Air Charter Service was called into action last week when the company was asked to fly more than 17 tonnes of ham to a Caribbean Island that had run out of the popular meat.
Richard Thompson, President of ACS’s North American operation, comments: “Someone in Puerto Rico had forgotten to put in their normal order for a large amount of ham and there was a danger that the island would run out. With the cargo being perishable, the ham had to fly as soon as possible, so our client chartered an entire aircraft – a Boeing 727 – to transport the 38,000 lbs of the meat.
“’Go now’ flights occur more often than one would think. Between parts that are needed in an assembly line or urgent medical supplies, we receive requests to deliver time critical solutions on a daily basis.
“However a plane load of ham is a new one on me. But I am glad to report our operation was fast and effective, leaving San Juan full.”