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ACS turns on the lights in Niger

Air Charter Service was recently called into action to move almost 400 tons of components from France to Niamey, Niger to allow a new power plant to completed in time for the African Union summit. The only aircraft capable of carrying three 40 foot containers of these weights in one go was the AN-124. The charters were spaced one week apart, starting in mid-May and finishing in mid-June. [+]

ACS to the rescue of time-pressed Atlanta shippers

Air Charter Service has opened its sixth US office in Atlanta, Georgia. It is in the hands of Joseph Chiantia, previously at ACS’s New York office and before that worked for the US Coast Guard, which included flying on search and rescue missions. [caption id="attachment_25323" align="alignleft" width="300"] [/caption] [+]

ACS comes to aid of Indonesia

Air Charter Service has flown in more than 600 tonnes of relief goods on 20 charter flights to Indonesia since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of the country on 28 September. Group cargo director Dan Morgan-Evans the operator had been flying in aid such as shelter kits and water ... [+]

Air Charter Service opens Geneva office

Air Charter Service has opened a cargo department at its Geneva office. It previously serviced Switzerland through its UK, French and German offices. [+]

Air charterer gears up for China growth

Air Charter Service has moved its China operation to larger premises in Beijing. ACS China managing director, Wanny Wu, said the new office is in the heart of the business district of the city and double the size of the previous premises, adding: “This is an exciting time for the ... [+]

ACS going places in India

Air Charter Service’s Indian operation has moved to new premises in Mumbai in order to fulfil the company’s growth plans in the region. Managing director of ACS India, Ashish Wastrad (pictured, below) said the new office is more than twice the size of the previous workplace, giving enough room for ... [+]

Steady, Eddie

Piloting a jumbo with your mates on board to an exotic location where you will play to thousands – nay, tens of thousands – of your adoring fans. Life surely doesn’t get much better than this? Not only do rock legends Iron Maiden have what Air Charter Service dubs “the coolest ... [+]

ACS sets up in Oz

Air Charter Service has set up on its sixth continent with a new office in Sydney, Australia. Heading up the operation will be Paul Crook, who heads up a team of experienced account managers from existing ACS offices. The charterer has also hired a local team who have been trained ... [+]

(Dead) pigs do fly

Someone on the island of Puerto Rico must have got the munchies just before Christmas as Air Charter Service was called into to fly more than 17 tonnes of ham to the island. President of ACS’s North American operation, Richard Thompson said: “Between parts that are needed in an assembly line ... [+]

Overlanders take to the air

Air Charter Service was called in to help out drivers attempting to get from the southernmost point in South Africa to the northernmost tip of Norway in record time. With land travel through Syria out of the question to travel, the team, driving a VW Touareg from Cape Agulhas to ... [+]

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