July 6 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has been selected as a supplier for the UK government's humanitarian division - Department for International Development (DFID) - for a two-year period.

The company has been contracted to handle cargo aircraft charters, alongside two airlines and a freight forwarder.

"We have just successfully arranged the first two charter flights as part of the cargo agreement, flying more than 180 tonnes of shelter kits and other supplies from Kenya into Ethiopia on two Boeing 777 flights," said ACS business development director Lloyd Robinson.

Robinson explained that the charter broker has also been chosen as part of the DFID's cargo helicopter charter framework - aircraft that are predominantly used in the aftermath of natural disasters in remote destinations.