In 1986, Air Cargo Carriers began flying 3,500 lb. capacity Shorts Skyvan aircraft, and grew to a fleet of 5 planes.
In 1990, Shorts SD-30 aircraft were added to the Air Cargo Carriers’ fleet.
By 1994, the company had 11 total aircraft in its fleet. And in 1995, Shorts 360’s were acquired by the company.
In 1994 the avionics and instrument division of Air Cargo Carriers is called Milwaukee Avionics & Instruments. MAI was formed, providing Avionics & Instrument repairs.
In 2001, ACC began operating in the Caribbean, and by 2003 ACC had 21 aircraft in its fleet.
The company also has the largest Shorts parts inventories in the world. Read more about the history of ACC here.
ACC operates a full-service maintenance base with 2 hangars at General Mitchell International Airport, in Milwaukee WI. The company also operates a satellite maintenance facility in Punta Gorda, Florida.
An Air Cargo Carriers Short Brothers 330 aircraft working as a feeder for the United Parcel Service suffered a wing strike and crashed while attempting to land at Yeager airport in Charleston, West Virginia on May 5, 2017. The pilot and the co-pilot were killed.