Air Charter Service appoints Ruan Courtney as managing director
Ruan Courtney takes-over from Tony Bauckham at Air Charter Service.
Air Charter Service, an international aircraft charter provider, has named Ruan Courtney as the new managing director of the company.
Courtney is promoted from the position of group director in ACS’s executive jet division and replaces long-standing managing director, Tony Bauckham, who will remain at ACS for one year providing counsel as joint managing director to aid Courtney’s transition.
Chris Leach, chairman and founder of ACS, said: “Ruan has been with us since 1997 and has worked across almost every department in the company. He has the experience and knowledge necessary to carry on the great work Tony has been doing and I am confident that together with our new vice chairman, Justin Bowman, he can take the company to new heights.”
“I would like to sincerely thank Tony for his contribution and continued commitment to ACS,” added Leach. “There is no doubt in my mind that we would not be the globally successful company we are today without his hard work and I’m honoured to have been able to work together so successfully with such a close friend.”
Leach said Ruan will concentrate on “implementing the strategy that Justin and I set out, as well as continuing to oversee ACS’s worldwide executive jets divisions.”
Air Charter Service recently launched the Lindbergh Card in conjuntion with Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, which was designed to allow card holders to charter a private jet from anywhere in the world using an online booking system.