Alliance have their own research and development department. This R&D is different from your airline’s R&D.
How does it work?
The alliance R&D enables you to develop researches specific to alliances’ development and benefits. It is composed of three major categories: General, Group Purchase, and Cargo. Each one is composed of 5 levels that allow you to increase its corresponding benefits gradually.
In this R&D section, you can develop what is directly related to the alliance, so you can affect its finances or its accommodation capacity.
This option enables you to increase the alliance weekly tax and accordingly, to allow your alliance to increase its budget.
Just like in the usual R&D, you can increase the daily budget allocated to research to make your alliance grow more quickly.
You will have to develop this research to increase the number of members that you can recruit within your alliance.
Development of Group Purchase
Within the alliance, you can make aircraft group purchases by browsing through the purchase catalog at your disposal.
However, all aircraft are not available at first! That’s why the R&D has a role to play as it enables you to extend the catalog of aircraft available at purchase but also to increase the discount rate on group purchases.
If your alliance members or yourself have chosen a cargo strategy, you can also extend the catalog of available cargo aircraft for group purchases.