Air Cargo Germany

  • Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt -Hahn

Air Cargo Germany, shortly ACG, was a German cargo airline based and based on the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.


The airline was founded in June 2008 and received on 14 July 2009 Air Operator Certificate, the Air Cargo Germany entitled her to transport cargo and mail by commercial traffic. The Management Committee consisted of the former LTU manager Thomas Homering and Michael Schaecher, who was responsible for various management positions at DHL Global Forwarding and Panalpina. Shareholders were 51% of the ACG mbH and 49% by the Volga Dnepr Logistics BV

In September 2009, ACG has received the approval for scheduled flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai. On October 1, 2009, the first scheduled flight to Dubai and Beirut launched.

Since the end of March 2012, the airline was 49% owned by the Volga-Dnepr Group. In this context, the base should be increased at the home airport Frankfurt -Hahn to additional aircraft. In the first months of 2013, from January to March, accounted for approximately one -fifth of the cargo traffic at Frankfurt-Hahn airport to the ACG.

On April 19, 2013, the adjustment of flight operations, it was announced the operating license of the company rested ever since. As a result, the insolvency proceedings were opened on 1 July 2013. In the context of insolvency proceedings was announced that ACG during its operation each a loan of 5 million euros to the operating company of the airport Frankfurt -Hahn ( from debt to arise ) and 2009 in the state of Rhineland -Palatinate, on the Investment and Development Bank of Rhineland -Palatinate, has taken advantage of. These loans have partly already written off the lender. To resume flight operations, potential investors went from a capital requirement of 30 million to 50 million euros. Beginning of September 2013 it was announced that the negotiations had failed with new investors. As a result, all employees were laid off and the leased aircraft returned.


Air Cargo Germany availed especially long distance, both in the charter and scheduled services. She took to the air services on April 19, 2013 the transport of dangerous goods, heavy and oversized cargo items, perishable goods and live animals transport. All transports were carried out according to the international regulations of ICAO.


As of August 2013 the fleet of Air Cargo Germany consisted of two cargo aircraft:

  • 4 Boeing 747- 400F

Two of the machines came from the fleet of China Airlines. The conversions of former passenger aircraft took place at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv by the company Israel Aerospace Industries. The first aircraft with the aircraft registration D - ACGA was adopted on 12 February 2009 and ended on February 25, 2009 at the home airport Frankfurt -Hahn. The second machine (D - ACFTU ) came on 14 July 2009 at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, to be painted in the colors of the ACG, and was transferred to Frankfurt Hahn on July 24, 2009. The third aircraft, a leased Boeing 747- 400SF from the holdings of the Dutch Martinair was taken on May 12, 2010 in Frankfurt -Hahn and approved by the Luftfahrt -Bundesamt with the registration D- ACGC. On September 11, 2010 ACG had taken a fourth freighter (D - ACGD ) of type 747- 400SF, also from the collections of Martinair. As part of the bankruptcy, both Martinair aircraft were returned again.


  • On September 21, 2010, a Boeing 747- 400SF the heavily damaged ACG (D - ACGD ) in Hong Kong, when the left landing gear buckled before the start. One of the runways was then closed for several hours. The aircraft had only recently been taken over by the Dutch Martinair and been overtaken in Revima in French Caudebec -en- Caux and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in Amsterdam.