ACASS announced continued expansion of its global footprint with the formation of ACASS Ireland. The operation combines the resources of Montreal-based ACASS and Irish private aviation operator SONAS Aviation.

As an Irish AOC holder it enables free circulation and unfettered traffic rights throughout Europe and the 44 countries covered by EU bilateral agreements including North America.

On 23rd June ACASS Ireland took delivery of its second Challenger 605 registered EJ-ROXY MSN 5726 formerly registered as T7-UMT ACASS Canada Ltd routing Farnborough to Shannon.  The aircraft allocated callsign ‘SON 002’

ACASS Ireland President Graham Williamson told Corporate Jet Investor that ACASS Ireland can offer two components that complement the other ACASS products and services. “Ireland adds a fully Commercial AOC in Europe that can manage aircraft for HNWI [High Net Worth Individuals] and corporate clients who need European registration under an EASA certificate. 

The Challenger 605 can achieve a high speed of 870 km/h (470 ktas) or 785 km/h (424 ktas) for long range cruise with a cabin length of 25 feet, 7 inches (7.80 m), powered by two General Electric CF34-3B engines with 8,729 pounds of thrust, up to 4,047 nm operating under NBAA IFR with 4 passengers.

ACASS Ireland anticipates further aircraft joining the fleet over the remainder of 2020.

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