Originally established by Andy Farmer in 1998 as Air Freelance, the company was set up to supply ground staff to airlines on short term contracts such as maternity leave cover, new project support etc.

Using over 38 years of experience and knowledge, the company developed over the years and then re-branded in 2014 as af-aviation.

We are an independent operations support and ferry flight service provider, specialising in the support of Airbus, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer and ATR aircraft. Narrow-body types such as the Embraer 145/170/190 family, Boeing B737, B727, B757, the ATR42/72 range and Airbus family of aircraft are all supported on a regular basis. Wide-body aircraft projects include the Boeing 767, B777 and B747 types, as well as Airbus A330, A300 and A340.

We support a whole range of aircraft types, and not just airliners.

In addition to ferry flight planning, services are also provided to a number of private aircraft operators & owners on a regular basis with aircraft types such as the Cessna Citation range, Pilatus PC12, Embraer business jets, Boeing BBJ’s and Bombardier Challenger and GLEX aircraft.

We provide a personalised aircraft movement planning service around the world 365 days a year to assist airlines, aircraft leasing companies and aircraft owners with ferry flights, acceptance or demonstration flights and post maintenance test flights.

Services are provided for all aircraft types and registers, and includes in-house provision of flight planning, fuel uplift, overflight / landing permissions, flight tracking and ground handling arrangements thus ensuring operations are supported efficiently and cost effectively in any part of the world.

  • Delivery flights
  • Acceptance or demonstration flights
  • Post-maintenance and/or end of lease ferry flights
  • Test flights
  • Observation flights
  • General aviation & corporate jet flights
  • Aircraft repossession assistance

Total confidentiality and discretion is key to our business philosophy. We take a proactive approach and work very closely with our customers to provide the solution they want, need and deserve.

We treat your asset as if it is our own – with care and pride – and this extends to the vendors and suppliers we use who will service and support your aircraft whilst on the ground.

We guarantee a very personal service from start to end.

Latest Projects

Beech Baron 58

21-23/-7/21 - Ferry flight project from USA to Estonia for a long term US based customer. Services included flight planning, AVGAS supply, ground services co-ordination and general logistical planning.

Embraer Phenom 100

21-23/07/21 - Ferry flight project from USA to UK for a US based customer.


14-18/07/21 - Ferry flight project from Indonesia to Denmark for a long standing Denmark based customer. Full ops support provided including permits, ground services, JETA1, flight planning and general logistical support.


16/07/21 - Ferry flight planning assistance for a US internal post maintenance trip on behalf of one of our best Ireland based customers.

Airbus A330-343

09/07/21 - Ferry flight project from Spain to France, via Switzerland for a long term Ireland based customer.

Airbus A330-243

09-10/07/21 - Ferry flight project from Melbourne, Australia to France for a long term Ireland based customer. Support provided included flight planning, ground services co-ordination, JETA1, permits and general logistic support.

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