- Flight representation: one of our charter experts is able to assist you on the ground to make sure that all aspects of your cargo charter run smoothly.
- Global coverage: no matter where your cargo needs to get to or where from, our international network of offices provides you with local knowledge on a global scale.
- Access to more airports: reaching under-serviced locations, allowing your cargo to arrive closer to its final destination.
- Cost efficiency: our buying power and reputation allows us to find you the best cargo charter prices, ensuring you always receive the most cost effective solution.
- Experience: Each one of our charter experts has undergone intensive training and spent time on the tarmac so that they understand exactly what it takes to manage a charter flight from start to finish.
- Choice of aircraft: with access to 50,000 aircraft, we will always source the right aircraft for your cargo.
- Personal account manager: your dedicated charter expert is available 24/7 to assist you with any requirements you may have.
URGENT 'GO NOW'
ACS has a worldwide reputation for responding immediately to time-critical air cargo charter requests. We specialise in onboard courier solutions to support industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and airlines. Our buying power and reputation allow us to quickly find the closest available aircraft and could have your delivery in the air within an hour of confirmation.
Dangerous goods shipments require a specialist skill-set and expert knowledge of all classes and shipping guidelines. ACS provides cargo aircraft charters for dangerous goods and hazardous materials including explosives, gases, flammables, toxic and infectious substances, corrosives, radioactive materials and many more. Our expert cargo team assists in all stages of the process, from the permits and diplomatic clearances needed for dangerous goods shipments to on-the-ground flight representation.
HEAVY & OUTSIZE CARGO
Transporting heavy and outsized cargo is a challenging procedure which requires skill and expertise. ACS can arrange heavy and outsize cargo to be transported with the minimum of effort. Outsize and heavy air cargo that can be shipped includes oil industry equipment, power station parts, marine diesel engines, satellite communications equipment, and vehicles such as helicopters, boats, cars and even aircraft.
HUMANITARIAN AND RELIEF
We have a worldwide reputation for responding immediately to emergency situations because we know that in emergency situations it is vital that support be delivered as quickly as possible to those in urgent need. ACS has worked with some of the largest aid agencies in the world as well as the US, UK, Canadian, German and Spanish governments, among others.
We have considerable expertise in arranging cargo aircraft charters to destinations that are difficult to reach, whether that be either an isolated location or a hostile environment. ACS also has extensive experience in mass evacuations requiring multiple aircraft to move survivors out of affected areas rapidly. We can deliver essential items such as humanitarian aid, industrial materials, consumer goods and much more.
ACS provides an excellent onboard courier service to supervise the delivery of sensitive, valuable or time-critical consignments. We manage our air cargo tracking and shipping in a quick, secure and traceable manner. Consignments are fully supervised, and we will regularly update you on the progress of your consignment up until the delivery is handed to you personally by our courier.
WHY USE ACS FOR CARGO AIRCRAFT CHARTERS?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you only offer full charters?
No. Where a full charter isn’t the best option, we can offer a part-charter. As well as this, via our in-house team, we can offer hand-carries / on board couriers, customs clearance and trucking services to connect to and from the airport.
Will other cargo be onboard?
As our full charters are bespoke, it is very unlikely that there would be other cargo onboard. Should you require that no other cargo is onboard, please make your broker aware.
What does the price include?
As the very minimum, our quoted price will always include the aircraft, crew, fuel, ground handling and aircraft insurance. Full details of inclusions/exclusions can vary from charter to charter and will be made clear on your quotation.
Is it possible to move live animals on a charter?
Yes. We regularly fly animals on board charters – from pets on a private jet to a herd of cattle on a dedicated cargo charter. Please see below for more information.
What are royalty and non objection fees?
These are fees charged by either the civil aviation authority or a domestic airline in the course of securing traffic rights for a specific country. They are not charged by all countries and if they are likely to appear as an extra charge your broker will make you aware in case your charter is flying to or from a country where royalties could be applicable.
How do I know the aircraft I charter is fully insured and airworthy?
ACS has an in-house compliance team, who hold on file the third party insurance certificate and air operators certificate (AOC) of every airline that ACS uses for its charters.
As well as this, the sales team use a custom-built system that alerts them before an offer is made to a client in any case where the aircraft is missing documents, or if they have expired.
Are cargo attendants permitted to travel onboard charters?
In general, yes they are. However, this is always subject to the approval of the airline.
Should you require a cargo attendant to accompany your cargo, please talk to your broker and they can check with the airline – or find an alternative charter option that facilitates your needs.
Can you help with trucking / customs?
ACS has two dedicated trucking teams located in Germany and the United States that can assist with arranging ground transportation on either end of the charter. ACS is not a customs broker, however we have agents all over the world that we can rely on to assist with the customs process and we are happy to introduce our clients to these agents when needed.
Is there a limit on what you can fly?
Each charter request is considered on an individual basis and our brokers work as consultants to find a tailored solution to every project. When there is more cargo available than what can load on a single aircraft, our brokers will source multiple aircraft to get the job done. We’re also able to help with extremely heavy, and outsize cargo. More info here: https://www.aircharterservice.com/cargo-charter/heavy-outsize-cargo
What is the minimum weight?
There is no minimum weight requirements when booking a charter as we are arranging a tailored solution specifically for your cargo.
Are charter flights trackable?
Yes. ACS has two 24 hour staffed operations teams located in the United Kingdom and the United States who will send live updates throughout the entire process of each flight. Our teams utilize multiple sources for tracking aircraft, which show the movements in real time so that we can provide quick and accurate updates to our clients.
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