Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 26 May 2017, 17:57

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 12 Oct 2008
Posts: 547
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 483 [0], given: 2

Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Feb 2009, 20:54
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

78% (02:13) correct 22% (01:10) wrong based on 456 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of Belleville Airport, which is highly congested. Northern Air depends for its success on economy and quick turnaround and consequently is planning to replace its large planes with Skybuses, the novel aerodynamic design of which is extremely fuel efficient. The Skybus’ fuel efficiency results in both lower fuel costs and reduced time spent refueling.

Which of the following, if true, could present the most serious disadvantage for Northern Air in replacing its large planes with Skybuses?

(A) The Skybus would enable Northern Air to schedule direct flights to destinations that currently require stops for refueling.
(B) Aviation fuel is projected to decline in price over the next several years.
(C) The fuel efficiency of the Skybus would enable Northern Air to eliminate refueling at some of its destinations, but several mechanics would lose their jobs.
(D) None of Northern Air’s competitors that use Belleville Airport are considering buying Skybuses.
(E) The aerodynamic design of the Skybus causes turbulence behind it when taking off that forces other planes on the runway to delay their takeoffs.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Manager
Joined: 10 Jan 2009
Posts: 109
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 193 [2] , given: 0

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 00:38
2
KUDOS
Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of Belleville Airport, which is highly congested. Northern Air depends for its success on economy and quick turnaround and consequently is planning to replace its large planes with Skybuses, the novel aerodynamic design of which is extremely fuel efficient. The Skybus’ fuel efficiency results in both lower fuel costs and reduced time spent refueling.
Which of the following, if true, could present the most serious disadvantage for Northern Air in replacing its large planes with Skybuses?

My Explanation:
-----------------------------------
(A) The Skybus would enable Northern Air to schedule direct flights to destinations that currently require stops for refueling. ---> This would rather prove to be advantageous for the airline company.

(B) Aviation fuel is projected to decline in price over the next several years. ---> This will again prove to be advantageous for the airline company as the decrease in price along with the Skybus' inherent fuel effiecient feature will overall reduce the cost of operation.

(C) The fuel efficiency of the Skybus would enable Northern Air to eliminate refueling at some of its destinations, but several mechanics would lose their jobs. ---> Elimination of refuelling and job-cuts will actually be advantageous for the airline company.

(D) None of Northern Air’s competitors that use Belleville Airport are considering buying Skybuses. ---> This does not mean that the decision of Northern Air to use Skybuses is a wrong one. Discard this option.

(E) The aerodynamic design of the Skybus causes turbulence behind it when taking off that forces other planes on the runway to delay their takeoffs. ---> Correct. The delay caused by Skybus' turbulence will impact Northern Air because we know that the airport is highly congested. This delay, will thus, affect Northern Air's quick turnaround time.
-----------------------------------

My choice will be option E.

HTH
_________________

+++ Believe me, it doesn't take much of an effort to underline SC questions. Just try it out. +++
+++ Please tell me why other options are wrong. +++

~~~ The only way to get smarter is to play a smarter opponent. ~~~

Senior Manager
Joined: 02 Nov 2008
Posts: 279
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 103 [0], given: 2

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 01:00
Technext wrote:
Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of Belleville Airport, which is highly congested. Northern Air depends for its success on economy and quick turnaround and consequently is planning to replace its large planes with Skybuses, the novel aerodynamic design of which is extremely fuel efficient. The Skybus’ fuel efficiency results in both lower fuel costs and reduced time spent refueling.
Which of the following, if true, could present the most serious disadvantage for Northern Air in replacing its large planes with Skybuses?

My Explanation:
-----------------------------------
(A) The Skybus would enable Northern Air to schedule direct flights to destinations that currently require stops for refueling. ---> This would rather prove to be advantageous for the airline company.

(B) Aviation fuel is projected to decline in price over the next several years. ---> This will again prove to be advantageous for the airline company as the decrease in price along with the Skybus' inherent fuel effiecient feature will overall reduce the cost of operation.

(C) The fuel efficiency of the Skybus would enable Northern Air to eliminate refueling at some of its destinations, but several mechanics would lose their jobs. ---> Elimination of refuelling and job-cuts will actually be advantageous for the airline company.

(D) None of Northern Air’s competitors that use Belleville Airport are considering buying Skybuses. ---> This does not mean that the decision of Northern Air to use Skybuses is a wrong one. Discard this option.

(E) The aerodynamic design of the Skybus causes turbulence behind it when taking off that forces other planes on the runway to delay their takeoffs. ---> Correct. The delay caused by Skybus' turbulence will impact Northern Air because we know that the airport is highly congested. This delay, will thus, affect Northern Air's quick turnaround time.
-----------------------------------

My choice will be option E.

HTH

Agree with the above analysis.
VP
Joined: 18 May 2008
Posts: 1265
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 447 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 05:04
Definitely E
Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of Belleville Airport, which
is highly congested. Northern Air depends for its success on economy and quick
turnaround and consequently is planning to replace its large planes with
Skybuses, the novel aerodynamic design of which is extremely fuel efficient. The
Skybus’ fuel efficiency results in both lower fuel costs and reduced time spent
refueling.
Which of the following, if true, could present the most serious disadvantage for
Northern Air in replacing its large planes with Skybuses?
(A) The Skybus would enable Northern Air to schedule direct flights to
destinations that currently require stops for refueling.
(B) Aviation fuel is projected to decline in price over the next several years.
(C) The fuel efficiency of the Skybus would enable Northern Air to eliminate
refueling at some of its destinations, but several mechanics would lose their
jobs.
(D) None of Northern Air’s competitors that use Belleville Airport are
(E) The aerodynamic design of the Skybus causes turbulence behind it when
taking off that forces other planes on the runway to delay their takeoffs.
Senior Manager
Joined: 26 May 2008
Posts: 431
Schools: Kellogg Class of 2012
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 73 [0], given: 4

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 09:15
Found it a bit easy. Just re-read to make sure there was no catch.

Kept B as a contender but any way even with the reduced fuel prices the aero-dynamic design would save the input costs

Will go with E

Cheers,
Unplugged
Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 738
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 694 [0], given: 99

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 10:43
E for me.
VP
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1409
Followers: 39

Kudos [?]: 388 [0], given: 1

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 10:54
Northern Air depends for its success on economy and quick turnaround and consequently is planning to replace its large planes with Skybuses,

I just dont get the above. Is the Q trying to say economical instead of economy?

quick turn around of what??
Manager
Joined: 10 Jan 2009
Posts: 109
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 193 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 11:14
Hi icandy,

What I deduced from economy is a careful, thrifty management of resources. You're right in saying that the question is actually trying to say 'economical' by using the word 'economy'.

As far as quick turnaround is concerned, it's about the loading, unloading, and servicing of the airplane.

Regards,
Technext
_________________

+++ Believe me, it doesn't take much of an effort to underline SC questions. Just try it out. +++
+++ Please tell me why other options are wrong. +++

~~~ The only way to get smarter is to play a smarter opponent. ~~~

Director
Joined: 12 Oct 2008
Posts: 547
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 483 [0], given: 2

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 12:43
OA E
VP
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1409
Followers: 39

Kudos [?]: 388 [0], given: 1

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 13:21
Technext wrote:
Hi icandy,

What I deduced from economy is a careful, thrifty management of resources. You're right in saying that the question is actually trying to say 'economical' by using the word 'economy'.

As far as quick turnaround is concerned, it's about the loading, unloading, and servicing of the airplane.

Regards,
Technext

Wow! I travel frequently, almost 50%. I never heard of the word quick turn around for the activities referred here. Was not much helpful to me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Director
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 818
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 73 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2009, 19:25
icandy wrote:
Technext wrote:
Hi icandy,

What I deduced from economy is a careful, thrifty management of resources. You're right in saying that the question is actually trying to say 'economical' by using the word 'economy'.

As far as quick turnaround is concerned, it's about the loading, unloading, and servicing of the airplane.

Regards,
Technext

Wow! I travel frequently, almost 50%. I never heard of the word quick turn around for the activities referred here. Was not much helpful to me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

icandy,

Are you going to apply to an onlime MBA program since you travel so much?

just curious
Manager
Joined: 30 May 2009
Posts: 83
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 101 [0], given: 2

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 May 2009, 14:05
why cudn't d ans be A.

the airlines can get more passengers whr it haults its planes for refuelling.??
where as for the option E, its not necessary that the planes flying subsequent to the SkyBus are northern airlines planes.

as the question asks abt the profit perspective of Northern Airlines, i guess it cud b A.

Manager
Joined: 08 Feb 2009
Posts: 145
Schools: Anderson
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 53 [0], given: 3

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 May 2009, 14:29
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
why cudn't d ans be A.

the airlines can get more passengers whr it haults its planes for refuelling.??
where as for the option E, its not necessary that the planes flying subsequent to the SkyBus are northern airlines planes.

as the question asks abt the profit perspective of Northern Airlines, i guess it cud b A.

Its true that airlines could carry more passengers when they stop for refueling.
But, you are making an assumption that the flights which stop for refueling are NOT full.

Planes flying subsequent to the skybus are northern airlines planes.
Argument mentions that Northern airlines flies dozens of planes.
Intern
Joined: 12 Jul 2009
Posts: 12
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 2

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Apr 2010, 08:31
Clearly E and agree with the explanation give by Technext.
Senior Manager
Joined: 01 Feb 2010
Posts: 264
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 2

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Apr 2010, 09:59
Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of Belleville Airport, which is highly congested. Northern Air depends for its success on economy and quick turnaround and consequently is planning to replace its large planes with Skybuses, the novel aerodynamic design of which is extremely fuel efficient. The Skybus’ fuel efficiency results in both lower fuel costs and reduced time spent refueling.

Which of the following, if true, could present the most serious disadvantage for Northern Air in replacing its large planes with Skybuses?

(A) The Skybus would enable Northern Air to schedule direct flights to destinations that currently require stops for refueling.
(B) Aviation fuel is projected to decline in price over the next several years.
(C) The fuel efficiency of the Skybus would enable Northern Air to eliminate refueling at some of its destinations, but several mechanics would lose their jobs.
(D) None of Northern Air’s competitors that use Belleville Airport are considering buying Skybuses.
(E) The aerodynamic design of the Skybus causes turbulence behind it when taking off that forces other planes on the runway to delay their takeoffs.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E

Its E.
A,B,C: Support stmt
D: Not in context
E: Oppose.
Intern
Joined: 02 Apr 2010
Posts: 40
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 2

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Apr 2010, 11:33
E for me too...
Manager
Joined: 07 Jan 2010
Posts: 244
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 16

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Apr 2010, 08:56
E
already so many explanations...what more left to say really ...
Senior Manager
Joined: 19 Nov 2009
Posts: 322
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 92 [0], given: 44

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Apr 2010, 23:45
Clearly, E !
_________________

"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam." - Winston Churchill

As vs Like - Check this link : http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/like-as.html.

Director
Joined: 21 Dec 2009
Posts: 586
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 704 [0], given: 20

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Apr 2010, 09:09
A: expected to engage routes that require stoppages for refueling- advantage since Skybus needs cheap fuel and refuels at minimal time. Thia option is actually an advantage.
E: turbulence causes delay to other planes.... Disadvantage....CORRECT.
_________________

KUDOS me if you feel my contribution has helped you.

Manager
Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 187
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 80 [0], given: 1

Re: CR: Northen Airlines [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Apr 2010, 10:37
I WOULD GUESS SUCH EASY CRs ARE IN THE 550-600 LEVEL QUESTIONS..ANYWAY E IT IS
Re: CR: Northen Airlines   [#permalink] 07 Apr 2010, 10:37

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 38 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
It has been established that people who live in the northern hemispher 1 21 Sep 2016, 22:20
1 Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and 10 01 Mar 2016, 11:46
12 Under a new clean air proposal, the government has decided 13 08 Apr 2016, 22:21
23 Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of 19 27 Mar 2016, 02:40
3 General: The commander of the Air Force has recommended that 7 20 Nov 2016, 06:09
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.