red repairs his aircraft carrier, then loads it with aircraft, while blue repairs 2 units and builds a cruiser. you can watch the planes land on the red carrier (amount of loaded units is displayed on deck) and be repaired inside, then 1 launched to make room for another jet. a carrier can hold 2 aircraft to repair them in the same turn. thus the total repair speed is up to 4 times faster than on a single airfield, where single planes need the first turn for landing the second for repairing, and in the third turn another single plane can land...
(click image to return to units table)