Black is back: Volga-Dnepr flies 70 tonnes of O&G gear to Korea

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ resurgent oil-and-gas (O&G) cargo volumes are the latest indication that rising prices at the pump are translating into renewed investment in the sticky black stuff. A 68.8-tonne payload, including a pump and vaporizer skids that were flown to Seoul, South Korea, was a newsworthy illustration of how infrastructure-intensive the business is, and the […]

NAC to begin Caribbean charter flights from MIA

With interest in pharmaceuticals and other perishable goods on the rise, U.S.-based freighter carrier Northern Air Cargo (NAC) – known mostly for serving icier climes in Alaska – said it will begin four-times-a-week charter service out of Miami International Airport (MIA) on Nov. 1 to several destinations around the Caribbean Islands. Two of the flights […]

ACS sees rising demand for charter services

U.K.-based aircraft charter company Air Charter Service (ACS) Group announced a 9 percent increase in charter flights, year-over-year, for the first half of its fiscal year, ending July 31st. The company arranged “more than 5,800 contracts to the end of July,” said Justin Bowman, ACS Group’s CEO. “We’re very pleased with this continued growth, as […]

Air Charter Service opens 7th office

With an eye on the expanding European market, U.K.-based broker Air Charter Service (ACS) opened a new office in Geneva, its seventh office on the continent. According to Justin Lancaster, commercial director for ACS, the company sought to expand into Switzerland for the last few years and decided that “now was the right time to […]

Air Charter Service moves into new digs

Global aircraft charter provider, Air Charter Service, Inc., has recently moved its North American headquarters to RXR Plaza, near New York City. The modern high-rise is ACS’s fourth New York office since establishing itself in the United States just over a decade ago. Formed in London in 1990, Air Charter Service opened its doors in […]

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This month, Chennualt International Airport (CWF) in Lake Charles, La., celebrated the opening of AAR Corp.’s new 118,000-square-foot MRO facility. The $21.5 million high-bay structure, known as Hangar H, is large enough to provide maintenance, repairs and overhaul capacity to various wide-body aircraft, including Boeing 747s, 767s and 777s, as well as Airbus A330s and […]

The week in brief

Hactl is the first handling facility at Hong Kong International Airport to achieve Good Distribution Practices (GDP) accreditation, bringing it in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) quality assurance guidelines for the handling of pharmaceuticals. To meet the GDP guidelines, Hactl enhanced the temperature-controlled zones in its SuperTerminal 1 facility. Total freight tonnage at […]
  • July 31, 2014

Energy exploration offers opportunities

With the world’s thirst for oil and gas running largely unabated, the exploration of these commodities continues to provide benefits for cargo carriers equipped to handle the often large and odd-sized equipment needed in far-flung locales. Much of that equipment is manufactured in the U.S., with Houston among the world’s largest – if not the […]

Air Charter Service books charter flight every 70 minutes

Air Charter Service reported growth of 14 percent year over year in the number of charter contracts during its financial year from Feb. 1, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2014. ACS completed almost 7,500 charter contracts during the year, though revenue did not rise by the same percentage. “We have seen constant year-on-year growth for several […]
  • February 20, 2014

Larger than life: shipping colossal cargo

If Air Charter Service ships outsize cargo, it’s usually because something went wrong. “I’m sure when 99 percent of projects start, the plan is they’re going to send it all by ocean freight,” Justin Lancaster, group cargo director at Air Charter Service, says. “Our business is very much ad hoc…Most customers don’t inherently want the […]
  • May 2, 2013