Not too sure if I have mentioned this method before but I have just double checked it out again on a minty-fresh P3D install this evening. (Nah, didn't do that especially for this!
I've found that if you put the AICarriers.NET application on the desktop & click the app while P3D is running, you should see AICarriers selectable under the Add-ons tab. You do not need to install anything to do with AICArriers.
As far as I can tell everything works, you can land on the wire & take off using the catapult. The ships sail/move when needed. Not done any night flights as of yet so do not know if the ship lights work.
I've not had to mess around with any xml files or anything else within P3D. The only this you should have installed other than P3D is FSUIPC as AICarriers requires that to be installed (AFAIA!)
I have done this method many times over the years & touch wood, it seems to work!
Hope this method works, let me know how you get on!
**EDIT** The shipboard lights that tell you your approach definitely work **EDIT**