Use an Air Charter Broker
An Air Charter Broker is a company that provides a valuable intermediary service to individuals or companies looking to travel on an exclusively chartered aircraft. The aviation market is global and fast changing, and air charter brokers provide the latest knowledge and access to the most suitable aircraft and operators for a particular flight.
Why use an Air Charter Broker accredited by The ACA?
The aviation market is global and fast changing, and air charter brokers provide the latest knowledge and access to the most suitable aircraft and operators for your flight.
Your broker is your trusted advisor who will understand the reasons for your travel and using their knowledge and latest technology systems will be able to identify a number of potential aircraft for your flight. They will assess these through a due diligence process to ensure the operator and the aircraft are fully commercially licenced and insured and provide recommendations on the most suitable options.
Your broker will then arrange all of the necessary contracting and operational set up for the flight with the operator. With so many external factors affecting a single flight there is a lot to organise and check. From permissions, weather, permits, crew duty hours, airport opening times, runway slots, de-icing, handling, parking and documentation requirements, your broker handles these, in partnership with the operator, to make the booking and organisation as simple as possible for you. They can even make sure your flight uses sustainable aviation fuel and any emissions are offset to alleviate any sustainability concerns.
They will then be on hand to manage your flight and support in the event there are any operational challenges which can easily occur. Having a trusted and experienced broker on hand to support you at any stage is a hugely valuable asset.
Many might also be surprised and how cost effective using a broker can be. On many occasions, including their commission, your broker will be reducing your costs by using their expert knowledge to select the most suitable aircraft solution, their operator relationships to negotiate you the best possible price and their experience to anticipate issues and minimise the impact of these.
Ensuring you take professional accredited advice is very important to ensure you don’t inadvertently become involved in an illegal charter and it will ensure you are supported and receive the highest levels of customer service our industry is renowned for providing.
The Air Charter Association Accreditation
The ACA is the leading worldwide trade association for companies and individuals engaged in aircraft charter. Our members are accredited as experienced and trustworthy professionals who abide to The ACA’s Code of Practice.
When chartering an aircraft from a member of The ACA you can be safe in the knowledge that your charter will be professionally arranged and that you will be travelling on a fully licensed and safe aircraft, maintained to the highest industry standards and subject to rigorous safety and maintenance checks.