Aircraft Substitution

Here are some rules to substitute aircrafts:



Aircraft Type

Substitute Category

All Piston (DC-3, DC-4, Martin 4-0-4, L1049, L749, etc)
1 ATR-42, ATR-72, SAAB340, Beech 1900, DHC-6, DHC-7, DHC-8, JS31, JS41,EMB120, FH-227 1,2
2 Embraer 145, Embraer 170, BAe-146*, CRJ-200, CRJ-700, CRJ-900, Electra* 1,2
3A Boeing 727, Boeing 737, Boeing 717, BAC-1-11, DC-9s, MD-80s, Airbus A318, Airbus A320, TU-154, 3A, 3B, 4A
3B Boeing 707, Boeing 720, Boeing 757 3A, 3B, 4A
3C Boeing 727 Cargo, Boeing 707 Cargo, DC-8 Cargo 3C, 4B
4A Boeing 747, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, Boeing 787, Lockheed 1011, DC-10 3A, 3B, 4A
4B Boeing 747 Cargo, L1011 Cargo 3C, 4B
5 Concorde 5
  • Please consider range, airport facilities, runway length, etc before changing aircraft
  • Boeing 727-100 and -200 / Boeing 737-200,-300,-400 / Boeing 747-100,-200,-400,-800, / DC-9-10,-30,-40,-50 /MD-81,-82,-83,-88 considered as same type and you may change in ACARS if type is available or you may keep the current plane (e.g. if in your simulator a DC-9-30 loaded and schedule/acars shows DC-9-10, then you are ok to fly, you eventually need to change the amount of passengers!
  • All planes may be changed on pilots descretion
  • Appreciate not to mix up airline fleets, e.g. TWA planes for America West. Check the Fleetpage!
  • TWExpress and America West Express only with aircrafts of their fleet
  • Give reason of change in Pirep remark
  • * only PSA
  • It is not valid for TWA IGS flights (those flights MUST operate with B727-100 only)
  • Not valid for Tours - Tours must be in sequence with the assigned aircraft


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