Global Ferry Service
Shepherd Aero ferry and delivery services highlights:
We ensure coverage of every operational detail
FULL RANGE OF SERVICE OPTIONS
Customized service to meet your requirements
Flat Rate, Full Service
A simple yet comprehensive flat price based on equipment size, number of crew, and continent pair. We take operational control of the aircraft and transport it from one corner of the world to another.
Assisted Ferry Service
Client-supplied crew members enjoy Shepherd Aero full service, turnkey dispatch and coordination throughout the trip. We can make the delivery of an aircraft into a trip of a lifetime.
LOA / DISPATCH Service
Approved operators can conduct ferry flights under our short-term LOAs for airspace approvals, but choose to handle the coordination of fuel and handling themselves. This is not for the faint of heart but is a useful tool for experienced operators who just want the regulatory support without the full-service option. This service can also be combined with our à la carte dispatch service.
WHY CHOOSE SHEPHERD AERO?
A ferry service is often the best solution for an aircraft owner who needs to transport a plane around the world for maintenance or repositioning. These international trips can be logistically complex and inconvenient, but Shepherd Aero does this every day and we know what it takes to get these trips completed safely, efficiently, and on budget.
Proper Care of Your Aircraft
When it comes to ferry flights, it’s important to use a professional service to ensure that your aircraft is transported safely and through cost-effective methods. Not every pilot has the proper skills and experience to effectively ferry a client’s aircraft, especially in international airspace.
Since 2006, Shepherd Aero has been moving turbine aircraft across the world for brokers, OEMs, buyers, and sellers. The broker industry has come to rely on the turnkey service, diligent care, and organizational strength behind our ferry services. We are Ferry Experts.
Shepherd is vertically integrated and handles all elements of a ferry flight in-house. We do not engage outside vendors for flight planning, survival equipment, weather, customs coordination, or airspace approvals. Our in-house dispatch, survival equipment and trip support also improves service to our clients and reduces costs.
High Volume Discounts
Shepherd Aero dwarfs most corporate operators in purchased fuel volume. We quote each fuel stop against every contract provider and have direct credit accounts and discounts with global ground handlers to minimize cost. Our regular navigation of domestic and international ferry routes allows for direct knowledge of regional fuel cost fluctuations and operational flexibility.
RVSM and NAT HLA Approvals
With only one-week lead time, ferry aircraft can be added to the Shepherd Aero fleet approvals for RVSM, NAT HLA, and other performance airspace privileges. Overall, the fuel savings from this service alone usually outweighs our service costs.