Bermuda based Longtail Aviation, which has acquired an all-cargo aircraft in early 2020 and plans to grow its cargo fleet, recently signed up to CHAMP Cargosystems' customs compliance solution, Traxon Global Customs (TGC).
Image courtesy CHAMP Cargosystems
With its global expansion, declaring shipments to multiple countries with different filing requirements would be an administrative burden for Longtail Aviation. The carrier requires a solution to automate and efficiently handle any customs requirements it faces now, or in future. TGC will assist in this as it automates the Advance Customs Information filing to 62 customs authorities through a single gateway. The solution adapts quickly to the latest country customs requirements and enables efficient, secure, and accurate information exchange in line with the customs authorities’ requirements - regardless of format, communications protocols and processing rules.
“Customs filings can be a difficult and time-consuming part of air cargo,” said Martin Amick, Chief Executive Officer at Longtail Aviation, “but it must be done accurately and on time. Traxon Global Customs gives us the tool to accomplish this task easily and efficiently – without the hassle of added steps. This enhancement will assist us in raising our operations to the next level.”
“We are delighted to serve Longtail Aviation with more solutions,” said Fred Werginz, Commercial Head of North America at CHAMP Cargosystems. “It is a privilege to know our solutions are helping a young carrier grow in the air cargo supply chain.”
Longtail Aviation also uses CHAMP’s Weight & Balance load planning solution.
Headquartered in Bermuda, Longtail Aviation was founded in 2003 as an aircraft management company and charter operator. Longtail's initial fleet consisted of a Falcon 900B and a Westwind. Longtail has operated VVIP Boeing BBJ's beginning in 2015. Although there are approximately 750 Bermuda-registered aircraft worldwide, for over 16 years Longtail Aviation has held the world's only Bermuda AOC. Longtail conducts Commercial Air Transport operations under Part 121 of the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements and holds FAR 129 and CCAR 129 approvals. Longtail is also licensed by Canada as a foreign air carrier and holds EASA TCO approval.
The Bermuda register and the Longtail AOC are unique, as an aircraft that is being registered in Bermuda and added to Longtail’s AOC does not need to come to Bermuda for its airworthiness inspection.
CHAMP Cargosystems provides the most comprehensive range of integrated IT solutions and distribution services for the air cargo transport chain. The portfolio spans core management systems, messaging services, and eCargo solutions. These include applications to meet customs and security requirements, quality optimization as well as e-freight and mobility needs. The products and services are well known under the Cargospot, Traxon and Logitude brands.
The company serves over 200 airlines and GSAs and links these with some 3,000 forwarders and GHAs worldwide. CHAMP Cargosystems is headquartered in Luxembourg and operates offices in London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Manila, Singapore and Atlanta. The company serves over 200 airlines and GSAs and links these with some 3,000 forwarders and GHAs worldwide.