Air Charter Service (ACS) has negotiated a 12-month deal for Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited to wet-lease two of Heston Airlines’ Airbus A320s.

“The two aircraft secured through Air Charter Service and House of Five As which will boost our fleet and give us the much-needed capacity to serve the Nigerian market while making us more efficient and offering more comfort to our customers," says Abdullahi Mahmood, CEO of Aero Contractors. "These new-generation aircraft are suitable for our operations in this market. We have established an excellent relationship with the lessors, the financier and ACS, and we are looking forward to a stronger relationship between both parties."

Scott Collier, Director of Aircraft Leasing EMEA, ACS added, “The deal benefits all concerned, especially the local Nigerian market. We have worked hand-in-hand every step of the way with Aero Contractors and we’re thrilled to have arranged this long-term contract for both them and our colleagues at Heston.”

ACS is an aircraft charter broker with 27 global offices, arranging more than 23,000 charter flights annually with revenue of close to $700 million.

Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, Aero operates a combined fleet of around three helicopters and four aircrafts ranging from 50-seat Dash 8-300 to 140- seat Boeing 737-400/500, employing about 700 people.

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