Air Charter Service (ACS) will provide airlift services for the British government’s humanitarian missions around the world for the next two years, the charter company announced. The contract is for two years and builds on the aviation company’s record of providing services during humanitarian and natural disasters.
ACS will be the primary supplier on the passenger side, which will put the company’s aircraft into service for air evacuations and search-and-rescue team charter flights. “We have extensive experience in large helicopter operations, having been heavily involved following the Asian Tsunami in 2004 and the Pakistan earthquake in 2005,” explained Lloyd Robinson, business development director for ACS.
ACS has years of experience providing aviation services to the Department for International Development. Robinson gave the example of ACS’ role in arranging “the first aircraft into Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010, and carrying in a search-and-rescue team. The following year,” Robinson added, “we evacuated more than 15,000 people from Egypt, Tunisia and Libya during the Arab Spring.”
ACS was founded in 1990, and has expanded to include a network of offices spanning North America, South America, Europe, Africa, CIS, Middle East and Asia. The company is the supplier to thousands of clients worldwide and arranged close to 9,000 charters yearly. ACS is also invested in the freight forwarding business, where it offers options to aid logistics suppliers in shipping their consignments.