ACMI provider. Under an ACMI — or wet lease — contract, customers receive a dedicated aircraft that is crewed, maintained and insured by AirCharter in exchange for agreed-upon rates and levels of operation, enabling customers to take advantage of our scale and efficiencies to expand their presence in the world’s cargo markets. By having Air Charter source you a dedicated aircraft – carrying your passengers or cargo on your schedules to your destinations – you can effectively grow your capacity and capitalize on the air transportation market – without taking on exposure to fluctuations in the value of owned aircraft or a long-term commitment related to crews and maintenance. At the same time, you’re able to focus on your core competencies and generate value for your customers. Under individually tailored ACMI leases, customers assume marketing and direct operating expenses, including fuel, cargo and landing fees.The benefits of our ACMI services are numerous:
- A variety of different aircraft types fleet that can carry your passenger or cargo for any industry, with new-generation aircraft models.
- High-quality capacity without significant investment.
- Flexibility to adjust for operations and market demand.
- Early access to new markets and growth.
- Seamless integration into your own cargo network.
- Guaranteed aircraft availability.
(aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance)
If you are looking to try an aircraft out without buying, or if you need access to a private aircraft for a limited time, AirCharter’s “Try Before You Buy” program may be the solution. This short term lease program is an alternative to buying or chartering. Jets can be leased for any duration of your choice – 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, or longer. The service can be useful in a variety of different situations, from those who require all of the benefits of aircraft ownership but without the worry of depreciation, to banks and financial institutions who’d like to earn income from under-used or re-possessed assets, and operators wanting to add aircraft to their fleet without having to buy an aircraft.
AirCharter offers a variety of different aircraft in the Try Before You Buy program – everything is completely customized. AirCharter spends time understanding the needs, requirements and missions of a client. Once they’ve figured out the appropriate aircraft for the situation, they’ll either offer one in inventory or seek the right one. The following aircraft are currently available: Global Express, Challenger 601, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Hawker 800, Gulfstream GIII, Gulfstream GIV, Gulstream GV, Gulfstream G550, Falcon 900B, Falcon 900EX, Falcon 7X, Citation XL, and Phenom 300.
Clients can also choose to lease both with and without the crew. Here are some pricing examples from recent transactions. The “Dry Lease” is a lease of just the aircraft without crew, maintenance, insurance etc, an “ACMI” lease includes the Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance:
Dry Lease: $60,000 Per Month
ACMI: $215,000 Per Month (Up To 50 Block Hours)
Dry Lease: $75,000 Per Month
ACMI: $290,000 Per Month (Up to 50 Block Hours)
Dry Lease: $110,000 Per Month
ACMI: $330,000 Per Month (Up to 50 Block Hours)
Dry Lease: $265,000 Per Month
ACMI: $475,000 Per Month (Up To 50 Block Hours)
Once the client goes through the process, the deal can usually be turned around and an aircraft supplied within 2-3 weeks. During the lease period AirCharter will supply a monthly report of operating costs to provide a true evaluation of the aircraft and its operational pricing.
Our ACMI services are backed up by 24-hour global support, including central AOG and parts support; systems operation and dispatch; central crew scheduling; IT support; and sales and operations teams around the world.
To learn more about the value and benefits of ACMI services from Air Charter, please contact us.