Thursday, July 18, 2024

Air Charter Service celebrates 10 years in Hong Kong

Air Charter Service’s Hong Kong offices has celebrated its 10th birthday, with a lavish party being held to recognise a successful decade. Group CEO Justin Bowman and group commercial director, Justin Lancaster flew out to Asia to get celebrations under way, with Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) board members also being invited. The party was […]

ACS moves onboard courier team to its own office

Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved its onboard courier team to a dedicated office next to Frankfurt Airport due to rapid growth. The move comes three years after ACS announced revamping the division and is two years ahead of schedule. ACS Time Critical Manager, Oliver Weigelt says contract numbers grew by more than 50 per […]

Global coverage drives ACS as it targets the $1bn mark

Air Charter Service (ACS) is seeing growth in all regions as the opening of new offices pays dividends, but it is finding some sectors a struggle, including the oil and gas (O&G) segment. The charter firm’s chief commercial officer (CCO), Justin Lancaster (pictured) explains to Air Cargo Week’s Editor, Justin Burns that China, countries within the […]

ACS aiming for further growth as it sells minority stake

This year has been a good one for Air Charter Service (ACS) but it is certainly not resting on its laurels and is eyeing further growth. For the first six months up to 31 July, charter numbers increased nine per cent over the same six months in 2015 – to more than 5,800. This performance […]

ACS arranges charter flights to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

Air Charter Service (ACS) has been busy arranging both passenger and cargo charter flights to help people in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew. At least 1,300 people have died and 35,000 left homeless after the Caribbean nation, and ACS’s global offices have been busy arranging flights for aircraft including AN-12s and Boeing 767s to deliver […]

Future looking bright for ACS as expansion fuels growth

Air Charter Service (ACS) continues to grow strongly and is upbeat about its future prospects in the ever-unpredictable and changeable air charter market. In 2015, operators like ACS had business boosted in the first quarter by the US West Coast port strikes, while providing help and supplies to the various humanitarian disasters that took place […]

Air Charter Service becomes bear charter service

Air Charter Service (ACS) became bear charter service when it transported three bear cubs from Georgia to Greece. The orphaned cubs, Georgia, Mollie and Louisa, were found wandering the streets of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, following devastating floods, and then kept in the city’s dog pound. An animal charity and ACS arranged for the bears […]

Air Charter Service starts Australasia operations

Air Charter Service (ACS) has started Australasian operations with an office in Sydney, Australia. The Australian operations will be headed up by Paul Crook, who has worked at ACS since 2009. The charter company launched a website, aircharterservice.com.au late last year and says it has received positive responses from the site. ACS commercial director, Justin […]

Air Charter Service moves fire trucks to Iraq

Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved three fire trucks from Turkey to Iraq using two Ilyushin IL-76s. The customer had wanted to use an Antononv AN-124, as that would have been the obvious choice, but ACS suggested the client design ramps to load the fire trucks onto two IL-76s, saving them over $200,000. ACS commercial director, Justin […]

Air Charter Service transports helicopters to Europe

Air Charter Service (ACS) has transported two Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopters from Africa to Europe using an Ilyushin IL-76 for refurbishment work. ACS says the operations took a number of weeks to plan, and the rotors, tails and landing gears all had to be removed before the helicopters were loaded onto the aircraft. The helicopters […]