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ACASS unveils details of US service offering Program tailored to needs of US flight departments

Oct. 6, 2008, Orlando, Fla. - ACASS, officially unveiled the details of its new pilot and crew placement service offerings for US business aviation operators conducting domestic and international missions.

October 6, 2008  By Administrator

Oct. 6, 2008, Orlando, Fla. – ACASS, a leading international supplier of corporate aviation services, today officially unveiled the details of its new pilot and crew placement service offerings for US business aviation operators conducting domestic and international missions.

ACASS provides experienced, certified pilots and crews for business aviation on a temporary basis and in response to specific client needs, including: Coverage for employees in training, on vacation or on sick leave, and in circumstances where an increase in headcount is not warranted. Offering FAA Part 91 and Part 135 compliant Captains and First Officers, crews are available on a mission-specific, daily, weekly or monthly basis. ACASS pilots also provide the following services: Aircraft relocation, test flights, acceptance flights, training, line flying and VVIP flights. With more than 7,000 pilots in its network (90% are FAA certified and the majority are US based), ACASS has the necessary resources to deliver top quality service – including last minute itinerary changes at no extra cost – to US clients.

The ACASS team has extensive experience in remote and challenging regions including: Africa, Russia and the Middle East, which directly benefits US clients wishing to travel to these regions. Protected by a $300 million liability insurance policy, ACASS offers the highest standards of service in the industry. With pilot expertise in medium to large business jet aircraft, including: Bombardier Global Series, Dassault Falcon Series, Bombardier Challenger Series, Gulfstream Series, Bombardier Learjet Series, Cessna Citation Series, Boeing BBJ, Airbus ACJ and Hawker-Beechcraft Series, ACASS is currently seeking new clients in the US, including aircraft management companies and Fortune 500 corporations operating in-house flight departments.

To promote the launch of its new US services, ACASS is offering a special promotion: Clients entering a 15-day service contract will enjoy an average savings of 25% as compared to daily rates, depending on variables including flight plans and aircraft types. This promotion applies to US-based clients and expires on December 31, 2008. "We believe that this program is ideally suited to US clients operating in today's business aviation environment because of its flexibility and cost-efficiency.


The ACASS service offering accommodates urgent client needs without incurring the large costs associated with training, insurance, payroll and benefits," said Nick Houseman, Managing Director, USA, ACASS. "With the biggest database of FAA-certified pilots in the business and our unique experience in international markets, ACASS is now extremely well positioned to serve US business aviation clients. In addition to flying challenging routes, our crews' experience extends to visa negotiations, security, special client needs and VVIP hospitality. Furthermore, given the size of our team and wealth of experience, we are able to precisely match crews with aircraft types based on flying time. We look forward to serving our new US clients and delivering the highest standards of service, professionalism and discretion," Mr. Houseman concluded.


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