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Trust your Dangerous Goods in our Safe Hands.
Private Air Charters - Flex Air Charters

Hazardous Cargo Charter

Cargo shipments involving dangerous goods require a specialist skill set and special permits to ensure safe transportation. This includes a comprehensive understanding of all 9 classes of hazardous cargo, airline routing restrictions, and the latest ICAO and IATA regulations. We understand the importance of sourcing the correct aircraft licensed to carry such sensitive freight including obtaining required overflight permits, landing permits, and diplomatic clearances. Our customers enjoy the peace of mind that every detail of their cargo flight has been examined by cargo transfer specialists to prevent any delay caused by improper packaging or document discrepancy. Trust Flex Air Charters to get the job done right the first time, every time.

Find out more about transporting Dangerous Goods by calling 1-888-722-0776 today.

What Cargo classifies as Dangerous Goods?

Cargo is classified as “dangerous” if it is a harsh chemical, flammable, toxic, explosive, or otherwise has the potential to cause harm if mishandled. From magnetic materials to radioactive elements, corrosive to explosive, if such cargo is present then it is classified as “Dangerous Goods” under UN and local regulations. Our affiliates are licensed to transport HAZMAT air cargo that complies with 49 CFR nationally and the International Air Transport Association, internationally. HAZMAT services are authorized and overseen by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Vehicles - Hazardous Cargo Charter

Vehicles and Heavy Machinery

Dangerous goods can also refer to vehicles and heavy machinery that are transported by air. These vehicles must abide by very strict rules and regulations, including: possession of a signed declaration by entity with a certificate to carry/transport dangerous goods, power of attorney from sender, no more than ¼ level of fuel in the fuel tank during the transport process, disconnected batteries and bare wire connections isolated.


HAZMAT - Hazardous Cargo Charter

HAZMAT and Radioactive Materials

HAZMAT is defined as any material that can pose a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment, and that is compliant with 49 CFR and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). HAZMAT cargo charters require specific flight plans and permissions to ensure both public safety and airline safety. Transporting such cargo by air is regulated by ICAO Technical Instructions (you can find more details at the ICAO website).

How should these Dangerous Goods be shipped?

Hazardous Cargo Charters are often the safest solution for the transport for such dangerous goods, due to the necessary degree of security and safety required. A Flex Air Charters hazardous cargo charter specialist can quickly determine, on a case-by-case basis, the regulations and necessary steps to transport any type of hazardous material, dangerous goods or explosives by air, all we need is the UN number, Class (if known) and the commodity nomenclature along with the total pieces, dimensions and weights.

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Dangerous Goods Classifications

Flex Air Charters affiliates are given a strict pre-screening ensuring they hold the IOSA certification - IATA Operational Safety Audit, the highest safety certification in aviation safety. This ensures they are authorized transporters of all nine classes of dangerous goods including:

  • Explosives | Flammable Liquids | Flammable and Combustible Solids

  • Oxidizing Agents and Organic Peroxides | Toxic and Infectious Substances

  • Radioactive Substances | Corrosive Substances | Gases

The Flex Air Charters Difference

From the start of your coordination with Flex Air Charters for your specialty air charter, you will be given a personal agent to handle your flight from beginning to end. By utilizing their expertise with dangerous goods, each step of this process will be taken with the utmost care including preparations for retrieval, classification, packing, shipping, and delivery of all your hazardous materials. There are numerous precautions taken in the shipping of hazardous or dangerous goods by air.

  • Communication:

    From the first phone call you will be consistently updated on your cargo charter. When shipping hazardous materials, it is imperative that you know where your cargo is at all times and how it is being handled.

  • Coordination:

    We will assist in the coordination, classification, certification and packaging requirements of your cargo. Each detail is meticulously addressed to ensure no issues arise from local governing bodies from the time of loading, unloading and during the flight of your hazardous cargo charter.

  • Inspection:

    We can schedule the proper and mandated inspections of your cargo at the loading and unloading of the aircraft. This will also include the proper filings for documentation of discrepancies, exceptions and in the event damage occurs.

  • Choice of Aircraft:

    Flex Air Charters has a global reach ensuring that you receive the best care and most suitable aircraft for your hazardous cargo charter. We work hand in hand with state, federal and local operators and agencies to guarantee your cargo is in compliance with any restrictions and variations.

  • Ground & In-flight Crew:

    Ground crew can be provided to overlook the loading, unloading and carriage of the dangerous materials throughout the charter process. You may also schedule an on board courier to accompany your cargo during the flight.

  • Personalized Service:

    Your personal account representative will orchestrate the delivery of your hazardous materials, including into any remote destinations or countries with required approvals needed to allow over flight and importation of dangerous goods.

  • Communication:

    From the first phone call, you will be consistently updated on your cargo charter. When shipping hazardous materials, it is imperative that you know where your cargo is at all times and how it is being handled.

  • Coordination:

    We will assist in the coordination, classification, certification and packaging requirements of your cargo. Each detail is meticulously addressed to ensure no issues arise from local governing bodies from the time of loading, unloading and during the flight of your hazardous cargo charter.

  • Inspection:

    We can schedule the proper and mandated inspections of your cargo at the loading and unloading of the aircraft. This will also include the proper filings for documentation of discrepancies, exceptions and in the event, damage occurs.

  • Choice of Aircraft:

    Flex Air Charters has a global reach ensuring that you receive the best care and most suitable aircraft for your hazardous cargo charter. We work hand in hand with state, federal and local operators and agencies to guarantee your cargo complies with any restrictions and variations.

  • Ground & In-flight Crew:

    Ground crew can be provided to overlook the loading, unloading and carriage of the dangerous materials thrGround crew can be provided to overlook the loading, unloading and carriage of the dangerous materials throughout the charter process. You may also schedule an on board courier to accompany your cargo during the flight.

  • Personalized Service:

    Your personal account representative will orchestrate the delivery of your hazardous materials, including into any remote destinations or countries with required approvals needed to allow over flight and importation of dangerous goods.

Call 1-888-722-0776 for Dangerous Goods Shipping Services.
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