Contrary to commercial flights where each booking as to be linked with the identity of each passenger, a charter flight enable to book the flight only based on the expected number of passengers and / or volume and characteristics of the freight (size, dangerous goods, animals, etc…).
Exact number of passengers as well as their details and / or the freight details has to be confirmed a few days before the flight, and can be amended up to the last minutes before take-off.
Yes, AVICO selects the airport closest to your final destination, and checks the operational feasibility. Besides saving time, this solution is often optimal from a financial point of view.
The various constraints of airports and planes (length and runway and take-off performance, curfew limitations, airport saturation and flight times, etc.) are taken into account by our experts in their operational assessment in order to guarantee the quality of your operation and optimal transport conditions.
We are working on a daily basis with airlines able to launch a flight on a very short notice, enabling us to provide in most urgent cases a first proposal in the hour.
For some specific destinations, local authorities permissions are mandatory (such as trafic rights), and would be the bottleneck, yet, in most cases, the aircraft will be able to take-off within two hours after your confirmation, either to join your starting point, or for your trip if it is already in place.
Primary selection criterion for an aircraft, both planes and helicopters, is safety. Meeting the highest safety criteria is the prerequisite for any charter flight at AVICO.
To achieve this, we have defined an operating airline selection procedure with specific criteria for helicopters (such as up to date AOC and insurance certificate in compliance with aircraft and operation to be performed, use of a flight number, mono-turbine helicopter excluded, etc…).
Then come decision criteria such as number of seats, range, cruise speed or specific equipment (passenger flight, freight flight, Medical flight, etc…).
In order to charter the most suitable helicopter our project manager will guide you through all along this process and take care of everything.