Air Charter International Airlifts Crew From Difficult Terrain

By Air Charter International, PRNE
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DUBAI, UAE, November 11, 2010 - In the fast progressing oil and gas industry, aviation plays a
very significant role. Not only do aircraft brokers and operators have a hand
in the basic side of transporting equipment and crew to various strategic
locations, but they also indirectly influence the situation of the trade by
their capacity to get such companies out of tough situations with their

Air Charter International, a leading aviation services
provider understands this concept better than most. Having worked on many oil
and gas queries, the charter sales team at Air Charter International
understands exactly what is expected when dealing with such inquiries.

Recently, their extensive coverage in the Far East brought
them an interesting business prospect. A prominent logistics solution company
approached the Charter sales team at Air Charter International for their
services regarding several crew changes.

"This particular client first came to us over a year ago,
enquiring whether we could assist them with the complicated matter of crew
change," said Claire Brugirard, Strategic Business Manager and head of the
charter sales team at Air Charter International.

The requirement was for a crew change for a vessel scheduled
to take place every five weeks. "Crew from the barge were flown to land via
helicopter from where we were asked to provide them air transport to the
international airport where they could take a flight home," explained Ms

With this in mind, the sales team at Air Charter International
enlisted a Fokker (F) 100 to conduct the crew change in Indonesia. "We
serviced a F100 passenger aircraft for the crew change and provided the
client with operational personnel who foresaw all the formalities related to
the flight."

Although the strategy seemed fairly simple on paper, there
were several unforeseen obstacles that arose before the flight. "A few times
the location of the crew members changed at the last moment, so we had to
accommodate that," said Ms Brugirard. "We managed to do so without disrupting
the crew change process."

She explained that such scenarios are common when it comes to
onshore/offshore projects. "The team at Air Charter International is very
happy to be working with oil and gas corporations and after collaborating
with this logistics provider, we have come to understand the complexities of
working on such projects and have adjusted our services accordingly."

Ms Brugirard also stated that chartering of aircraft is quite
popular in the oil and gas industry. "Oil and Gas companies prefer to charter
aircraft for matters such as crew change and equipment transport because of
their scheduled flexibility and value for time."

She said that commercial airliners most often run on a
specific schedule and the uncertain nature of the oil and gas field makes it
difficult for clients to find a flight that fits.

With regards to this particular flight, the team at Air
Charter International was content to be able to provide the client with an
easy, hassle free service. "We have successfully conducted several crew
changes for this particular client and look forward to working with them in
the future," said Ms Brugirard.

The logistics provider is one of Air Charter International's
most valued clients and continues to work with them for all their aviation

Notes to Editor:

Air Charter International (ACI) a leading aircraft charter and
leasing company based in Dubai, UAE, has been in operation since 1994 and
covers the 4-A region, namely: Arabia, Africa, Asia and Asia Pacific. ACI
services long and short term aircraft requirements. ACI has also made a
strategic move into Aircraft Management through its 100% owned subsidiary:
Jet Ops, which operates and manages three Cessna 208A Amphibian seaplanes for
a commercial tourism operation named Seawings. Seawings provides seaplane
operations within the United Arab Emirates. Seawings is the only seaplane
sightseeing service in the region, considered a must-do for visitors to
Dubai. The resource pool of ACI includes professionals from a wide variety of
backgrounds & nationalities with a strong focus on aviation related industry
and experience.

    Contact: Carine Duvignaud
    Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager
    Company: Air Charter International (Arabia) Ltd
    Phone: +971-4807-0808

Carine Duvignaud, Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager, Company: Air Charter International (Arabia) Ltd, Phone: +971-4807-0808, Email: corpcom at

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