Aero Contractors (United States)
On May 31, 2005, the New York Times reported that the company was heavily involved in extraordinary rendition, the transport of terrorism suspects to countries where they can be interrogated to extract information. An Aero Contractors plane was used in the transport of Khalid El-Masri, a German citizen who was pulled from a bus on the Serbia-Macedonia border and held for three weeks. He was drugged and beaten before being flown to Afghanistan on a Boeing Business Jet operated by Aero Contractors. El-Masri was released after five months.
Aero Corporations allegedly operates under several different shell companies, including Stevens Express Leasing, Inc., Premier Executive Transport Services, Aviation Specialties, Inc., and Devon Holding and Leasing, Inc. 
- C.I.A. Expanding Terror Battle Under Guise of Charter Flights
- European Parliament Working Document No 4 on the flights operated by the CIA in Europe
- Trevor Paglen and AC Thompson, Publisher: Melville House (October 1, 2006), English, ISBN 1-933633-09-3 and ISBN 978-1-933633-09-1
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