Fleet & Scenery Overview
Altair Virtual Airlines has some of the best aircraft models available, offering a broad range of prop, turboprop and turbofan aircraft. The process of selecting an aircraft for our fleet consists of scanning and analyzing flight reports to identify trends and reviewing new models released to the simulation community. Once a model has been identified the aircraft is flight tested in various scenarios to ensure the model meets our requirements from a performance and quality perspective. Then and only then is the model released to the Altair Weavers & Painters Guild for painting.
All our planes are grouped by the divisions they belong to within the AVA Group: so you have the the AVA - Altair Virtual Airlines fleet - our regular scheduled passenger operator, the AGL - Altair Global Logistics fleet - our regular freight operator, the AVE - Altair Virtual Express fleet - our regional feeder, the AVC - Altair Virtual Corporate fleet - our first class business segment operator, the AVAS - Altair Virtual Aviation Services fleet - our non scheduled, non regular special operations division with many branches itself, and finally the timeless Classics fleet - a well deserved resting place for our veteran aircraft and part of the collection of our very own and unique Altair Virtual Airlines Museum.
In addition we have also made available excellent Scenery add-ons, specifically designed for Altair use and accessories such as voice packs.
At the end of this page there is also the link to the Altair Weavers & Painters Guild Internship Program! That is right, if you want to learn how to paint planes in FS2004 this is your opportunity to learn how to. Take a look at the program and feel free to join by contacting the Fleet Manager or by visiting our own forum here.
We hope you enjoy our fleet and please feel free to contact the Fleet Manager should you have any problems or questions concerning our aircraft.
Our passenger fleet...
Altair Virtual Airlines has some of the best aircraft models available, offering a broad range of prop, turboprop and turbofan aircraft. Aircraft Manufacturers represented in our livery include: Airbus, ATR, BAE, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Fokker, Raytheon and Saab. As more and more pilots move to FS2004, Altair will focus on offering the best possible aircraft for the FS2002 & FS2004 platforms. Altair Airlines operates regular, scheduled, domestic and international passenger flights.
Altair's regional feeder...
Altair Virtual Express is the regional carrier from the Altair Group. AVE is in charge of the shorter routes feeding the main carrier long distance flights. It operates basically turboprop, small and small to medium jet aircrafts with a range shorter than 2.500 nm and/or with less than 100 passengers capacity. The AVE routes are the first basic level of the Altair network operating locally to and from each one of Altair hubs worldwide. Altair Express operates regular, scheduled, regional passenger flights.
So your significant other refers to you as Dawg, well here's your chance to prove they're right...come on over to the dark side, it's ok we won't tell. Shorts, sandals, your old torn shirt and ball cap is all fine by us...just remember to brush your teeth. A valid commercial license is required, mandatory breathalyzer and drug tests held daily and no spitting in the pit. And to our female pilots...you can't stash your curlers behind the throttle quadrant it's against the FAA reg's. Altair Logistics operates regular, scheduled and non-scheduled, domestic and international cargo flights.
Flying in style...
Altair Virtual Corporate is basically the executive aviation division from the Altair Group. It focuses on the higher end of corporate and business segments offering a variety of aircraft and helicopters to supply all the executive needs. Altair Corporate has first class interiors in all it's aircrafts, regardles of size. From the smaller Raytheon Beechcraft B58 Baron to the bigger 22 places Boeing B737-BBJ - Boeing Business Jet - every single detail is carefully taken care of for the ultimate flying experience. Altair Corporate operates regular, non-scheduled, first class, regional, domestic and international passenger flghts.
Our special operations division...
Altair Virtual Aviation Services is the division within Altair responsible for all kinds of flights that do not qualify as "regular" and fall out of the scope of the AVA, AVE, AVC or AGL divisons. It may be considered our "Special Operations" division. Altair Aviation itself has a variety of branches that allow the division to take care of the missions it is resppnsible for. Typical tasks would be aerial firefighting, air ambulance, search and rescue, aerial photography, geophisical survey, humanitarian relief missions to high risk zones, paradrop missions, crop dusting and seed sowing, environment related observations, arctic/antarctic supply runs, and others alike. To cope with such a variety of roles AVAS has a number of modified aircrafts and helicopters in it's different branches like air tankers, air ambulances, search and rescue helicopters, crop dusters... Altair Aviation operates non-regular, non-scheduled, passenger and non-passenger, freight and non-freight flights all over the world.
The great planes once operated by Altair...
The Altair Virtual Aviation Museum his a unique feature from Altair Virtual Airlines. Every aging aircraft that is retired from the Altair fleet is restored, painted in the original livery from the time period it was first introduced in our fleet and kept in full flying conditions in our own Museum. But we do not only have a Classics fleet, we have also recreated the entire (virtual) history from Altair from it's beginnings to present date. That includes having different historically accurate liveries for our planes for every decade like most of real world airlines had; also having the dates every aircraft was introduced to our fleet, when they were transferred to other branches within Altair, when they were finally retired and some very interesting collections of vintage advertisements and memorabilia that reflects the more than 80 years of continuous operations of Altair.
The Scenery Page has some excellent add-ons for FS9.
Including our Corporate Headquarters and facilities at KBWI, Shandland and
Accessories for your Altairian adventure.
Altair Weavers & Painters Guild Internship Program
Ever wanted to know the 'tricks of the
trade' and start painting your own aircraft? This is a good opportunity to
know how to. The program is build up with modules and also has it's own
forum that allows us to exchange knowledge, tricks and opinions making it
a very interactive and friendly environment that speeds up learning and
make it fun.
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