ASL Aviation has been dedicated to providing air freight services since its inception.
With nearly forty years experience under its belt ASL remains committed to offering a full range of specialised air cargo services. ASL's seven* Group airlines operate a fleet of freighter and quick-change turboprop and jet aircraft with capacity from 4 to 40 tonnes, giving ASL the flexibility to offer the best solutions to its customers.
ASL's cargo services include:
- Contract Charter – long or short-term contracts on behalf of airlines, governments, NGOs and corporate customers
- ACMI – provision of aircraft, crewing, engineering and operational support to grow or supplement your existing fleet as well as turn-key start-up services
- Ad-hoc Charter – short notice charters worldwide
- Out-size Cargo – ASL has been a global leader in commercial Hercules L100-30 operations for many years; Associate company Safair operates one of the world's largest fleet and ASL has signed a letter of intent with Lockheed Martin for up to 10 new LM100J Hercules airlifters. See Hercules section.
ASL currently leases seven L100-30 Hercules aircraft to associate company Safair, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their aircrew and loadmasters boast a wealth of experience carrying and caring for cargo of all types, in every possible environment, and take particular pride in their specialist expertise handling heavy and large loads and dangerous cargo. This experience is utilised around the world every day, notably for humanitarian aid but also by the major international integrators, postal services and a diverse range of clients including the oil, gas and mining industries, airlines and many others. Calling any of our member airlines puts the ASL Aviation Group's fleet at your disposal. For more information, charter quotations or advice and assistance with your cargo requirements, please call our Irish, French or South African Commercial Departments.
ASL Airlines Ireland (ASLI), headquartered in Dublin with an Irish AOC operates nearly 30 freighter aircraft throughout Europe and into North Africa and the Middle East. The fleet includes Europe's only civilian registered Lockheed Hercules, offering the charter market a unique combination of outsize capacity and superb airfield performance with the ability to serve basic airfields equipped with minimal ground facilities.
Airbus A300 - 40 tonnes / Lockheed Hercules - 20 tonnes / ATR72 - 8 tonnes
ASL Airlines France (ASLF) is a French AOC holder, based at Paris/Charles-de-Gaulle Airport. Operating an all-Boeing fleet EAP has become a world leader in Quick-Change (QC) operations allowing the most efficient use of its fifteen B737-300QC's which can be reconfigured between passenger and cargo cabins in only 20 minutes. The airline also operates all-cargo B737-300 full-freighters. ASLF's main operations are within Europe, but the airline holds worldwide approval.
Boeing 737-400 - 18 tonnes
ASL Airlines Switzerland (ASLS), based in Basel, operates a fleet of +/- 20 ATR 42/72 cargo aircraft. Our subsidiary airline, ASL Airlines Hungary, operates Beech 1900 in the Middle East and a fleet of B737-400 freighters. Our main cargo activities include operating European network feeder services for the integrators and logistic services providers. ASLS also provides ad-hoc charters for "just in time" industries such as the automotive or oil and gas sectors when an immediate flight is required. ASL Airlines operations are world-wide, with long term contracts in Europe, West Africa, the Middle East and Oceania.
Beech 1900 – 2 tonnes / ATR72-200 including cargo door - 8 tonnes / Boeing 737-400 - 20 tonnes
*includes associate airlines