ACS saves client $200,000 on fire truck charter
10 / 12 / 2015
Air Charter Service saved a client $200,000 by using special ramps to load three fire trucks onto two IL-76s flying from Turkey to Iraq rather than onto a single Antonov 124.
Justin Lancaster, ACS’ commercial director, commented: “The trucks are for the Iraqi government. We worked extremely closely with our customer and the operator over the course of more than a month, to design the ramps.
“As you can see, the trucks are huge and weighed over twenty tons each. They originally came from the US and were then flown from Turkey into Iraq. The ramp was dismantled and flew with the aircraft in order to offload the trucks the other end.”
Lancaster continued: “We always try to think outside the box and are extremely pleased that we were able to save the customer so much money.
“This sort of charter really tests us, but they are the most satisfying and enjoyable to work on and to see the trucks roll on and off the aircraft reminds us why we love to do this job.”