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Austria and Finland - 31 August 2002
Airigami comes to
Austria and Finland - 31 August 2002
Varig touches down at Airigami - 31 August 2002
The currently under-represented South America has had its stocks boosted on Airigami with the addition of Varig, Brazil's national carrier. It is represented by the Boeing 737-300, -400, -700 and -800, the 767-200, 777-200 and MD-11. You can find it now at Terminal One.
New Additions from
Asia - 31 August 2002
In response to a request from an Airigami user, we are pleased to present the fleets of Garuda Indonesia and Royal Brunei. Garuda is represented by the Airbus A330, Boeing 737-300, 737-400, 747-200, 747-400, and Douglas DC-10. Royal Brunei is represented by the Airbus A340, Boeing 757-200 and 767-300. Also from Asia, we have released the Dragonair Airbus A320. The A321 and A330 from this airline will be released soon. All of these new models are available at Terminal One.
a New Batch of American Carriers - 31 August 2002
We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a huge number of new American carriers to Airigami. Air Tran is now represented by a Douglas DC-9-30 and Boeing 717; Midway by a Boeing 737-700; Midwest Express with a Douglas DC-9-30 and MD-82; American Trans Air (in their new livery) has a Boeing 737-700 and 757-200 available; and Aloha is now featured a Boeing 737-200 and 737-700. Meanwhile, we have added our 300th contemporary model, as America West's special 'Ohio' scheme 757-200 is now featured on that airline's page. All of these new models are now available from Terminal One. Spirit Airlines has also been added, with an example of their new 'Digital' scheme MD-82 available from Terminal One, and their old striped color scheme MD-82 available from Classic Terminal One. In another addition to Classic Terminal One, we have released the MetroJet by US Airways Boeing 737-200.
Ryanair Arrives at
Airigami - 26 August 2002
Ryanair is now a member of the Airigami family, with the addition of the Boeing 737-200 and 737-800 in conventional colors, and Boeing 737-200s in the Vodafone and Powerfpuff Girls logojet color schemes. These new models are now available at Terminal Two.
Takes a Gamble on National Airlines - 26 August 2002
Airigami is pleased to announce that it is now home to Las Vegas-based airline, National Airlines. It's sole fleet type, the Boeing 757-200, is now available at Terminal 2.
comes to Airigami - 26 August 2002
Dubai-based Emirates has now arrived at Airigami, with an Airbus A310, A330 and Boeing 777-200. You can find all three of these new models at Terminal Two.
Korea to Airigami - 26 August 2002
Airigami is pleased to announce that South Korea is now represented. We have produced a Boeing 767-300 for Asiana (whose fleet will be expanded shortly), and a Boeing 737-800, 737-900, 747-400, and 777-200 as well as an Airbus A330 and Fokker 100. You can find both of these new airlines at Terminal Two.
New York Air Touch Down at Airigami - 26 August 2002
If you still miss TWA, never fear - just visit Airigami. We've produced the airline in its two most recent color schemes. A Boeing 717, 727-200, 747-100, 757-200, 767-200, 767-300, and MD-82 are presented in the most recent 'world' color scheme, whilst a Boeing 727-200, 747-100, 747-200, 767-200, 767-300, Douglas DC-9, Lockheed L-1011 and MD-82 are presented in the previous red and white scheme. We have also produced the old New York Air, featuring a Boeing 737-300, Douglas DC-9 and MD-80. All of these new additions can be found at Classic Terminal 1.
Red and Chrome? A Classic Color Combination - 26 August 2002
After a request from an Airigami user, we are pleased to present the fleet of CP Air, in the form of a Boeing 727-200, 737-200, 747-200 and Douglas DC-10. The Canadian classic can be found at Classic Terminal One.
Terminal 1 Goes Down Under - 26 August 2002
Airigami makes no excuse for its overwhelming representation from Australia - c'mon, its where Airigami all began! This week is no exception, as the Down Under share of the immense Airigami fleet has been increased. We are pleased to announce that we have greatly increased the Ansett Australia fleet, with a Boeing 737-300, 747-300, 747-400 and 767-200 in the company's most modern color scheme. We have also added a Boeing 737-300 in the airline's previous 'Australian flag' scheme. Expect the rest of the airline's fleet in this scheme to come soon. Finally, Ansett's previous incarnation as Ansett Airlines is also now represented, with a Boeing 737-300, 767-200 and Airbus A320 in the old 'shooting stars' color scheme. We have also introduced a new member to the Airigami family. Before Impulse and Virgin Blue came along to challenge the incumbent duopoly of Australian carriers, there was Compass. This early-90s discount carrier is represented with an Airbus A300 and A310, whilst its second incarnation, also known as 'Compass Mark II' is represented by an MD-82. All these new models can be found at Classic Terminal 1.
Golden Oldies Arrive at Airigami - 26 August 2002
The existing British Airways fleet has been complimented by the addition of a number of new models featuring the airline's previous grey color scheme. Included are the Airbus A320, Boeing 737-200, -300 and -400, the 747-200 and -400, the 757-200, 767-300, 777-200, Douglas DC-10, Lockheed L1011 and of course the Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde. Plus, we've thrown in British Airways' old subsidiary, Caledonian. Six models are featured for this airline, including the Airbus A320, Boeing 737-200, Boeing 747-200, Boeing 757-200, Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011. Both of these classic fleets are now available at Classic Terminal 1.
Terminal Reshuffle at Airigami ... Introducing the Classic Airlines Terminal -
26 August 2002
Many may be wondering why so little has been updated on Airigami recently. The reason is that a major restructuring has been underway, the result of which is a new 'Classic Airlines' terminal, exclusively for Airigami Classic models. This also means that all existing Airigami Classic models have been removed from Terminals 1 and 2 and relocated to the new Classic Terminal 1. Existing airlines which have been entirely relocated to Classic Terminal 1 are Ansett Australia, Australian Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Flight West, Impulse Airlines and Western Pacific. Existing airlines which have been in-part relocated to Classic Terminal 1 are American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Hawaiian Air, Qantas, Delta Air Lines, and US Air Shuttle.
Batch of New Planes Land at Airigami - 20 August 2002
Airigami is pleased to announce that it has just added no less than six new airlines to the website. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is now represented by Boeing 737-300, -400, and -800, Boeing 747-300 and -400, Boeing 767-300 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11. New Norwegian start-up, Norwegian Airlines, has also arrived (only having started flying last week). The new airline is represented by a Boeing 737-300. Singapore Airlines has also touched down with an Airbus A310, Airbus A340-300, Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777-200, along with an Airbus A319 and A320 of its subsidiary, Silk Air. Speaking of silk, Thai Airways is also here, after a request from an Airigami user. Thai is represented by an Airbus A300, A330-300, Boeing 737-400, 747-300, 747-400, 777-200 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Last but not least, one of the more spectacular airlines in the world, South African Airways, has also joined. The African carrier joins us with an Airbus A320, Boeing 737-200, 737-800, 747-200, 747-300 and 747-400. All the new airlines can be found at Terminal Two.
Gallery Updated - 20 August 2002
We have updated the Airigami picture gallery which now features more photographs of Airigami models built by Airigami staff and Airigami users, in a much more user-friendly format. We have also added a new gallery which showcases aviation photography by Airigami staff. Unfortunately, this gallery will not be open to postings from users, remaining instead a much more personal gallery. Users are encouraged to view the pictures, though, many of which are about fifteen years old! Whichever gallery you choose to view, don't forget to maximise the images when they appear in separate windows! You can access the Picture Gallery from the "Resources" drop-down menu on the front page.
Joins Airigami - 13 August 2002
After a request from an Airigami user, we are proud to present the Malaysia Airlines fleet, consisting of an Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737-400, 747-400 and 777-200. Malaysia Airlines can be found at Terminal Two.
lands in Trinidad and Tobago - 11 August 2002
One of the world's more spectacular airlines has landed at Airigami. BWIA, or British West Indies Airlines, recently changed their color scheme to an eye-catching green, yellow and white, with the centerpiece of its logo being a steel drum, a major symbol of the islands the airline represents. The new scheme can be found on a Lockheed L-1011, available from Terminal Two. The rest of the BWIA fleet will be added in coming months.
Gains Representation at Airigami - 11 August 2002
Airigami has produced both the Air India and Indian Airlines fleets in response to a request from an Airigami user. Air India's fleet consists of an Airbus A310, a Boeing 747-200 and a Boeing 747-400. Indian Airlines is represented by an Airbus A300 and an Airbus A320. Both fleets can be found at Terminal Two.
Iberia Arrives - 10 August 2002
In response to a request from an Airigami user, we are proud to present the fleet of Iberia, the national airline of Spain. Included in the fleet are the Airbus A300, A319, A320, A321 and A340-300, the Boeing 747-200, 747-300 and 757-200, and also the McDonnell Douglas MD-87. The Iberia fleet can be found at Terminal Two.
Airlines is Here; Boeing 737-200 Finally Launched - 9 August 2002
Airigami has introduced another of the current American carriers, in the form of Alaska Airlines. After a request from one of our users, we present the Alaska Airlines fleet of Boeing 737-200, 737-400, 737-700, 737-900 and McDonnell Douglas MD-80. We have also produced the Boeing 737-400 reverse color scheme with alaskaair.com website titles. It is also worth noting that Alaska Airlines has become the launch airline for the Boeing 737-200. Check out Alaska Airlines at Terminal Two.
Airlines and the Lockheed L-1011 Now Available - 6 August 2002
After requests from a number of Airigami users, we are proud to present a new aircraft type, the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar. We are also proud to introduce a the launch airline for the L-1011, the American classic, Eastern Airlines. The new model can be downloaded from the Eastern Airlines page in Terminal Two.
Paradise Flies In to Airigami - 5 August 2002
Airigami is pleased to present the fleet of Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, which was requested by an Airigami user. Air Niugini's Airbus A310 and Fokker F-28 are now available from Terminal Two.
Bertschy Models Come to Airigami - 4 August 2002
Airigami is proud to introduce a new selection of models designed by graphic designer Ed Bertschy. The Bertschy Collection is made up of models that are much simpler than those produced by Airigami, being much more two- dimensional, however somewhat easier to construct. The new collection can now be found at Satellite Terminal 1, by selecting 'Bertschy Models' from the 'Airlines-Submissions' drop- down menu on the Airigami entrance page.
Airigami International Airport - 1 August 2002
Airigami has decided to diversify its operations and begin designing airport accessories that can be created with little more than scissors, glue and tape. This will include (in the short term), airport ground foils, airport terminal buildings and air bridges. The first prototype air bridge (complete with moving parts, including two points of articulation, one point of extension/retraction and one point of adjustable height) has been designed and built, and we are pleased to announce that it has passed inspection. We are forecasting that airport accessories will become available by September.
Props Come Closer to Airigami - 1 August 2002
A number of Airigami users have requested aircraft that are propeller-driven, none of which actually exist on the Airigami inventory as yet. We did plan to develop props later in the year, but due to overwhelming demand, we are bringing forward their development. Part of the delay so far has been the development of realistic propellers, but we are happy to advise that We have finalised our production plans for these planes. The style we have chosen involves propellers that are moving parts. This is of course, subject to testing and inspection. Stay tuned for further updates.
Concorde passes Airigami
Inspection - 1 August 2002
We are pleased to advise Airigami users that the first prototype model of the Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde has been built and has passed its inspection. This means that the Air France and British Airways Concordes may arrive at Airigami as soon as tomorrow. We are currently finalising the Construction Instructions for Concorde before we proceed with its release.
SAS lands at Airigami - 1 August 2002
After a request from an Airigami user, we are proud to present the SAS Scandinavian Airlines fleet. We have produced eight members of the SAS fleet, the Airbus A321, Airbus A340-300, Boeing 737-600, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 767-300, McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and McDonnell Douglas MD-87, all in the new grey, blue and red livery. We do plan to bring the earlier (possibly more popular) white livery to Airigami Classics in the coming months. For now, the SAS fleet can be found at Terminal 2.
Concorde on approach
to Airigami - 30 July 2002
At long last, the Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde has been designed. Concorde was originally scheduled to join the Airigami fleet by September, but due to overwhelming demand from Airigami users, its release has been advanced. While we can report the exciting news that it has been designed, it will be another couple of days until it is available for download. Since it will no doubt become the flag ship of the Airigami fleet, it is undergoing much more rigorous testing (which includes construction and fine tuning) than any other Airigami models. But we can promise that it will be available by the end of this weekend at the latest, in both Air France and British Airways colors. We will send everyone who ordered Concorde an e-mail alert the moment it becomes available for download.
Western Pacific Logo Jet: The Simpsons - 29 July 2002
After a request from an Airigami user, we have not only brought the once famous US west-coast cut-price airline, Western Pacific, to Airigami, but we have presented perhaps their most famous color scheme. Western Pacific gained such notoriety because it rented the outsides of their jets to sponsors who would display their advertisements in the manner of a whole-plane color scheme, much in the same way that Ireland's Ryanair still does. Airigami is pleased to present the Western Pacific Boeing 737-300 in full 'The Simpsons' color scheme. With Marge Simpson on the tail, and Bart, Homer, Lisa and Maggie occupying the side of the fuselage, it is one of the most memorable color schemes of all time. You can download it now from Terminal 2. In the coming months, Airigami intends to produce more members of the Western Pacific logo jet fleet.
Atlantic and Eurowings Arrive - 28 July 2002
After requests from Airigami users, we are happy to announce the arrival of two new airlines at Airigami. Eurowings and Virgin Atlantic can now be found at Terminal 2. A Eurowings Airbus A319 is now available, and the fleet will increase soon as regional types join the Airigami inventory. Virgin Atlantic is currently represented by a Boeing 747-200 and a Boeing 747-400. This fleet will also be increased to incorporate the Airbus A340 soon.
website structure - 27 July 2002
Today the new Airigami website structure was introduced. Due to unprecedented usage, Airigami experienced numerous instances of downtime due to the website exceeding bandwidth limitations. Now, we have implemented a new framework that should alleviate these problems. We are setting up two mirror sites (which should be online within a week) that will relieve the stress on the main server. If at any time certain parts of the website are unavailable due to over-use, users will be able to divert to our mirror sites. We ask that users understand that there may be a few hiccups during the transition period.
Expansion - 27 July 2002
Northwest Airlines' fleet at Airigami has been increased from one model (the Boeing 757-200 released in June 2002) to nine, with the introduction of an Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Boeing 727, Boeing 747-200, Boeing 747-400, DC-9-30, DC-10, and MD-80. The new models can be found at Terminal 2.