50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Air Charter Service celebrates 25th anniversary

Download: Printable PDF Date: 23 Sep 2015 10:13 category:
Publisher:
Air Charter Service celebrates 25th anniversary - Events / Festivals publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: Aircargoweek

Air Charter Service (ACS) has celebrated its 25th anniversary, having been founded in the basement of chairman, Chris Leach, and his wife, Tina’s London home.

Leach says he founded the company in 1990 having spotted an opportunity in the aircraft charter market. Before this he had worked Saturn Airways, Transamerica Airlines and freight forwarder, Savino Del Bene. He says when he founded the company; his intention was not to create a global company but to simply pay off the mortgage. Leach says he had to rent a room out to a student at his home to help with the bills, the student later become ACS chief executive officer, Justin Bowman.

Leach says: “The current size of our operation is remarkable and something Tina and I are very proud of. Despite our size now, we still strive to retain our family values and personal service on which the business was originally built 25 years ago.”

ACS has 19 offices worldwide, with a UK office in London, four in North America, one in South America, four in Europe, three in the Commonwealth of Independent States, one in Africa, one in the Middle East and four in Asia Pacific.

Leach says: “Looking forward, earlier this year we announced that we will be investing £10 million [$15.4 million] in new charter technology over the next few years, including to roll out of our new websites over the past few months.”

This year ACS opened an office in Geneva (Switzerland), it moved into larger offices in Houston (US) and is planning two more in the next six months. In May, ACS announced it would invest heavily in its onboard courier service, with a dedicated operations office in Frankfurt (Germany).



Loading comments for Air Charter Service celebrates 25th anniversary...


Recommended

Lufthansa Technik Malta receives approval for A350-1000 overhauls

Recent certification by the German Federal Aviation Office First three A350 customers expected until the end of this year Lufthansa Technik Malta is now officially prepared to carry out all over...

Gualter Helicopteros appointed as Kopter Group distributor for Brazil

Kopter Group started the active promotionof SH09 in Brazil with the appointment of Gualter Helicopteros as its representative & distributor. The partnership between the two companies...

Vietnam Airlines Flies Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

  Boeing delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines today via lease from Air Lease Corporation . The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – t...

ZeroAvia Emerges from Stealth with the Largest Zero-Emission Airplane Flying Today

We are back to a very important topic - sustainable aviation fuel, the reduction of emissions. A Silicon Valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to decarbonize aviation and reduce o...