Press Release - ACE TO THE RESCUE
Feb 08, 2006
Flight 41 will depart Anchorage at 3:00 a.m., providing timely and reliable service to all locations en route and returning to Anchorage at 2:15 p.m.
"ACE’s fleet of Beech 1900 aircraft are ideally suited for cargo service both in this market and at this scale," said Todd Wallace, ACE Director of Sales and Customer Services. "We’re thrilled to be able to offer consistent, reliable cargo service to these Southeast Alaska locations again, and we enjoy offering service to both the post office as well as our cargo customers."
ACE is Alaska’s largest scheduled all-cargo airline. The airline was founded in 1988 and has 65 full-time employees. ACE uses four Beech 1900 all-cargo aircraft to fly regular and charter flights across the state.
Aug 08, 2005
Alaskan residents are overwhelmingly dependent on air cargo service and Todd exemplifies concern about those people and his role as an extension of their family, as well as their economic network. As the Director of Sales and Customer Service for ACE, Todd contributes greatly to creating and sharing the company philosophy. Todd, definitely has a lot to share. In his 29 years in the air transport and cargo business in Alaska, Todd knows that people and companies are counting on the commitments made by their carrier. Todd’s mantra is that "there is not one solution for all customers, that customers are real people depending on the consideration and service of those in the air cargo industry". He tirelessly works with the ACE staff and station agents to keep this foremost in everyone’s minds each and every day. More>>
July 14, 2005
June 14, 2005
Anchorage: ACE Air Cargo flew an injured seal pup 800 miles from Dutch Harbor to Anchorage for treatment at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.
Dutch Harbor residents found the four- to five-week old pup on a beach early May 19 and watched her all day to keep local dogs and predators away.
Reid Brewer, a Dutch Harbor-based University of Alaska Fairbanks Marine Animal Program biologist, examined the pup and feared she wouldn’t survive the night.
He called ACE, and ACE team members Greg Hawthorne and Lia Porras helped him load the pup into a portable dog kennel for shipment to Anchorage.
An Alaska SeaLife Center technician met ACE Flight 65 in Anchorage to pick up the pup, assess her condition and start hydrating her immediately. The examination showed that the pup’s body temperature was normal, which was crucial for recovery.
"I credit ACE’s staff completely for her temperature because they kept the plane warm enough for the entire flight," said Tim Lebling, Alaska SeaLife Center stranding coordinator.
Lebling said the pup was very dehydrated when she arrived at the Alaska SeaLife Center. She suffered from "moderate emaciation" and marine animal specialists estimated that she had not eaten for at least 24–to-48 hours, and she may have been separated from her mother even longer. She also had a cut under one eye that needed treatment.
SeaLife Center employees dubbed their new patient Twister, following a practice of naming incoming animals after favorite games. Other rescued animals include Jenga the sea otter and Scrabble the harbor seal.
Twister is gaining weight and has graduated to eating whole fish. SeaLife Center officials anticipate Twister will be well enough to return to her Dutch Harbor home by late summer.
"We’ll definitely fly Twister with ACE for her return to Dutch Harbor. The crew was very considerate of her special needs during the flight to Anchorage," said Lebling, "Working with ACE was wonderful. It’s comforting to have an airline that is sensitive to wildlife. It made the trip stress-free."
Alaska SeaLife Center officials thank ACE for helping save Twister and they ask you to call 888.774.SEAL (7375) if you find a stranded marine animal.
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