KEEPING YOU UP TO DATE WITH EVERYTHING AI Edition 5
“AIRBUS ROLL OUT LIVERIES, YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS” There comes a certain time during the beta testing stages of a new ai model when you know that its release is imminent This stage referred to above of course is when the aircraft is painted into its manufacturer’s house colours. The house colours were previewed in the AlphaIndia Group forums this week and after contacting Erez about the progress of his model he said; [I've
painted the] Airbus roll out liveries, [so] you know what this means” As with the Boeing 737 series (and also TFS models), Erez has elected to paint the aircraft in the house livery that the aircraft wore when they were first manufactured. Of course now, Airbus has the newer house colours but these will not feature in the model’s release. If you’d like to read more about the FAIB A32X models you can turn to page 5 or alternatively browse the many AI forums in existence. Also on page 5 you will find a list of airlines that have currently been painted on the new model.
Reports by Robert Williams
Jürgen Baumbusch Etihad’s new 747-8 Freighter was painted soon after its real life delivery. Also this month Air Canada Rouge 763 (HD), Air Calin A332 and Fiji Airways A332 & 738 were painted and released.
flyingcarpet75 One release round this month from the team. Philippe released Aeromexico Connect EMB-175, Kharkiv Airlines 738, UTair 738’s featuring the pixelated motif on the tail fins. Elias painted Ameristar’s Beech 200’s (fleet) along with TAM 763 with winglets equipped. This is on a HD paintkit.
Endeavour AI A Busy month for the EAI team with 24 repaint packages released in a single round. The releases include; Afriqiyah A320, Alsie Express ATR72, Avianca Primer ATR72, CSA ATR42/72, A319 and A333, Daallo BAE 146-200, exxaro 732, Germania A319, Helvetic Airways A319, Iberia A333, JetGo Australia ERJ135, Meridiana 738 & A320, Nas Air 744, Private Gulfstream II, Saudia Cargo 744F, Syphax Air A320, Turkish Airlines (Borussia Dortmund) 738, TransAsia A333, Viva Colombia A320 and WestJet 752 (retro). Doug Roth will also be releasing some flightplans on the EAI forums that will compliment his paints.
United Traffic Team
Kyle equipped his previous UPS 763 paint with winglets, painted two private 732’s and Eastern Skyjets 734 in quite an interesting c/s.
Several paints for their 787 model were released including British Airways, China Southern and Hainan Airlines.
Federico’s Virgin Australia Fokker 50 completed the round of releases.
Other releases were Aviatrans K A320, Kazakhstan IL-76, Khors Air A320, Transaviabaltika L410.
Please keep your eyes peeled for an imminent release of the NAAI (Juan Sebastian Gonzalez) Boeing 707-320C model. The paintkit and model have received final touches and will be released this weekend hopefully. The paints ready for release will be pleasing to retro and military fans; Air Force One, Avianca, Colombian Air Force, Iran Gov, Iraqi Airways, Israel Air Force, Pan Am and Varig.
Individual Painters Felix Chapman – Jet2 738 Albino Symon Long – Aeromar ATR72, Blue Islands ATR42, LIAT ATR72, Pascan ATR42 & Pelita ATR72, Roger Martin – Republic Airlines EMB-170 Manuel Querencias – Aer Europa ERJ145 & A333, BOA 762, Cygnus Air 752, Germania A319 & Vueling A320 “Linking Europe”.
Picture: NAAI 707 model – Varig livery by Juergen
Jan Szidat – Air Lituanica EMB-170, Air Via A320, Gol 738 “Brazil Football Team”, LIAT ATR72, Libyan A330, Pelita ATR72, Seaborne Saab 340, LOT EMB-170 “Mike Tyson”, WestJet Dash8. 2
Reports by Joshua Dean
Alpha India Group The 2nd round of the AIG Summer 2013 releases appeared on the 23rd June. This round included Air Caledonie, Air Caledonie International, Air Saint-Pierre, Cyprus Airways, FedEx, Go! Hawaii, Nok Mini, Northwestern Air, Polar Air Cargo and Vladivostok Air. The AIG team is still hard at work with many airlines in beta and many more to come!
juergenbaumbusch.de Ghiom has been especially busy this month! His releases on Jürgen’s website are; Porter Airlines, Avianca El Salvador, Avianca Colombia, VivaColombia, LIAT, Interjet, Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, Aeromar, Aruba Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Volaris, Cayman Airways, United Express, United Airlines, Silver Airways, Sun Country Airlines, Copa Airlines, Seaborne, airTran, Southwest Airlines and Great Lakes Airlines.
United Traffic Team Round 5 of releases from the UTT team. Released this time are; Aeroflot (final), Afriqiyah, Air Bishkek, AnadoluJet, Ariana Afghan Airlines, Avia Traffic, CSA Czech Airlines, Eastar Jet, Emirates, eurolot, Gazpromavia, Hawaiian, Kolavia, LOT, Nok Air, MASkargo, Malaysia Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Orenair, Royal Brunei, S7 Airlines, SCAT, Somon Air, Sun Express, Thai, Thai Smile, Transaero, Turkish Airlines, Turkish Cargo, Ural Airlines, UTair, UTair Express, Uzbekistan Airways, Vim, Volotea, Yakutia and Yamal Airlines.
Individual Planners Philipp Buechner – Etihad (version 2) Jeroen Eekhof – Jeroen had a nice bundle of airlines to release during June, consisting of AtlasJet, Corendon Airlines, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Europe Airpost, Freebird Airlines, Onur Air, Tailwind Airlines, Transavia France, and Jet2. Doug Roth – JetGo Australia
Team RATS Meridian, Sirius-Aero and Premier Avia.RATS’s
Military Section Reports by Robert Williams
MAIW Three Packages this month from the Military AI Works team; IAF 115th Sq Ovda Military AI Works is proud to present the IAF 115th Squadron Aggressors at Ovda package by Giorgio Perotti. Featuring the F-16s of the "Dragon Squadron", this package brings to life Ovda Air Base in southern Israel. Included in this great package are custom made flight plans, custom scenery, aircraft textures, callsigns and much more. In addition to the active F16s, this package also includes extensive retired F-4 Phantom, A-4 Skyhawk and Kfir aircraft models parked in storage about the base. Congratulations to Giorgio on the release of his first MAIW package!
models, the custom scenery for Mountain Home AFB has been updated as well, along with a new airfield file and aircraft flight plans. If you have installed any previous version of Mountain Home AFB from MAIW, you should completely remove those contents and replace them with our latest version. Seymour Johnson AFB Seymour Johnson AFB is the Strike Eagle "School House" for the USAF and hosts the 4th Fighter Wing along with the 916th Air Refueling Wing. This package is also a stand alone replacement for both previous MAIW versions of Seymour Johnson AFB and features the brand new F-15E and KC-135R models by Kevin Reed, Mike MacIntyre and the MAIW developement team. All previous installations of Seymour Johnson AFB should be removed prior to installing this latest version. If you have installed any previous version of Seymour Johnson AFB from MAIW, you should completely remove those contents and replace them with our latest version.
Mountain Home AFB Military AI Works presents the updated releases of our two United States based Strike Eagle packages with Mountain Home AFB v2 and Seymour Johnson AFB v3 for your virtual skies. Our second version of Mountain Home AFB by the team of Desmond Burrell, Matt Downs and John Stinstrom features the 366th Fighter Wing which hosts two squadrons of F-15E Strike Eagles. This package is a complete update for this base that features brand new F-15E AI models by Kevin Reed and Mike MacIntyre. In addition to the new aircraft Text: Military AI Works
Pictures: Taken from MAIW Forum
Reports by Robert Williams
CHOPPERS ON THE HORIZON United Traffic Team has already previewed the Eurocopter EC-120 Colibri model but now it appears they are working on another helicopter – this time the Sikorsky S76. An official notice was posted on their website several weeks since, confirming they were working on a CRJ700, CRJ900 and the RJ-100 will be
released soon. Maksim posted screenshots of the Sikorsky S76 on both UTT forums and AIG forums. It can be confirmed too that the CRJ900 was uploaded to beta-testing earlier this week. The painting will be done by the flyingcarpet75 team. The model is by Sergei Bunevich and the paintkit by Jürgen Baumbusch.
FAIB BETA PROGRESS Progress is being made with the Airbus A32X beta, Erez’ latest gem (see front page). The model and paintkit have been updated six times now with minor corrections each time. Earlier this month the horizontal stabiliser position was adjusted slightly and the painters have updated paints accordingly. Airlines that have now been painted include; Adria, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aircalin, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Berlin Group, Air China, Air France, Air Mediterranee, Air Via, ANA, Asiana Airlines, AtlasJet, Avianca, BH Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air, Condor, CSA, easyJet, Delta,
Edelweiss, Germania, Germanwings, German Government, Hamburg, Helvetic Airways, JetBlue, Jordan Aviation, Lufthansa, Monarch, Onur Air, SAS, SATA, SilkAir, Spirit, TAP Portugal, Tarom, Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook Scandinavia, Tiger Airways Group, United, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin America & Viva Colombia – (I apologise to any painter(s) if I’ve missed any). Please be patient if your favourite airline isn’t amongst the above, it may be a WIP or it may just take some time before anybody gets round to the task.
From the authors… THANKYOU FOR READING 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. His work is now hosted at flyingcarpet75.com 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 is a journalist the rest of the time, so we use him to try and catch typos in the newsletter you have been reading.
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