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sviridovt

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  1. Hahaha, yeah the algorithm in the term paper is indeed the algorithm that I use for modeling metropolitan areas, albeit with slightly different parameters (I also did get an A in the class/term paper, although I have a feeling the professor wasn't exactly looking too critically). The point you raise is valid and is actually a problem right now, since demand is based on the airports population within 50 miles, and there are 3 primary ways in which the new demand model addresses it. Although probably not going to be a part of this update, I do have runway information about all of the airports in the sim, as well as all aircraft have minimum runway requirements in the db, so it would be relatively trivial (and I indeed plan) to implement runway minimums such that you simply wouldn't be able to operate large jets out of small airports that can't sustain them. The new model has airport parameters that 'grade' airports as to how preferable that airport is, similar to how metro areas and nations have attributes. So pax will prefer certain airports over others, although that 'grade' might be influenced in later updates by infrastructure constructed as part of the hub (lounges etc.), there are always going to be some airports that are more preferred. Although this will be implemented in this update, assigning attributes to airports will likely not be a priority until after all the nations and major metros have had their attributes set. Until then the attributes will be neutral. While not all passengers care a lot about the quality of the airport (lest LGA not exist), the premium passengers do. All of which is actually quite realistic. I plan on implementing specific airport restrictions into the sim in a future update, this includes things like restrictions regarding international flights, maximum distance requirements (take a look at LGA or DAL for instance), as well as airport closure/opening times, maintenance or runway restrictions etc. As a rule I generally try and avoid arbitrary restrictions on what you can or can't do in the game in favor of trying to model the realistic obstacles that prevent real world airlines from say operating out of Teterboro or the like.
  2. World has been sped up to 10 minute days, World B III has been de-activated.
  3. In the current iteration of the demand model the demand is determined based on distance and relative populations served (which is a formula depending on population within a 50 nm radius of the airport distance adjusted), along with international considerations. I am a few weeks away from releasing a new update with the new demand model that makes demand much more dynamic by having 7 different types of demand (from tourists to business demand etc.) determined based on parameters that each city and nation has in regards to its tourism appeal, industrial activity, income inequality etc. (btw if someone wants to help out with assigning these attributes feel free to reach out). Further the new demand model works by metropolitan areas, with each airport within the same metro area competing with all the others in the same area (so Newark-LAX flights compete with JFK-LAX flights for example). I'm also planning on adding flight connections in but its a slightly different beast altogether (I still have PTSD from the first time I added flight connections in the sim).
  4. Hey folks! World B is getting reset! As always for the first three days the world will run at a reduced speed. As with the previous iteration, everyone will get 5 instant deliveries for your first planes. As World A III is also coming to a close soon, I have decided to hold off on resetting world A until a new update (with the updated demand model) which I plan to release within the coming weeks. Good luck! World B IV Timeframe: 1950-2010 World Speed: 10 Minutes/day (45 minutes/day until Wednesday, July 14th to give people time to join and set up their airlines) Starting Money: $5,000,000 Rules/Difficulty: Normal/5 Instant deliveries for new airlines
  5. Yeah, Brexit does throw a wrench into the plan, but then again, what doesn't it throw a wrench into?
  6. Hey folks! World B III has been reset! All the same rules, dates and speed, the only difference is that just as in World A III, you will now have 5 instant deliveries and the starting money has been updated to reflect that as well (as it seems like people like having more planes delivered at the start). As always, time will be kept to 45 minute days for the first 3 days and then will speed up to the normal 10 minute days (same as B II) World B III Timeframe: 1950-2010 World Speed: 10 Minutes/day (45 minutes/day until Wednesday, February 3rd to give people time to join and set up their airlines) Starting Money: $5,000,000 Rules/Difficulty: Normal/5 Instant deliveries for new airlines Best of luck to all!
  7. I would imagine you have a lot of gate overages, are you leasing a gate or did you just create a flight without leasing a gate first? You can check your gate overages by going to facilities -> slot rental
  8. If you go to account settings you should be able to change your display name
  9. There isn't a way to expand a terminal (I should probably set a minimum limit for gates per terminal), if you let me know what terminal it is I'll add 10 gates to it.
  10. Hey folks! Although I didn't have time to work on ASW too much over the past few months with grad school deadlines coming (I am now done for the semester 🙂 ) , it doesnt mean I totally didnt do anything ASW related. One of my term projects for one of my classes involved developing an algorithm for clustering cities, a variation of which I plan to use for the new demand model in order to unify demand between two airports in the same city (JFK will compete with EWR and LGR etc.). Now that that class is done, and that this algorithm is not core the sim (there is nothing to be gained by knowing how the code works, its output will be public in the sim anyway) I have decided to release the term paper just for anyone interested. Although I do plan to further work on the code (its honestly a mess, but thats what happens when you write code on no sleep), but the general idea is there (also, since this code will only ever be ran once, there isn't really a reason to worry too much about its efficiency if its good enough). My current plans are to mess more with the alpha value, probably going to set it higher and set A = A^3, thus making it so that cities can be clustered if they are within a longer distance iff they are connected by a close city in between. But either way, this is something I haven't thought too much about. Either way, I'm just putting it out there in case someone is interested. MTH620_Term_Paper.pdf
  11. Ok, I'll check on that. Would you mind submitting a bug report on the issue tracker? https://airsim.world/index.php?/forums/forum/6-bug-reports/
  12. I will add the ability to remove all flights from a route, although this will probably come with the new demand model which also brings the new flight research page (no point in adding a feature to something thats going away soon anyway). For pre-orders I do want to implement it at some point, but I can't say I thought about it too much.
  13. My current plan is to have the ability to upload an airline livery for free, and an ability to upload livery for each aircraft type be Patreon only (in time also a feature for Patreon supporters to also upload custom liveries for a particular aircraft, but not yet as AWS storage is quite low so until we move away from it this probably won't be implemented).
  14. Yep, planned for the next update 20.12
  15. hmm, I wonder if something is up with the size of the upper decks of the older 747s, since they were quite small. In fact they weren't originally used for seats but inflight lounges. Try putting economy seats in there and see if you could do that?
  16. It might be that the seats are too big for the upper deck, the upper deck is not shown as part of the seat map but it is there.
  17. I should mention that you are able to lease planes with the starting budget (I believe ~5 planes of the A320/B737 type). I plan on making leasing a more obvious option as I realize its kind of hidden but when you go to order a plane you can select to lease it.
  18. This is definitely something I've been thinking about long term (if its coming its not anytime soon), but of course this would be pretty difficult to implement and while not an issue I do have to make sure that it would be worth it. Airport closures/openings are probably coming first. As for the nation splitting/forming I still have to think about that.
  19. Stop overs are not a part of the sim yet though are coming in the future build. Open skies are in the sim though I don't remember if I added UK to the EU open skies agreement. If someone can let me know what is happening with that I can change that pretty easily (database update).
  20. I might have not added it, I remember I was working on those features on a flight and there was something I didn't finish in time. So maybe I should finish that 😛
  21. If you go to finances -> debts -> and select the debt, you should be able to buy it off in the top right iirc
  22. There is no universal willingness to pay value, rather it is a Poisson distribution that depends on a number of parameters including flight distance, populations, international vs domestic etc. That said, the entire demand model is getting a pretty big overhaul in the next few months, you can have a look at more details about the new model in the Dev Blog
  23. They will choose the best flight (and class) that they can afford. What is decided to be the 'best' flight is based on a number of factors including arrival/departing time, seat quality, IFS/IFE, and others, along with a 'value' property, this property is what compares the prices of the different options, or in other words, how much bang for the buck do you get. For LCC's this is the most important property.
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