Increasing Demand for Aircraft Rental

The Aviation Factory, PAS-Professional Aviation Solutions, and Aerodynamics, the members of Alpha Charlie 3 (AC3 - Air Charter Consultants Circle), have seen a 24 per cent increase in the demand for aircraft rental during the previous month compared to the same period one year earlier. The main reason for a number of additional bookings is security-related. 

When clients use their own aircraft, they are 100 % in control of the whereabouts of the aircraft, crew and luggage. Alpha Charlie 3 has therefore carefully handpicked a number of security firms with whom the alliance now offers a unique service for supervising existing security measures, covering the entire European Union. ‘Depending on the destination a customer wishes to travel to, Alpha Charlie 3 can also provide security staff to supervise the operations, even with trained dogs’, said Jan Roosjen, co-owner of Aerodynamics.

Carl Legein, CEO of The Aviation Factory and co-founder of Alpha Charlie 3, stated: “Alpha Charlie 3 is offering this service with most rented aircrafts, on an ‘à la carte’ basis. This way, passengers are provided with an in-depth audit of the measures that are necessary to limit security risks to the very strict minimum.”
“This service is an effective answer to the changing circumstances when it comes to security and is aimed at meeting the needs and requirements of our demanding clients”, added Birte Kipke, Managing Director of PAS and co-founder of Alpha Charlie 3.

Alpha Charlie 3 is the first international alliance of charter brokers. The group is made up of The Aviation Factory (Belgium), PAS-Professional Aviation Solutions (Germany), Runge International (USA), IST Jet (Turkey) and Aerodynamics (The Netherlands). The AC3 members assist with the organisation of product launches, incentives, sports charters, government, MICE and VIP flights. Alpha Charlie 3 offers access to a global fleet of aircraft, ranging from the smallest type of private jet to the largest airliner. The AC3 members also assist scheduled and charter airlines who require replacement aircraft or extra capacity during peak season.

Aerodynamics, established in 1986, is the largest and longest operating air charter broker in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam Schiphol-based company is known for its excellent quality, personal service and reliable efficiency.

PAS – Professional Aviation Solutions GmbH was founded in 2013 and is based in Cologne (Germany).  The company is part of the Canadian Sky Link Group of Toronto, a global charter broker with 35 years of experience in more than 60 countries.

The Aviation Factory is the market leader in the Benelux in terms of organising personalised air transport and has an annual turnover of about EUR 25 million. The Aviation Factory is based in Antwerp (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands and in France.

Press relations: Yves Panneels, tel. +32 498 522 322,  

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