|ACMI||A full ACMI suite of services, which is when Aerovista provides the aircraft, the crew, maintenance support, insurance and AOC oversight. The client pays an hourly rate and commits to a monthly minimum of hours|
|aCMI||aCMI which includes all of the above services, but which provides for the client airline to actually purchase the operated aircraft on a lease/purchase basis, paving the way for it to operate an in-sourced solution in the future. This sees most of the ‘A’ element of cost replaced by a separate lease/purchase agreement|
|CMI||CMI offers most of the ACMI suite but is for cases where the client airline already has its own aircraft but needs an outsourced operating solution. In this case, the aircraft is operated under the Aerovista AOC and the ‘A’ element of the cost is removed.|
|cMI||cMI has similarities to CMI, as the client airline owns the aircraft, but it goes further in the sense that it leases some of its own in-house pilot or cabin crew resources back to Aerovista, further reducing the cost.|
|Dry Lease||Dry Lease is the most simplified form – where Aerovista is simply paid a monthly rate for the aircraft by the client airline irrespective of hours flown. The client will provide the operation.|
The right Hybrid ACMI solution for each client will often depend on its development stage. As a new operator which has not yet received its AOC licence, a client would not yet have the legal right to fly under its own colours and flight number and it will therefore need to take either the full ACMI solution or the CMI option if it already owns an aircraft. This gets a plane in the air under its brand but ensures the legal responsibility for safe operation is with Aerovista.
This solution is often the preferred route in emerging markets, where savvy local entrepreneurs and investors see an opportunity to launch a new airline and want to achieve first mover advantage. To achieve the fastest route to market, an ACMI solution cannot be beaten.
If the client is an established airline with its own AOC in place, and is looking for capacity to grow or to assign to a specific market niche, then it has more options to choose from. It can select ACMI or solutions that allow it to use many of its in-house resources – such as cabin crew, flight crew and spares. Or it can move the operation entirely in-hose and elect to sign a simple dry lease.
Almost everything is possible. What makes Aerovista different is its willingness to discuss the right solution for the client airline, and its transparency to unbundle its costs so that the client only ever has to pay for what it needs. That is what makes Hybrid ACMI different.