Carenado has been providing numerous add-ons for MSFS and X-Plane for quite a few years. The aircraft they produce set a standard by which many other aircraft models are judged.
They also seem to have a knack for surprises. When they released the Mooney M20J for X-Plane, I believe I blew coffee through my nose. After buying a new keyboard and subsequent unexpected releases and previews, it is clear Carenado will be in the news for some time to come.
But now they will have company. Meet Alabeo, a joint venture between talented young artists (unnamed as time of publication) and Carenado. You can visit them on Facebook and on Twitter to stay up to date on their progress. The official press release:
November 21st, 2011
Carenado is announcing the creation of a new company: ALABEO (www.alabeo.com). This new company was born as a joint venture of a young and talented 3D artist’s team and the well-known general aviation developer company: Carenado.
This talented young team is composed by 3D modelers, digital artists and computer programmers. Their vast knowledge in the current 3D modeling techniques, digital arts and games programing makes a perfect fit with a company like Carenado. Both teams will complement each other with their specific areas of expertise, pursuing the objective of developing fun stuff for the major home flight simulators.
Carenado will support this new company providing expertise, a cutting edge technological platform, and vast commercial experience.
Alabeo plans to release its first aircraft in the next few days.
People can also follow Alabeo via their favorite social networks:
This looks incredibly exciting and can’t wait to see what they deliver to the FS community. I only hope that FSX and X-Plane are supported.
Update 11.23.2011 – Alabeo’s first release will be the Pitts S-2S. Screenshots available at their URL above.