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Air Cargo Carriers
is a cargo airline
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based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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. It was established in 1986 and operates contract feeder cargo services for UPS
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. Air Cargo Carriers, Inc. is the largest civilian operator of Shorts aircraft
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in the world. Its main base of operations is General Mitchell International Airport
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ACC also has Supplemental Type Certificates (STC's). Air Cargo has developed or purchased STC's that allow for the conversion of the aircraft from passenger to cargo configurations and for unique modifications to the Short SD3-30 and SD3-60 aircraft that improve their value and effectiveness as cargo aircraft. All of the Air Cargo Short SD3-30 and SD3-60 aircraft have been converted from a passenger configuration to cargo with an expanded cargo door and strengthened flat floor for quick and easy loading of cargo. In addition to owning the STC's for the conversion to cargo for the Shorts Aircraft, Air Cargo performs the conversions in house.
The avionics and instrument division is called Milwaukee Avionics & Instruments. Air Cargo also has one of the largest Shorts parts inventories in the world.
The Air Cargo Carriers fleet includes the following aircraft (as of June 2007) :
- 9 Short SD3-30
- 14 Short SD3-60-200
- 7 Short SD3-60-300
- 1 Beechcraft King Air
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