Air Charter Service’s Florida office recently chartered a Boeing B747 to fly a 35 tonne flight simulator, which proved to be an exceptionally tight fit, from Texas to Japan.

Speaking on the charter Richard Thompson, President of ACS Americas, said: “A large defence contractor contacted us earlier this year to transport a high value specialist flight simulator to Japan, in order to train the military on how to fly their recently delivered aircraft. It was a tricky load as the dimensions left no room for error in fitting into the Boeing B747 – there was a mere two centimetres to spare.

“The flight, including a fuel stop in Alaska, took a total of almost 16 hours and required meticulous planning for loading and offloading. The delivery date shifted drastically from September to June, so we had to work fast when we finally got the go-ahead. Fortunately, we had put in the work beforehand so we were ready to go.

“The simulator was delivered to Japan safely and on schedule. Over the last 12 months we have chartered B747s and AN-124s to fly four different types of flight simulators, both military and commercial, all over the world.”


About Air Charter Service

Air Charter Service is a global aircraft charter broker with 25 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents and we offer private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft charters, as well as onboard courier solutions. We arrange more than 16,000 contracts annually with revenue of close to 700 million dollars. We were formed in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach and CEO Justin Bowman in the basement of a house, and we now employ more than 500 staff worldwide.

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