Accreditations, Memberships and Licences
InstoneAir is a member of various aviation, animal transport and welfare bodies and has links to government agricultural departments. This enables us to keep right up to date with the latest regulations and protocols which constantly alter.
ATA – Animal Transportation Association
The Air Charter Association
IATA – Strategic Partnership Programme
IATA CASS – Cargo Accounts Settlement System
IPATA – International Pet and Animal Transportation Association
RTA – Racehorse Transporters Association
CAA/EASA POA Part 21G (Production Organisation Approval) UK.21G.2626
CAA/EASA Part 145 (Maintenance Organisation Approval) UK 145.01320
EASA ADOA (Alternative Design Organisation Approval)
EASA TSOs (European Technical Standard Order)
EASA STCs (Supplementary Type Certificates)
FAA STCs – various
CAA ‘E’ numbers – various
AQIS Approved Quarantine Directive. Licence OS025
UK AEO (Authorised Economic Operator)
UK DEFRA Type 2 Animal Transporter Authorisation
UK Department of Transport Regulated Agent
EASA: European Aviation Safety Agency
CAA: UK Civil Aviation Authority
FAA: USA Federal Aviation Administration
AQIS: Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (Now Dept of Agriculture and Water Resources – AUS GOV)
DEFRA: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (UK GOV)
InstoneAir stalls have been used on many of the world’s leading airlines including:
Air China Cargo
Air New Zealand
Malaysian Airline System
Nippon Cargo Airlines
Royal Jordanian Airline
Saudi Arabian Airlines
InstoneAir is endorsed by and works closely with the leading bloodstock shipping agents, racing organisations and airlines around the world. Every day there is a horse flying on either a charter or scheduled service arranged by InstoneAir, utilising horse stalls designed by us.
The Company Head Office is in the UK with an operations office in Los Angeles. In addition, the Company utilises maintenance bases in Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Sydney.
Horses have been transported in aircraft and horsestalls provided by InstoneAir for many leading races and events round the world, including:
The Breeders’ Cup
Hong Kong Invitation Cup
Dubai World Cup
Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club
Australian Jockey Club
Dubai Ruling Family (Janah)
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Japanese Racing Association
Macau Jockey Club
Singapore Turf Club
The leading bloodstock shipping agents
It is important that the designer / builder / owner / supplier of horse containers has full products and liability insurance.
InstoneAir holds full aviation legal liability insurance world-wide and products liability.
This covers damage to aircraft, premises, personnel and third parties. It does not cover the horses but livestock insurance can be arranged on request.