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Prescott Acquires Third CASA CN-235 for Air Charter Operations

MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/14 -- This week, the Prescott Support Company accepted its third CN-235 (N506KM) aircraft. The rugged and dependable CASA joins Prescott's existing fleet, and according to Don Terrill, a member of the Company's senior management team, "it represents an important milestone as we continue to build our reputation and capability to provide reliable and right-sized solutions to both our U.S. and international customers."

The CN-235 is a medium-range, twin-engine, transport airplane jointly developed by Construcciones Aeronauticas SA (CASA) and Indonesian Aerospace (IPTN). First taking to the skies in November 1983, the CASA CN-235 entered commercial operations in March 1988 as a regional airliner and transport aircraft. Since then, the airplane has been a huge success in both military and cargo transport markets earning its reputation for mission versatility and operational reliability while working across a full range of environments with minimal support and at low operating costs. There are over two hundred and thirty CN-235 aircraft currently in service worldwide.

Prescott operates the CN-235 under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulation Part 135. When configured as a dedicated freighter, the aircraft is certificated to carry 7,500 pounds of cargo while cruising at speeds over 286 miles per hour. Additionally, the Spanish-built CN-235 is engineered with a 'quick-change' interior allowing the aircraft to be quickly transitioned to carry thirty passengers as a regional airliner.

The Prescott Support Company is a U.S. FAA certificated, Part 121 Supplemental Carrier and a global provider of tailored passenger and cargo transportation services. The company specializes in the movement of time-critical, high-value and outsized cargo currently operating the Lockheed L100-30 Hercules and twin turboprop CASA CN-235 aircraft while serving commercial clients and Fortune 500 companies, state and federal government agencies, as well as select freight forwarders and international relief organizations. With more than 240 years of combined international aviation experience, Prescott's senior management team is uniquely able to offer customized air transportation solutions and express delivery services to locations worldwide. When your logistics plans and air freight requirements demand secure, reliable and responsive delivery whether it is outsized, time-sensitive, or hard to do, we'll get you there On Time -- Anytime, Every Time.

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