Alaska Central Express
|Operating bases||Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport|
Alaska Central Express (IATA: KO, ICAO: AER, Call sign: Ace Air) is an airline based at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. It is an Alaskan-owned cargo and small package express service. Its main base is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
The airline was created in 1996 when the certificate was bought from the Part 135 operator Alaska Central Express formerly located in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Much of the original pilots, staff, mechanics, and equipment including three Raytheon Beechcraft 1900Cs came from MarkAir Express, a subsidiarity of the bankrupt "MarkAir" . In 2007 with the purchase of N115AX a 'combi' Passenger/Cargo Beech 1900C, ACE Air Cargo began charter passenger flights. As of present, Alaska Central Express owns seven airplanes with plans for future expansion.
Alaska Central Express operates freight services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (at January 2005): Anchorage, Aniak, Atmautluak, Bethel, Chefornak, Chevak, Cold Bay, Dillingham, Dutch Harbor, Eek, Hooper Bay, Juneau, Ketchikan, King Salmon, Kipnuk, Kodiak, Kongiganak, Kwigillingok, Marshall, Newtok, Nightmute, Petersburg, Port Heiden, Quinhagak, Sand Point, Scammon Bay, Sitka, St George Island, St Paul Island, Togiak, Toksook Bay, Tuntutuliak, Tununak, Wrangell and Yakutat.
The Alaska Central Express fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2014):
|Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner||7|
Accidents and incidents
On 22 January 2010, an Alaska Central Express Beechcraft 1900C operating as Flight 22 crashed in the sea off the end of the runway seconds after taking off at Sand Point airport, killing both crew.
On March 8, 2013 ACE Beech 1900C (N116AX) operating as Flight 51 from King Salmon (PAKN) to Dillingham (PADL) crashed near the Muklung Hills-Aleknagik, the only two persons on board, captain and copilot, perished.
- "Contact Us." Alaska Central Express. Retrieved on January 24, 2010.
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 72.
- National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report of accident involving Beechcraft 1900C registration N112AX retrieved 2010-03-28
- "Crash: ACE Air Cargo B190 at Sand Point on Jan 22nd 2010, lost height after takeoff". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 2010-06-12.