In charter aircraft, special flights include all types of charter flights adhoc that require extensive preparation. Evacuation flights or humanitarian flights, flights to governments, “oil” flights and other urgent cargo flights
Charter evacuation or humanitarian flight:
Charters for evacuations are usually urgent flights with very short notice in terms of operation. In most cases, this type of benefit is requested with immediate realization because the situation demands it. Please find hereunder some examples of urgent charters :
Emergency situations, war zones, conflicts and natural disasters often involve emergency air evacuation. It is then necessary to have all the parameters to better manage this event.
Airlines, regular or charter, require a large number of guarantees before flying on these destinations. Insurance is often also on staff and aircraft and a risk premium is usually requested; we are talking about a war risk insurance (WRI) or insurance premium for a war zone. Such type of insurance concern the aircraft and the crew but also the passengers transported . It may vaery from hours to hour, depending of the situation of the country .
Traffic rights are often difficult to obtain, especially if the airline does not belong to the country of departure. It is the same with overflight rights and requests for ground assistance. Our team is operational for such type of problems and we do have several contact in civil aviation to obtain all permits quite quickly .
Some countries in the world do not have owned aircraft and use external aircraft for official travel, meetings or diplomatic visits.
The aircraft generally used are vip planes, aircraft converted into executive aviation with lounges, bedrooms for some and a level of comfort and luxury. There is very few airplanes in the world with such type of equipment , request need to be received in advance to get the chance to charter such type of unit .
“Oil” flights :
The denomination “oil flights” characterizes in fact the flights operated for the oil platform relays or changes of crews, boats or others. They are usually from Europe to Africa, some to Argentina for the Malvinas.
This type of flight requires significant preparation, usually takes place at night initially to be able to arrive in the early hours of the morning in Africa and return to Europe. Many airports in the world are dedicated for such type of charters .
Urgent Cargo Flights
These are chartered flights for repairs of industries, spare parts but also live animals or transporting equipment.
In order to best meet the demands, the following elements should be provided:
o Weight to carry
o Type of goods
o If customs papers are available.
Some achievements for 10 years:
o Evacuation of personnel from a Chinese company following an explosion. Mining sector, Central Africa
o Arab Spring: 10-day rotation flights from Egypt for large companies and companies
o Urgent evacuation from Tripoli in Libya for personal French building society
o Humanitarian flight from Padang following earthquake with rescuers
o Theft of food and personnel in Port-au-Prince following natural disaster
o Charters from Paris, London and Milan for crews of oil companies to Luanda, Lagos, Cabinda