About This File
FS2004/FSX/P3D Air Maldives Convair 440 1975. This is a repaint of the Convair 440 in Air Maldives colors. The freeware CalClassic Convair 440 by Greg Pepper and Tom Gibson is needed for this repaint. This repaint was tested on FSX-SE, and should work on FSX & P3Dv3. FS2004 BMP textures are also included. Air Maldives operated only the two CV-440s during its short existence. This repaint is of 8Q-AMIOI, 'Flying Fish 1'. HISTORY: Air Maldives came into existence in 1974. Two Convair CV-440 Metropolitans were acquired from Caribbean United Airlines, and it started scheduled services on October 9 1974. Apart from an internal route network, it also flew internationally to Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 1976 it went through reorganization. However, in May 1977, the Maldivian government grounded its two Convair 440s, and freezed its accounts, forcing it to cease operations. A new carrier, Maldive International Airlines, was formed as a subsidiary of Indian Airlines Corporations, and began domestic operations in 1981. However, it was also unsuccessful, and was succeeded on September 30, 1984 by Maldives Airways, a new state operation with ambitious Mideast backing. By Ted Giana.