AIR File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an AIR file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AIR files.

What is an AIR file?

Files that contain the .air file extension are most commonly used for Adobe AIR applications. AIR is an acronym for Adobe Integrated Runtime. These files allow developers to build Internet applications that can be deployed to the user's desktop and can run across multiple operating systems. The AIR files are usually compressed using ZIP technology before they are installed on a user's system.

The .air file extension is also used for Microsoft Flight Simulator files. These files contain information about particular aircraft models that can be used in various flight simulation applications.

AIR also stands for Automated Image Registration. These AIR files are used by a program suite created by Roger P. Woods. The Automated Image Registration program analyzes volume files.

How to open AIR files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension AIR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different AIR openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension AIR

While we know of one file format using the .AIR file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AIR file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of AIR files. Remember, different programs may use AIR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Aire FreshenerAire FreshenerUser submitted
Acrobat.comAcrobat.comUser submitted
Tube Finder - Free FLV ConverterTube Finder - Free FLV ConverterUser submitted
VirtuallTek Fighter Factory UltimateVirtuallTek Fighter Factory UltimateUser submitted
Adobe AIRAdobe AIRUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AIR-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with AIR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!