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

Airbus A321-253Neo

18-19/11/21 - ferry flight project from Florida USA to Central Europe for a long term Ireland based customer. Full support provided including fuel, flight planning, overfly/landing permits and ground support co-ordination.

Airbus A319-113

03/11/21 - Ferry flight project from Greece to Czech Republic on behalf of a long term Ireland based customer.

Bombardier Q400

04/11/21 - Ferry flight project from Europe to Cameroon for a long term European based customer.

Boeing 777-300ER

19/10/21 - Ferry flight project from Netherlands to USA for a long term US based customer. Services included flight planning, ground handling, JETA1, permits and general logistical planning.

Boeing 757-200

15/10/21 - Ferry flight project from USA to China on behalf of a long term US based customer. Photo courtesy of HNL RareBirds.

Gulfstream GLF4

06/10/21 - Providing full ops planning support for a privately operated GLF4 from South Africa to UAE.

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