Yes, and directly above that the rules define eligible landing space, which includes “a sea zone that is adjacent to an industrial complex you own if you will be placing an aircraft carrier that you previously purchased in that zone.”
You have to move existing fighters during NCM to the sea zone whre you want to build the AC and leave them there waiting for the carrier to be built.
But to quote the rules…
“Aircraft that cannot move to an eligible landing space by the end of the Noncombat Move phase are destroyed.”
A SZ adjacent to a territory with an IC is an eligible landing space, as long as you have an AC that will be placed there during the Mobilize Units phase.
From the rules (Pg. 11, Phase 5: Noncombat Move, Where Units Can Move):
Air Units: An air unit must end its move in an eligible landing space. Bombers and fighters may land in any territory that was friendly at the start of your turn.
Only fighters may land in a sea zone with a friendly carrier present. A landing spot must be available on the carrier.
- A fighter may land in a sea zone that is adjacent to an industrial complex you own if you will be placing an aircraft carrier that you previously purchased in that zone.
- Once any fighter lands on a carrier, movement for BOTH units end.
- You must have a carrier move, remain in place, or be placed (new carriers only) to pick up a fighter that would end its noncombat movement in a sea zone. You cannot deliberately move any air unit out of range of a potential safe landing space.
Aircraft that cannot move to an eligible landing space by the end of the Noncombat Move phase are destroyed.
Neither bombers nor fighters may land in any territory that was hostile at the start of your turn, including any territory that was just captured by you this turn.
That’s what I get for taking too long, Krieghund swoops in and scoops me!
Does this allow a 5th move for a ftr?
Ger ftr starts in Bul, moves one to fight in Epl, then in Non-Com moves its remaining 3 to Fra. Ger places AC in Sz 7 (had IC on Fra). Can the Ftr then be placed on the AC?