AI MONTHLY KEEPING YOU UP TO DATE WITH EVERYTHING AI Edition 1
DOUBLE DUO FROM UNITED TRAFFIC TEAM United Traffic Team has been busy in the modelling department recently , it is believed that both their Boeing 787 Dreamliner and BAE Avro RJ-100 are close to being released. The UTT BAE Avro RJ -100 model has been in the hands of the painters (Philippe, Jürgen, Nils, Maksim and Robert) since the end of December. The majority of the BAE 146-300’s and Avro RJ-100 in operation have been painted by the team. The model is by Alex ander Emelyanov (aka DUST). Hopefully this model will be available for downlo ad over the coming weeks. Maksim is just completing the final few LODs.
Meanwhile the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been eagerly awaited for some time now. Screenshots were first posted in the UTT forum on 6 September 2012. In mid-December a post by Alexander on the UTT 787 progress thread suggested that the model may never see release due to a lack of willingness from the UTT painting team. However it would appear that all is back on track an d it is in its final stages of developme nt and testing, as we have now seen previews of JAL and LOT paints.
1 Pictures: All taken from United Traffic Team ©
Reports by Robert Williams
Philippe Tabatchnik’s New Website Philippe Tabatchnik (flyingcarpet75) has been busy giving his website flyingcarpet75.com a makeover. Fellow painters Elias Merino and Juan Sebastian Gonzalez will host their paints over at Philippe’s site too. Users will be able to register on his forum to
kaese2002.de Quite a busy month with easyJet being updated to include the latest named jets Mandy Elthimiadis and Change for Good (Unicef). Other paints this month include Brussels Airlines (Airbus narrowbody fleet), Atlas Air 744, Fedex’s 50th 757, CSA A319 and the group’s first FAIB paint for United.
receive direct support and post their screenshots of the trio’s paints inside their sim. Also on the forum is a “General Discussion” section and “Wish List”, which many AI users will be pleased with. The forum also has an internal section, where painters have been working on the UTT Avro RJ-100 (or BAE 146300) project. Definitely a site to keep an eye on…
Endeavour AI A very quiet month from the four painters at Endeavour. Antoine is taking a break from painting, while Gabe was quick off the mark to paint American’s new livery onto the 737-800. Other paints include; Air Cote d'Ivoire A319, LAN 787 and Uni Air (all types). Coming soon; Fastjet
Coming soon; Meridiana Fly and who knows…
Picture: American Airlines FAIB 737-800 by Gabe Bierbach
United Traffic Team
Highlight of the month from Stephan has to be Ryanair paints for FAIB model. Other repaints; CSA and ANZ Link ATR72, Air Canada Express B1900s, BA fleet with Crest Coming soon: Ethiopian Cargo MD11 & Etihad Cargo A330-200F
Jürgen Baumbusch As always JB has been busy. He’s updated the layout of his site with the help of Maksim making it easier to navigate. He has also updated his Alaska and AirDo 737 Classics. Repaints include; Avianca (Star Alliance) A330200, Sun Express, United Express ERJ135, Germania A319, TACV (all types), SA Express CRJ200, Ceiba Intercontinental 772, Turkish 200th Aircraft , Westjet 100th Aircraft, Transmile 727F, Singapore (Star Alliance) 777300, Brussels A330-200, Garuda Indonesia 737 (all types), Kenya (all types] and Almousa VIP 735 and Oman Air 737NGs.
A collection of Yak-40 paints, Center-South TU-134, Air Koryo AN-148, LIAC AN-26 and AN-2. UTair and Ural fleet packs were also released this month. Maksim Rudakov has Malmo Aviation in the works for the UTT RJ-100 along with paints for their 787 Dreamliner.
flyingcarpet75 There’s nothing new this month from Philippe or Juan. Elias Merino released his Caribbean FAIB 737 paints, along with TACA Regional ATR42 fleet. I’m sure they’ll be plenty more when the new site is launched. Coming soon; Swiss and Atlantic RJ100s.
His first paints on UTT’s 747-8 model using an enhanced paintkit have been released. Coming soon; Air Libya, Brussels, Starbow and Star Peru RJ100s
Picture: Kenya Airways 900 E-Jet AIA EMB-190 by JB
IndividualPainters Nils Bindauf – United Express ERJ145, MIAT Mongolian 763 & 738.
Federico Permutti – Emirates one million Facebook fans and Alitalia ATR72.
Nils is currently working on Astra, TNT, Titan and Australian Air Express RJ-100s.
Mike Stewart – Pegasus (flypgs) and Cargoair 738.
Symon Long – Citywing Let410 and Links Air opf Citywing J31.
Robert Williams – AirNorth EMB120 and 190, Sunwing opb Thomson and TUIfly, QantasLink Dash8, TUIfly Nordic 767 and Tailwind 734. He has been working on Cobham 3 and Asian Express Airlines for UTT RJ-100.
Kyle Meeks – Transavia 738 and ANA 737NG fleet.
Flightplanning Section Reports by Robert Williams & Joshua Dean
Flightsim to interview Alpha India Group Flightsim.com is to interview members of the Alpha India Group as part of a feature on the freeware AI group. Dan Linton of Flightsim approached AIG’s Johan Clausen after the pair had spoken a few years back (the interview can be read here). Johan suggested Dan might now want to interview some of the group’s flightplanning and Tower team members. The feature will explain the history of AIG, from its beginnings to the present day, including how it has evolved over the years.
Alpha India Group Three rounds of flightplans were released this month for Winter 2012-2013 season: Round 3; easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Hawaiian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Qantas Frieght, Sata Air Azores, Silk Air, Sun Express, Sun Express Germany and Wizzair Round 4; ABX Air, Aerologic, Air 100, Air Hong Kong, Astral Aviation, Bulgaria Air, CardigAir, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, DHL Air UK, DHL Aviation Africa, DHL Aviation ME, El Al Israel Airlines, EuroLOT, European Air Transport Leipzig, GoAir, Intersky, K-Mile Air, LOT Polish Airlines, PAL Airlines, TACA International, TUIfly, TUIfly Nordic and Virgin Atlantic Round 5 – Air Astana, Bergen Air Transport, BA, Comair, CSA, Druk Air, Indigo, Norwegian, TACA Regional, TACV, Tasman Cargo, Transmile and Westair Benin.
AIG also welcomed back two renowned flightplanners – Ricky Tam and Oliver Richter!
Among the possible contributors will be AIG’s Bruce Nicholson who is active in both flightplanning and the Tower team. It is also being considered that members outside of AIG will also be asked to contribute to the article too. Andy and Erez may be asked for their modelling expertise and Mariano, Brian and Maik for their painting expertise. Tutorials on how to install AI files and how to use AIFP are also being considered. As yet Flightsim have not set a deadline for publication, but it will be a must read when it is published. AI Monthly will point you in its direction once it is released!
United Traffic Team As always flightplans are being released at an astonishing rate! This month includes; African Express Airways, Mozambique Express, LAM Mozambique, Jazeera, Kuwait Airways, Bahrain Air, Oman Air, RwandAir, Precision Air, Gulf Air, Air Moldova, MEA, AZAL Azerbaijan, Tajik Air, Royal Jordanian & Cargo, Egyptair & Express, nasair, Red Wings, Severstal, Vim Airlines, Yakutia, Chautauqua Airlines, Ryanair, easyJet, easyJet Swittzerland, Air Arabia, Air Arabia Egypt, IBEX, Solaseed Air, Air Do, Berjaya Air, Firefly, MAS Cargo, Malaysia Airlines, TransAsia, Yangtze River Express, Zest Air, Wings Abadi Air, Conviasa, Qatar Airways & Cargo, Air India Group, LOT, Air Bridge Cargo, NCA, Ural, Turkish Airlines & Cargo, Orenair
Russian AI Traffic System are back with 18 flightplans released!
Jeroen Eekhof – Air China Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, Cathay Pacific Cargo, MNG Airlines, WOW, Jet2.com, Eritrean, Daallo, CEIBA, African Express
Cargo; Abakan-Avia, AirBridge Cargo, Aviacon-Zitotrans, Aviastar-TU, Finlight, Russian Sky, Volga-Dnepr
Vangelis Evangelakopoulos – U Airlines, fly540
BizJets; Aerolimousine, Barkol, Bylina, Jet Air Group, Lukoil-Avia, Meridian, Premier Avia, Rusjet, Russair, SiriusAero, Tulpar Air
Ryan O’Reilly – Canjet, Sunwing, Vision Airlines
Klemen Kaltnekar – Thomas Cook Group, B&H Airlines, Adria
John Saal – Air Mauritius, Biman Bangladesh, Virgin Atlantic, Icelandair, Air Tahiti, Pakistan Lucas Taveres – MAIS Lihas Aereas Robert Williams – AirNorth (Australia)
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Reports by Robert Williams
FAIB NEXT PROJECT…… Erez Werber of FSX AI Bureau (FAIB) has shown his next project to the beta team. After successfully completing the well-received Boeing 737 series (-200 through to -900) it was never any doubt that Erez would produce another series of aircraft for us to drool over!
In the February edition of AI Monthly (to be published on the last week of February) we will announce the new model in an AI Monthly exclusive. Our article will include information about the schedule release date, screenshots, and a brief interview with Erez.
FAIB – Erez Werber Boeing 737-800
Reports by Robert Williams
Alpha India Group In beta at AIG Tower are; “CANARY” “CONVERS”, “SEFAS” and “WEST CHINA”. There are quite a few callsigns on their task list too.
Other Releases Bill Grasha, who has previously released voicepack modifications with Endeavour AI, has released another of his miscellaneous ATC model packages.
Watch this space for future announcements.
AFCAD DEVELOPMENT Endeavour AI Jason Diaz released Hendrik Klon is working on Dubai city
All things Military… We hope to bring you this section next month…….
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From the authors… THANKYOU FOR READING THE FIRST EVER AI MONTHLY The authors of this newsletter are;
Robert Williams - AI Painter, formerly a member of realbigtree.com, who moved on to releasing his work independently on Avsim. He is an active member of AIG Dispatch (as a beta tester) and has worked with FAIB on pre-release painting for the FAIB 737 Next Generation model Joshua Dean – AI Flightplanner, currently an active member of AIG Dispatch, previously he released his work independently on Avsim and AIG forums. He was also a brief member of realbigtree.com beta testing team and is still an active member of UK2000 Scenery beta testing team. Rob Corp – Rob is a very active flightplanner for AIG Dispatch. He also has experience in journalism, which he uses to try and catch typos in the newsletter you have been reading.
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Published on Feb 1, 2013