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Air Contractors
Founded 1998
Fleet size 21
Destinations Chartered and Scheduled
Parent company ACL Group
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Key people Jon Stratfull (Commercial Manager)
Website: http://www.aircontractors.com
Air Contractors ATR-72
Air Contractors ATR-72

Air Contractors is a freight airline based in Dublin, Ireland. It operates scheduled and charter freight services within Europe and as an express parcel carrier, carrying mail and newspapers. Its main base is Dublin International Airport. Image File history File links ABR1. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Air_Contractors_AT72_EI-SLF.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Air Contractors Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Air_Contractors_AT72_EI-SLF.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Air Contractors Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW) is operated by Dublin Airport Authority plc and is the busiest airport in Ireland. ...



The airline was established and started operations in 1972 as AirBridge Carriers at East Midlands. The name Hunting Cargo Airlines was adopted in September 1992 and then changed to Air Contractors following the acquisition of the airline by Compagnie Maritime Belge and Safair in June 1998, and a move to Ireland. It has expanded as a group to include aircraft leasing (BAC Support and Leasing in Southend, UK) and maintenance (Air Contractors Engineering, previously called Aeroscot, Edinburgh, UK). The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

Current Fleet

The Air Contractors fleet includes the following aircraft (at November 2006) [1] : 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Type Number Cargo Capacity Notes Status
ATR 42-300F 11
5,580kg Photograph of EI-SLE [1] In Operation
ATR 72-200 6
8,500kg Photograph of EI-SLG [2] In Operation
Airbus A300B4-103F 3
45,000kg Photograph of EI-OZB [3] In Operation
Airbus A300B4-203F 2
45,000kg Photograph of OO-DIB [4] Both currently leased to EAT
Lockheed L-382G Hercules 1
23,158kg Photograph of EI-JIV [5] In Operation
Shorts 360-100/200 7
3,674kg Photograph of EI-SMB [6] In Storage at Edinburgh
Fokker F27 500 4
5,834kg Photograpgh of EI-SMF [7] In Storage at Edinburgh

Six of the ATR 42 aircraft are leased from and operated for FedEx Feeder, the regional freight arm of FedEx. [2] Categories: Stub | International airliners 1980-1989 ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ... This article is about the airliner. ... This article is about the airliner. ... The Lockheed L-100 Hercules is the less successful civilian variant of the prolific C-130 military transport aircraft. ... The Shorts 360 is a commuter aircraft built by Short Brothers of Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is now a division of Bombardier of Canada. ... A PIA F27 at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore in January, 2006 The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... Categories: Stub | International airliners 1980-1989 ... FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a company that offers overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ...

Current Routes

Air Contractors fly a number of cargo routes for different freight integrators. Some of the routes are.... (more to be added)

Glasgow - Manchester - Stansted - Dublin - Glasgow (ATR42)

Glasgow - Manchester - Paris CDG - Manchester - Glasgow (ATR72)

Shannon - Dublin - Paris CDG - Shannon (ATR42)

Dublin - Stansted - Paris CDG - Stansted - Dublin (A300)

Birmingham - Paris CDG - Birmingham (Fedex ATR42)

There are a number of other routes, that are operated for Fedex, DHL and French Post (L'Aeropostale)

External links

  • Air Contractors
  • Air Contractors Fleet and Age
  • Air Contractors Virtual (ABR Virtual)


  1. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006
  2. ^ Airliner World, September 2005

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