Air Partner soars with RSPB’s Eagles

Charter specialist, Air Partner Freight, has worked with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland to fly six live whitetailed sea eagle chicks from Alesund in Norway to Edinburgh as part of a major translocation project.


Air Partner soars with RSPB’s Eagles


Charter specialist, Air Partner Freight, has worked with The Royal
Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland to fly six live whitetailed sea eagle chicks from Alesund in Norway to Edinburgh as part of a major translocation project. Now in its sixth year, the East Scotland Sea Eagle Project is a partnership between RSPB
Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland, and aims to reintroduce the species back to the east coast of Scotland following successful reintroductions to the west
coast in the 1970s and ‘90s. The 2012 year reintroduction was financed by Heritage Lottery.

“Aviation logistics are never easy, and when you’ve got live cargo to transport, it is particularly important to ensure that everything goes smoothly,” said Air Partner account manager Lindon
Cooper. “We adapted the aircraft to ensure that the cabin was kept as dark as possible, and that noise was kept to a minimum. The cabin temperature also had to be controlled at 14 degrees Celsius
to maintain optimum conditions. Air Partner has worked with RSPB Scotland before and we were delighted to leverage our experience to help them ensure that the eaglets had a safe flight.”