Airschott Inc. leads ace pilot programme

At the beginning of January 2016, AIRSCHOTT, a member of The COOP in Washington DC, was the only Customs Entry filer in the USA submitting Customs Entries on the ACE platform for goods regulated by BATFE and TTB (see chart below). The only one! And, they’d been doing it for months. They are also “Live” in the DoT/NHTSA, FDA and Lacey Act ACE/PGA Pilots.

“Whilst I may be biased, it is my opinion that we are, arguably, the most experienced Customs Broker in the nation when it comes to filing PGA entries in ACE. In the “Race to ACE”, which becomes mandatory on 28 February, we’re leading,”said AIRSCHOTT President Bob Schott.
He continued, “My deep, personal appreciation goes to the highly dedicated and professional AIRSCHOTT staff members who are working above and beyond their usual tasks to engage with various levels of personnel across numerous government agencies helping to perfect the government’s interconnectivity while honing their own skills in the new environment. 
“Considerable credit and appreciation go to our software provider, WiseTech Global, without whose commitment to being on the cutting edge of the migration to ACE in their software program, CargoWise One, our progress would not have been possible. They embraced the new programming early and have been making programming changes almost daily ever since, as per the daily changes from CBP and the PGAs. It has been challenging and WiseTech Global has been up to the challenge.” 
If AIRSCHOTT are your Customs Broker and your goods are eligible for Entry through ACE, they are probably being entered through ACE already.
The team welcome any agents with comments, questions or concerns to get in touch with them.

Airschott INC ships unmanned aircraft

AIRSCHOTT INC, a member of The COOP in Washington DC, has on numerous occasions in recent years, shipped ‘The Zephyr’, a solar powered unmanned aircraft worth a whopping US$2,000,000 from the UK to remote military test sites in the USA and back again


The shipping of such important and sophisticated technology is not something given to just any freight forwarder – AIRSCHOTT INC. was the perfect choice as the handling of such sensitive shipments has been the hallmark of their activities since the company was founded in 1977.

The team chose to use for the most part, POLAR AIR and HAPAG LLOYD loading the Zephyr onto airline pallets or onto 40′ flat racks with ground support equipment stuffed into 20 and 40 dry boxes.

In addition, the team arranged packing, crating and HAZMAT packing/certification and loading of containers/flat racks, much of which was done in remote desert or mountain sites.

The COOP would like to congratulate AIRSCHOTT INC. on a job well done and invite members with shipments in Washington DC, to get in touch with the team.  

Fadi – Jean Zakka