- Flight Representation: Our charter experts can assist you on the ground to ensure all aspects of your cargo charter run smoothly.
- Global Coverage: Wherever your cargo needs to get from/to, our international network of offices offers local knowledge on a global scale.
- Greater Reach: Our air freight charters can reach under-serviced locations, delivering your cargo as close as possible to its final destination.
- Cost Efficiency: Our superior buying power allows us to secure the best cargo charter prices, ensuring you always receive the most cost-effective solution.
- Unrivalled Expertise: Our charter experts are highly trained and have spent time on the tarmac, so they understand exactly what it takes to manage a charter flight from start to finish.
- Choice of Aircraft: With access to over 50,000 aircraft, we’ll always source the right option for your cargo.
- Personal Account Manager: Your dedicated charter expert is available 24/7 to help with any queries.
WHAT WE OFFER
URGENT 'GO NOW'
ACS can respond immediately to time-critical air cargo charter requests, offering freight plane and onboard courier solutions to support the automotive, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and airline industries. Our unrivalled buying power means we can quickly find the closest available aircraft and could have your delivery in the air within an hour of confirmation.
Shipping dangerous goods requires a specialist skill-set and expert knowledge of all classes and shipping guidelines. ACS can arrange cargo aircraft charters for a range of dangerous goods and hazardous materials including explosives, gases, flammables, toxic and infectious substances, corrosives and radioactive materials. Our expert cargo and freight team assists in all stages of the process, from securing the permits and diplomatic clearances needed when shipping dangerous goods to on-the-ground flight representation.
HEAVY & OUTSIZE CARGO
We’re experts in transporting heavy and outsize goods. Our air freight services include chartering cargo planes to fly a range of heavy and outsize air freight and cargo such as oil equipment, power station parts, marine diesel engines, satellite communications equipment, and vehicles such as helicopters, boats, cars and even aircraft.
HUMANITARIAN AND RELIEF
In an emergency situation, it’s vital to get support to those in urgent need as quickly as possible. ACS has worked with governments, NGOs and some of the world’s largest aid agencies to quickly and effectively deliver humanitarian aid, using our specialist knowledge and global connections to ensure each relief operation runs smoothly.
ACS has decades of experience arranging cargo aircraft charters and even direct courier solutions to hard-to-reach destinations. From isolated locations to hostile environments, we can deliver essential items such as humanitarian aid, industrial materials and consumer goods. We can also coordinate several aircraft for mass evacuations to quickly move survivors out of affected areas.
Our onboard courier service provides extra peace of mind when shipping sensitive, valuable or time-critical consignments. Deliveries are fully supervised from start to finish and we’ll regularly update you on the progress of your consignment, right up until our courier personally hands it over.
WHY USE ACS FOR CARGO AIRCRAFT CHARTERS ACROSS CANADA & WORLDWIDE?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you only offer full charters?
No, we can also arrange part-charters when full charters aren’t the best option. Additionally, via our in-house team we offer onboard couriers, customs clearance and trucking services to connect to and from the airport.
Will other cargo be onboard?
Our full charters are bespoke, so it’s very unlikely that there’ll be other cargo on board, but please make your broker aware if this is a specific requirement.
What does the price include?
As a minimum, our quoted price includes the aircraft, crew, fuel, ground handling and aircraft insurance. Full details of inclusions and exclusions can vary from charter to charter and will be made clear in your quotation.
Is it possible to move live animals on a charter?
Yes. We regularly fly animals on charters, from pets on a private jet to a herd of cattle on a dedicated cargo charter. Please see our animal transportation cargo page 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. Your broker will let you know if your charter is flying to or from a country where these extra charges may be applicable.
How do I know the aircraft I charter is fully insured and airworthy?
Our in-house compliance team holds on file the third party insurance certificate and air operators certificate (AOC) of every airline we use for charters.
Additionally, our sales team uses a custom-built system that alerts us if an aircraft’s documents are missing or expired before we make an offer to a client.
Are cargo attendants permitted to travel onboard charters?
In general, yes; however this is always subject to the airline’s approval. Please let your broker know if you need an attendant to accompany your cargo, so 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, who can assist with arranging ground transportation on either end of your charter.
We aren’t a customs broker, but we can introduce our clients to reliable agents around the world for assistance with the customs process.
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 for every project. If your cargo can’t be loaded onto a single aircraft, we can source multiple aircraft to get the job done. We can also help with heavy and outsize cargo.
What is the minimum weight?
There are no minimum weight requirements when booking a charter, as our solutions are tailored for your specific cargo.
Are charter flights trackable?
Yes. ACS has two 24-hour operations teams located in the United Kingdom and the United States, who can track the aircraft’s movements in real-time and send you regular updates.
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