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 botanical zoo on the island, with a large dolphinarium. A lot of careful planning was needed to ensure that the ... [+]

From the basement to 10,000 flights a year

Air Charter Service is celebrating 25 years since chairman Chris Leach and his wife Tina founded the company in the basement of their family home in south west London. Chris Leach, who worked as a cargo aircraft loadmaster as well as for freight forwarder Savino Del Bene, started the business ... [+]

Upgrade for ACS onboard couriers

Air Charter Service is to invest heavily in its on board courier division, including now have invested in a dedicated operations office in Frankfurt. It has also hired industry specialists and has updated more than 35 visas for countries that it was not previously able to fly to at a ... [+]

Red tape: the new killer in Nepal

Aid agencies are facing a logistical nightmare in trying to help victims of the Nepalese earthquake, says Air Charter Service – but local red tape is making the situation even worse. Group commercial director Justin Lancaster, said they had grave concerns about the amount of relief goods they will be ... [+]

High flyer

Air Charter Service has appointed Richard Thompson as president of its North America operations. He will be responsible for the company’s operations in New York, California, Texas and Canada and steps into the position previously held by Andy Christie, who was promoted to Group Director of ACS’s Private Jet charter ... [+]

ACS in Turkey

Charter broker Air Charter Service has now has a presence in Turkey. Based in Istanbul, the operation will be headed up by Caglar Ozturk, who has been working in the company’s Dubai office since 2011. For the moment the operation will only be offering cargo charters, though a passenger department ... [+]

New boss for Air Charter Service

Ruan Courtney has taken over as managing director of Air Charter Service. He replaces long-standing MD, Tony Bauckham, who will remain at ACS for one year to help Mr. Courtney’s transition. Bauckham has previously been MD of the cargo aircraft operator, Volga Dnepr UK and has also been an executive ... [+]

More aid to the Philippines

Air Charter Service Late now has an An12 operating from Cebu and Davao into Tacloban and Guiuan, easing the backlog of the aid brought in by the larger freighters to these hubs where the warehouses are full. Justin Lancaster, group cargo director at ACS, commented: “We decided to position the ... [+]

Life-saving mission to Mozambique

Air Charter Service has chartered a B747-400 from Nairobi to Maputo to move almost 100 tons of tarpaulins and ropes to build shelters for Save The Children. Thousands of people have been left homeless by the floods earlier this year. ACS group cargo director Justin Lancaster, said: “The terrible floods led ... [+]

Freight man for Air Charter Services in Moscow

Former freight forwarder Azat Mulgimov has become general director of Air Charter Service's Moscow office. He has spent the last five years as commercial director at Russian cargo charter airline Aviacon Zitotrans, and prior to this he was Managing Director of a freight forwarding company in Russia. [+]

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