Los Angeles/Singapore (PRWEB) January 08, 2014
Aeroscraft Corporation, the innovator of a new variable-buoyancy cargo airship known as the Aeroscraft, and Pacific Airlift, a global leader air charter services, have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate a structure for various business relationships.
Pacific Airlift is an aircraft charter company focused on providing charter solutions for their corporate clients and has been in business for over 10 years. The two aviation leaders will mutually explore the benefits and structure of a potential utilization of Aeroscraft’s capabilities to provide air transportation and logistics services throughout the Asia Pacific region.
The new partnership with Aeroscraft will allow Pacific Airlift to:
“Pacific Airlift is pleased to sign this memorandum of understanding with Aeroscraft and thrilled to further explore client solutions surrounding the introduction of this exciting new class of aircraft poised to alter the heavy-lift cargo transportation landscape with new point-to-point service capabilities,” states Andrew Sim, Director at Pacific Airlift. “Pacific looks to further expand our cost-effective charter solutions for commercial clients, while simultaneously introducing new service capabilities not possible in today’s air cargo logistics environment.”
On the other hand, the new partnership with Pacific Airlift will allow Aeros to broaden the Aeroscraft’s customer base through Pacific Airlift’s client network in the Asia Pacific region.
“As a global leader in project cargo logistics with a successful history focused on solving the needs of Asian clients and the broader Asia-Pacific region, Pacific Airlift is a welcome strategic partner for Aeros’ in Asia while introducing a new point-to-point network for air cargo delivery,” explains Igor Pasternak, CEO of Aeros.
Pacific Airlift is an aircraft charter company headquartered in Singapore and focused on providing charter solutions for corporate clients in varied commercial sectors. Pacific Airlift is adept at providing customized aircraft charter solutions for all industries, and is committed to providing reliable, flexible and cost-effective air-freight solutions to and from locations throughout the globe. Pacific Airlift’s services are backed by years of experience delivering critical, valuable, time sensitive and at times, lifesaving shipments around the world. Pacific Airlift has been in business for over 12 years, and possesses extensive freight expertise and relationships with all major air carriers throughout the region, including experience with aircraft and airports globally.
The Aeroscraft will solve current logistical problems through its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability when moving heavy and outsized cargo, and ability to transport ISO containers vertically, delivering to the full range of Pacific Airlift’s broad territory. Poised to enhance the air transportation industry, the Aeroscraft will deliver opportunities for commerce, humanity and ecology by accessing remote locations with less impact through this new VTOL cargo delivery capability that eliminates infrastructure development requirements.
The proof-of-design technology demonstration vehicle for the Aeroscraft was successful in establishing its internal variable buoyancy technology in January 2013, known as COSH or control-of-static-heaviness, and the advanced prototype demonstrated integration of this key technology with other innovative sub-systems during flight operations in the fall of this year. The demonstration of technological maturity now leads Aeros into fleet development for two configurations of the innovative aircraft this decade, a smaller 66-ton capacity vehicle (ML866), and a larger 250- ton capacity vehicle (ML868).
Aeros plans to have the first if its initial fleet of 22 vehicles ready for operation in 2016. The 66-ton capacity ML866 will have a range of up to 3,100 nautical miles, while the 250-ton ML868’s range will exceed 5,000 nautical miles.