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What is ACMI leasing?

ACMI stands for Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance.

Depending on where you are in the world, the definition of ACMI may differ slightly. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) focuses on the Wet Lease element – a lease where the Lessor provides an Aircraft with Crew, Maintenance and Insurance. The aircraft is operated under the AOC of the Lessor.  Meanwhile, according to the FAA, ACMI is “any leasing arrangement whereby a person agrees to provide an entire aircraft and at least one crew member”.

Our aircraft leasing division offers a wide scope of options for customers looking for ACMI, wet aircraft lease, aircraft damp lease or dry aircraft lease solutions. So no matter where you are in the world, we can help.

Contact us today to find out more about our aircraft leasing solutions.

We offer:

  • ACMI lease
  • Wet, damp & dry lease
  • Sub-charter
  • Aircraft leasing for AOG situations
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What are the benefits of ACMI?

Seasonality is a global challenge for all airlines when it comes to the management of aircraft capacity and costs connected to crew, calendar maintenance and insurance.  Airlines may see their passenger numbers differ by as much as 700% between August and February.

Other factors that can have a negative effect on your bottom line include aircraft groundings and industrial action.

ACMI leasing offers an adaptable solution, providing speed and flexibility in capacity management and is focused on customer satisfaction. Also, buying, operating and crewing a new aircraft can put pressure on an airlines current finances that aircraft leasing can alleviate.

The benefits of aircraft ACMI leasing include risk management, flight and cabin crew management and capacity management while delivering cost advantage and the ability to leverage Chapman Freeborn's unparalleled experience to solve even the most extraordinary of situations.

Why choose Chapman Freeborn for your ACMI needs?

Whatever your ACMI requirement, we will deliver a tailor-made solution to suit your needs. Our 24-hour team offers round-the-clock expertise on ACMI and last-minute sub-charter operations worldwide.

Together with our global office network, the team provides you with the reassurance that knowledgeable office-based staff are always on hand, both locally and at the head office, to deal with any unforeseen issues.

We are in constant contact with reputable airlines around the globe, offering you the most up to date availability.

Enhanced airline data and aircraft tracking software

Our software enables the close monitoring of fleet changes, C-Checks and maintenance schedules.

Unparalleled options

ACMI, aircraft wet lease, aircraft damp lease or aircraft dry lease solutions.

Global Coverage

High quality standard of service covering North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Quality Assured

We work with IOSA registered carriers and ETOPS holders who are compliant with the highest airline quality standards.

Established and experienced

We've supported clients for half a century covered more than nine million air miles in the process.


Aircraft and crew adhere to latest health and safety guidelines.