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URGENT RELIEF FOR GUSTAV AND HANNAH VICTIMS

1 October 2008

Haiti was torn apart by two hurricanes in the space of a week, destroying 11,000 homes leaving 850,000 people in desperate need of aid. Richard Thompson was approached by a Spanish relief agency to charter an aircraft to get their aid to the people of Haiti.

Due to the urgency of the situation there was only 24 hours to organise this charter- including permits. The aircraft used to carry the 12 tons of urgent relief cargo which included two water purifying units, generators and ration packs was the Anthonov-12. This aircraft is cost effective, rear loading and with internal loading systems allowing cargo to be loaded quickly and easily making it an ideal solution for this urgent charter.

Richard Thompson said“ACS was able to arrange all permits for the flight and position the aircraft into Torrejon (Spain) within 24 hours after the customer’s confirmation”

ACS specialises in this type of emergency response, and with 17 years experience their expertise in this area is highly respected. This reputation has directly lead to ACS being appointed the nominated broker for the British Government’s Department for International Development and they have won many other contracts with governmental and non-governmental relief organisations worldwide.

Contact Richard Thompson by emailcargo@aircharter.co.uk

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