air-charter-service

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 purifying tablets from the Middle East and Europe on aircraft types including Antonov AN-12s, Boeing B757s and B777s. Many supplies ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Animal rescue

Air Charter Service has been flying homeless in the wake of the Florida hurricanes to new homes. The company’s Los Angeles office received calls from a number of rescue centres that had to be evacuated from Florida, as they lay in the direct path of the storm and arranged for ... [+]

Feeling the squeeze

Air Charter Service found itself in a tight spot recently when it was asked to move two high cube containers from Italy to Saudi Arabia with oil and gas industry. The boxes fitted into the Ilyushin IL-76, with a clearance of less than 10 centimetres with the doors open. The ... [+]

ACS and Antonov move Americas’ biggest air load

Air Charter Service’s Brazil and Florida offices chartered Antonov Airlines’ giant AN-225 to carry the heaviest single piece of air cargo to be flown in the Americas, a 182 tonne transformer from São Paulo to Santiago de Chile. From there it was transferred to its final destination, where it replaced ... [+]

Air firms to back child charity

Coyne Airways and Air Charter Service are backing War Child, a charity which supports children affected by conflict. Family-run Coyne and ACS will donate an agreed amount per transaction on behalf of their customers, starting from next month. Customers will be given the opportunity to match the donation on a ... [+]

To the rescue in Haiti

UK-based Air Charter Service said in late October that it had arranged several flights to Haiti, following Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. They were operated by aircraft including AN-12s and Boeing 767s, from Europe and the US, carrying material including medicine, mosquito nets tarpaulins, jerry cans and buckets.   [+]

Money men invest in air broker: updated

Investment firm Alcuin Capital Partners is to buy a minority stake in freight and passenger broker Air Charter Service. ACS chief executive Justin Bowman says the business has grown from small beginnings when it was set up by Chris Leach in the basement of his house to be the largest ... [+]

Flying fish

Air Charter Service has helped rehome two dolphins from Amsterdam to their new home in the Canary Islands. ‘Sting’ and ‘Makai’ travelled on an AN-74 aircraft with qualified vets in attendance from Maastricht Airport to Las Palmas Airport on 4 May where they were transported on to Palmitos Park, a ... [+]

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