Wings Over Africa Aviation Limited offers a wide range of aircraft on wet lease — which means you can now hire an aircraft of your choice on wet lease and operate anywhere you like. Our aircraft wet leasing service works on ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) basis. This implies Wings Over Africa Aviation Limited will provide you with the aircraft of your choice (subject to availability) and a well-trained cockpit and cabin crew, besides assuming responsibility for aircraft maintenance and insurance (hull insurance).
With a large fleet of private aircraft and helicopters, Wings Over Africa Aviation Limited can cater to any wet leasing need you may have. Take a look at our fleet of jets and helicopters:
|Aircraft / Helicopter Type||ACMI Rate Per Block Hour||Cruising Speed||Capacity|
|C-172/182 SINGLE ENGINE PISTON||Available On Request||110 Knots/Hr||3 Pax Or 250 Kgs|
|C-206 SINGLE ENGINE PISTON||Available On Request||135 Knots/Hr||5 Pax Or 350 Kgs|
|C-210 SINGLE ENGINE PISTON||Available On Request||150 Knots/Hr||5 Pax Or 350 Kgs|
|PA-34 TWIN ENGINE||Available On Request||150 Knots/Hr||5 Pax Or 350 Kgs|
|BARON 55/58 TWIN ENGINE||Available On Request||180 Knots/Hr||5 Pax Or 350 Kgs|
|CARAVAN 208 SINGLE ENGINE TURBO PROP||Available On Request||150 Knots/Hr||12 Pax Or 1 Ton|
|LET 410 TWIN ENGINE TURBO PROP||Available On Request||180 Knots/Hr||19 Pax Or 1.2 Tons|
|SUPER KING AIR 200/350i TWIN ENGINE||Available On Request||250 Knots/Hr||9 Pax Or 1.2 Tons|
|B1900 TWIN ENGINE||Available On Request||250 Knots/Hr||19 Pax Or 2 Tons|
|FOKKER 27-500 FREIGHTER||Available On Request||250 Knots/Hr||6 Tons|
|FOKKER 50 COMBI||Available On Request||250 Knots/Hr||6 Tons|
|HS 748 COMBI||Available On Request||220 Knots/Hr||5.5 Tons|
|B727-200 FREIGHTER||Available On Request||250 Knots/Hr||25 Tons|
|ANTENOV 26 /32||Available On Request||200 Knots/Hr||6.5 Tons|
|ANTENOV 28||Available On Request||140 Knots/Hr||2.2 Tons|
|HELICOPTER AS350 B2/3||Available On Request||110 Knots/Hr||5 Pax|
|HELICOPTER BELL 407||Available On Request||110 Knots/Hr||6 Pax|
|HELICOPTER EC37||Available On Request||110 Knots/Hr||7 Pax|
|HELICOPTER BELL 206||Available On Request||110 Knots/Hr||3 Pax|
|CITATION BRAVO 550 JET||Available On Request||420 Knots/Hr||7 Pax VIP Configured|
|CITATION BRAVO EXCEL 560 JET||Available On Request||420 Knots/Hr||8 Pax VIP Configured|
Note: Wet Leasing prices depend on the geographical area of operation, and hence hasn’t been mentioned in the table above. The same goes for ACMI and crew per diem rates that depend on variables like the number of hours guaranteed, duration of the contract, type of aircraft, and area of operation.
Area of Operation
We operate our aircraft wet leasing business from Kenya but our service is not restricted by geography. You can avail our wet leasing service in Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, and beyond.
Purposes for Which You Can Lease Aircrafts
A wide spectrum of audience varying from airlines and private charter companies to business consortiums can hire helicopters and jets on wet lease for purposes ranging from — scheduled passenger and cargo flights, air ambulance flights, VIP Executive jet flights, emergency evacuation flights, scenic air charter flights, filming charter flights, aerial survey & photography charter flights, relief supplies flights, and Humanitarian aid flights.
Your Obligations and Responsibilities
While Wings Over Africa Aviation Limited takes care of the ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) aspect, as the Lessee, you’ll assume responsibility for fuel, landing, navigation, crew accommodation, crew compensation (per diem), ground transport, laundry, and 3 meal plan in a five star hotel based on ICAO standards, crew license validation, work permit, and any government or customs duty (excluded in the ACMI rate in the country of operations).
You must commit the leased aircraft for at least 3 months with a minimum guaranteed hours per month, which whether you fly or not you will pay for. And if you fly more hours than the minimum guaranteed number of hours, the hourly rate reduces significantly.
Solution for Organizations with Limited Need
Organizations with a limited need for aircraft leasing services in Kenya and beyond can form consortiums and lease one jet or helicopter for their mutual need. This way they can easily meet the minimum guaranteed hours per month.
For instance, an organization with limited air freight need may require a Cessna 208 Caravan for only 10 hours a month. However, the minimum guaranteed hours per month for the aircraft is 50. So, in this case, five organizations with a similar need may form a consortium and lease the aircraft on a shared-cost basis.
This is, of course, a very basic example. Business consortiums can work things out as per the individual member needs.
How Things Work
For leasing, the two parties — the Lessor and the Lessee — will sign a contract. The contract shall specify, among other things, the terms and conditions of payment, lease rate, liability, obligations, governing law, force majeure, and termination of the contract. Once both parties agree to the terms and conditions of the contract, authorized representatives or directors of the companies will sign the contract.
Before the contract commences, the Lessee will be required to put a deposit and a bank guarantee for the number of hours guaranteed per month, along with the positioning and repositioning fees to the base airport, in the country of origin.
We Also Provide Aircraft Management Consulting Services
In addition to our wet leasing services across Africa, we also provide aviation consultancy services for the management of aircraft and helicopters on a lease. At Wings Over Africa Aviation Limited, we’ve qualified professionals who can look after and manage administration, technology, flight operations, technical records, ground instructors, reservations, and other important aspects of aircraft management. Also, in partnership with aircraft manufacturers and owners within Africa and globally, we provide helicopter and aircraft training courses.