts

Short and medium haul aircrafts are used for distances up to 2,000 km (short haul) or 5,000 km (medium haul) because they are very economical on these routes. At shorter ranges, it is often left to the turbo-props as they can take off and land even on short runways due to their short-take off ability.

You can choose between four different aircraft types: Airbus A320, Boeing 737, Bombardier C Series and Canadair Jet.

The first A320 was delivered in 1988 and was known as the first civilian aircraft to pioneer the revolutionary digital fly-by-wire control systems. Initially dismissed as the "Atari Plane," the majority of pilots were soon convinced of the need for automation in many of the monitoring functions. The Airbus A320 Family also includes two shorter A318 and A319 models and the long A321 version. All have a standard fuselage with six passenger seats per row and a center aisle.

Fly the Airbus A320 full flight simulator in Frankfurt, Munich, Essen, Berlin or Vienna.


Technical data:

Length 37,57 m Max. take-off weight 77.000 kg
Heigth 11,75 m Max. take-off thrust 2 x 118 kN
Wingspan 34,10 m Max. range 5.700 km
Fuselage diameter 3,96 m Max. landing weight 64.500 kg

The Boeing 737 was developed by U.S. manufacturer Boeing in cooperation with Deutsche Lufthansa AG. In 1968, Lufthansa was allowed to take over the first aircraft delivered from the assembly line. Due to its somewhat stout and compact appearance, it was known as "Bobby". The Boeing 737 has developed into the most successful jet aircraft family of all time. Initially designed only for short distances, today the latest generation of Boeing 737s fly as Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) non-stop even from Germany to Chicago or from Dubai to Austria.

Fly the Boeing 737 full flight simulator in Frankfurt (737 Classic) or Berlin (737 Classic and 737 NG)


Technical Data:

Length 33,41 m Max. take-off weight 56.470 kg
Height 11,13 m Max. take-off thrust 2 x 88,7 kN
Wingspan 28,88 m Max. range 4.180 km
Fuselage diameter 3,76 m Max. landing weight 51.710 kg

The Airbus A220 (Bombardier C Series) belongs to an aircraft family of the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, which is a part of Airbus.
Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies for engines, systems and materials, the A220 (C Series) is currently regarded as the most innovative aircraft combined with fly-by-wire control known from Airbus using sidesticks.
Fuselage diameter and range of the A220 (C Series) correspond to a standard medium-haul aircraft, however, the A220 (C Series) is optimized for smaller passenger numbers and is thus about 15% more economical compared to Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 in flight operations.
The entry into the commercial flight operations was planned for autumn 2014, but took place only on 15 July 2016 with a CS100 of Swiss.

Fly the C Series flight simulator in Frankfurt.


Technical data (example A220):

Length 35 m Max. take-off weight 60.800 kg
Heigth 11,50 m Max. take-off thrust 2 x 103 kN
Wingspan 35,10 m Max. range 5.470 km
Fuselage diameter 3,70 m Max. landing weight 52.400 kg

The Canadair jet, the twin-engine regional jet from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier is, based on the number of aircraft models, the most successful in the post-war period. After the first 50-seat versions, extended versions were added over the years and finally the CRJ1000 for up to 104 passengers. The two-man cockpit features comprehensive modern aviation electronics including display screen technology, inertial navigation system, "Flight Management System", collision warning system and a "Head-up Guidance System" (optional), enabling (very) bad weather approaches. Experiencing a start with a Canadair Jet is fun – it’s as if the aircraft is drawn back by a rubber band and silently catapulted into the sky with an acceleration that doesn’t quit.

Fly the Canadair Jet full flight simulator in Berlin.


Technical Data (on the CRJ-700 model)

Length 36,40 m Max. take-off weight 36.515 kg
Heigth 7,51 m Max. take-off thrust 2 x 58,4 kN
Wingspan 24,85 m Max. range 3.184 km
Fuselage diameter 2,69 m Max. landing weight 30.300 kg
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