Time for another update on Abel Jets’ Fleet Pack 8.0 build progress. Here are some of the works that the Abel Jets Group Fleet Management Team did last week.
AbelJump (formerly Abel Jets Link)’s CS-100 by Decaff. The particular airframe bears an honorary registration of G-AJTW as a symbol of gratitude to Decaff for his approval to add his C-Series set of aircrafts into Abel Jets Group’s fleet. The letters “T“ and “W“ in the registration denote as “Turbot” and “Winnsworth”, which are two islands where Abel Jets Group is primarily operating out from, while the first letter “G” signifies the place where the airframe is registered, which is in Winnsworth Island, a British territory.
Abel Jets MCC (Medium-Cost-Carrier)’s CS-300 by Decaff. The model also bears an AJTW registration, albeit with the first letter being “F” due to that the airframe is registered in the Island of Turbot, of which is a French territory.
All of Abel Jets VA’s aircrafts in the new fleet pack update will be given airframe registrations with prefixes of:
N-XYZAJ, if the aircraft is registered in the US;
G-AJXY, if the aircraft is registered in Winnsworth (British territory);
F-AJXY, if the aircraft Is registered in Turbot (French territory);
Or PK-AJX, if the aircraft is registered in Indonesia.
As you can see, there are “AJ” letters in the airframe registration format, which connote the ownership of the airframe(s) to Abel Jets Group. All of Abel Jets Group’s aircraft will also bear nose names to resurrect a tradition that was done by one of the VA’s forerunners.
What? A forerunner? Attached below is a picture of an “in-universe” forerunner airline that held the title of the official airline of the CMI prior to Abel Jets Group’s creation in 2013. Central Mediterranean Islands Air Transport, or CMIAT, previously held that title from 1949 up to 1990. The CMIAT pioneered the tradition of having nose names on each airframes that will be resurrected in the new fleet pack update. This particular B777-300ER of Abel Jets MCC is painted with CMIAT’s livery as a tribute to the legacy airline.
Financial situation in CMIAT went from bad to worse in the late 1980s due to some reasons. At last a decision was then made in 1990 to rebrand the airline as AirCMI, of which its paint scheme is shown below in a tribute livery on an Abel Jets MCC B737-MAX10. As can be seen on the vertical stabilizer of the MAX10, AirCMI’s lion logo, of which will also be resurrected in most of Abel Jets Group’s fleet in the new fleet pack update.
The rebranding of CMIAT to AirCMI turned out to be more or less unsuccessful. The airline kept struggling to gain profit, especially in early 2000s when the industry dwindled down mainly due to a tragic event that we know happened In that period of time. Then in 2013, in order to save the airline from bankruptcy, it was sold to a Mandiola-based tour company called Abel Tour & Travel Co. and was rebranded as Abel Jets, of which received all of AirCMI’s latest fleet and hold the new title as “The airline of the CMI”. Shown below is Abel Jets’ “iconic” first livery after it was rebranded from AirCMI, painted on an Abel Jets MCC A321-200 as a tribute (gotta be honest, the paint scheme kinda looks like cr*p nowadays...)
Well, I think that’s enough for today’s update and a bit of storytelling, haha. We’ll see you guys again on the next one!