Airbus Virtual, or AIBVA, is a virtual airline based on Infinite Flight, a mobile flight simulator that has a well-established community. We offer a whole new experience for our pilots, as we perform a range of flight operations, from test flights, delivery flights on behalf of customers to chartered flights all around the world. The idea of flying a more diverse fleet originated from 2020, where we realised that a lot of airlines only have certain routes and destinations, which gets boring over time. Thus, Airbus Virtual was founded, bringing us here.
Salam sejahtera, bonjour and welcome to Airbus Virtual!
My aviation story brings me back to 2014, where I was lucky enough to leave my country for the very first time, on board MH52 to Kansai International Airport, Japan, as well as the return flight from Tokyo as MH89 (where I had 5 middle seats to myself :D). I eventually came across Infinite Flight (when Global Server wasn’t a thing yet). I rarely had time to fly until the pandemic, where I came across the idea of joining virtual airlines. Thanks to the VAs I’ve joined, it inspired me to build a VA that has more liveries and flexible operations that allow everyone to explore exotic destinations, from Gibraltar to Troll Station at Antarctica. A one-man show is never enough to run a VA, so I am extremely honoured to have my dear friend, @Larerraven, who is now our COO, to help start up AIBVA. Of course, we also have two committed staff members, @Lotus and @Lion_50, who are the Chief Pilot and Routes Manager respectively. We believe that as the airline grows, we can explore the world in a rather different way, and we invite you to be a part of us. As our slogan suggests, we make you fly.
CEO of Airbus Virtual
Hi there, and welcome to Airbus Virtual! I am Larerraven, and I am COO, Co-Founder of this VA.
My curiosity about aviation started when I was five years old. I was lucky enough to fly with an aeroplane to Jeju Island from Incheon airport at a very young age. Even after that, my parents took me to other domestic destinations in South Korea several times because I just loved going onto aeroplanes. Then, I moved to Guangzhou to study in an international school and met @PlaneLife2018, and he first introduced me to Infinite Flight. After playing IF for a while, I started to get interested in VA and joined a few of them. After a while, @PlaneLife2018 and I began to think about our own VA and finally, we have created Airbus Virtual!
I look forward to see you with us, it will be an exciting journey!
Sohoon Kim @Larerraven
COO and Co-Founder of Airbus Virtual
Hello and Willkommen to Airbus Virtual! My name is Leon though I’m known as Lion_50 in the IF Community.
I started to get into aviation in 2016 about 6 months before I flew to Fuerteventura on the Canary Islands. My grandpa sent me a link to flightradar24 so I started exploring which planes were flying over my house. I started looking for pictures, videos and eventually here we are, with aviation being a part of my identity.
I joined AIBVA in early March of 2021, a month after buying IF Pro. I was looking for an airline that didn’t force me to fly out of one or two big hubs every day, so Airbus it was. Now the interesting part of the story: I joined the staff team because of the routes map I made for the VA. I DMed Aaron and after a day or two of further completing the map I was asked if I’m interested in joining the staff team. I won’t ever regret that “Yes”…
Hello, merhaba, as-salamu alaykum and maska agro! I go by Lotus, a Sudani av geek living in Turkey and I am the Chief Pilot here at Airbus Virtual. As you can guess I have a strong interest in aviation as well as other forms of transportation, like railways. Like many of my family members did, I wish to become a pilot and conquer the skies.
I joined Airbus Virtual at late February, one of my first VA at that time. As AIBVA grew every day, Aaron messaged me and asked if I was interested for a position in the Staff team. Fast forward and now I manage our ROTW and oversee our fellow pilot’s activities.
I look forward to seeing you here at Airbus Virtual!
Airbus Virtual includes different aircraft based on operation categories, which are listed below:
|Test Flight and Delivery Fleet||Chartered Flight Fleet||Codeshare Fleet||World Tour Fleet|
|A318-100||A318-100||A320 Family||A318 House Livery|
|A320-200||A320-200||A350-900||A330-900neo House and TAP Livery|
|A321-200||A321-200*||A380-800||A340 House Livery|
|A330-200F||A330-300||All B737-787 Series||A350 House/IF Livery|
*Airbus Lite, which is made for non-pro subscribers will be able to fly A321 and A380 aircraft in designated regions.
Head to our routes website for information on our routes! As of now, we have established more than 5600 routes, consisting of test flights, delivery flights, chartered/reposition flights and codeshare routes to more than 800 destinations in over 200 countries and territories. We are also the first VA to have covered all continents in our network!
To further expand AIBVA’s connectivity, we have partnered up with more than 30 VAs:
In AIBVA, we have different rankings to ensure the best experience possible for the pilots, as they start to unlock more operations in more aircraft as they engage in our operations.
|Rank||Hours Required||Aircraft/Operations unlocked|
|Cadet||Passed application||A320 family delivery within Europe, partial A318 Chartered Routes, A320 family feeder flights|
|Second Officer||30 hours||A320 family test flights, deliveries, A330/40 delivery within Europe, A330/40 feeder flights|
|First Officer||60 hours||A330/40 deliveries, A350 deliveries within Europe and N. America, A318 World Tours, A350 feeder flights|
|Senior First Officer||100 hours||A350 deliveries, A350 CN World Tour, A330 World Tours|
|Captain||160 hours||A380 deliveries, A350 World Tours, A330/40 test flights, Chartered Routes (partial)|
|Senior Captain||250 hours||A350 test flights, Beluga (A330 acting) flights between Hamburg and Toulouse, A380 World Tours, Chartered Routes (partial)|
|Test Flight Captain||350 hours||A380 test flights, Beluga flights, Chartered flights, 1.3x for all flights|
|Commander Captain||500 hours||1.5x for all flights, Beluga Test Flights, Airbus Military Repositioning Flights|
|Line Training Captain||700 hours||1.6x for all flights, priority in events, assess cadets when required, Airbus Military Delivery Flights|
|Executive Captain||1000 hours||1.8x for all flights, priority in events, Airbus Military Test Flights|
Sign up through our application form! We welcome everyone within the community, even if you are a non-pro subscriber! Join us through the Airbus Lite program or our regular operation mode, no matter your background, knowledge and story.
- Airbus Lite: Grade 1 and above
Regular member: Grade 3 and above
- Pass entrance test
- Have a valid Infinite Flight Pro subscription (excluding Airbus Lite members)
- Less than 20 Level 2/3 violations in total
- Valid IFC Account