ACL Airshop has opened an FAA Part-145 certified “ULD” Repair Station in Tokyo's Narita Airport. File photo
ACL Airshop, a leader in services and products dedicated to the worldwide air cargo industry, recently opened four new international hub stations and improved several others.
The goal of the company’s expansion and improvements is to grow its service network focused on airline customers.
One change is an FAA Part-145 certified “ULD” Repair Station in Tokyo's Narita Airport. This new station is able to handle full repairs as well as overhaul of cargo containers and pallets. An estimated 60 percent of air cargo travels in and out of Japan’s Narita Airport.
"Our largest customers carrying air cargo in and out of Japan essentially wrote our Narita strategy for us, by letting us know we needed to be there with a full repair station capability,” Pieter van Calcar, general manager of the Asia-Pacific region for the company, said.
Another change is in Bogota, Colombia, where ACL now has a full line of services and products that are operational. This is part of a collaboration between ACL and AirLogistix to develop another ULD Repair Station during the first quarter of 2017.
"Our strategic intent is clear: steadily grow the ACL Airshop network for our air carrier clients,” Steve Townes, Ranger Aerospace founder and CEO of Ranger Airshop Holdings, said. “We have doubled and even tripled Ranger-owned enterprises before; we intend to do it again."