I like the idea but figure we should just get this one first. Then FD can see what requirements would be needed for other models of carrier. Server, local PC or console memory and such.I'm excited by this announcement.
However i do have a suggestion. How about, instead of having only one type of super carrier, having different variations available for purchase.
For exemple :
Small Carrier : 2 med pads + 2 small pads + 2 large pads ; can jump to up 150 LY; 1/3 of the price => for little squadrons or group of friends
Medium Carrier : 3 med + 3 small + 4 large pads ; can jump to up 300 LY; 2/3 of the price => for small fleets or medium sized groups
Fleet carrier : the same as descriped in the OP
Like that everyone will be able to purchase a carrier fitting it's playstyle or purse and we won't see always the same "carrier size" everywhere.