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ACIA Aero Capital Limited is the group holding company, based in Mauritius, and holds of all our global aviation investments which are structured into the regions below:

  • The Americas
  • Africa, Middle East, Europe
  • Asia
  • Europe




ACIA Aero Leasing was established in early 2000 and provides aircraft leasing and management solutions to a wide spectrum of clients and end users. ACIA Aero Leasing owns and leases a mixed fleet of passenger and freight aircraft within the above regions. The fleet of aircraft includes Embraer regional jets, ATR72's, ATR42's, B1900's, LET 410s and C208B's. The group is domiciled with subsidiaries in Ireland, Mauritius, France, UK and BVI.


AAT 2015

ACIA Aero Technics Conversions & Leasing was registered in France in early 2017 to assist with technical management services and oversight for the ACIA Aero Capital group of businesses.

ACIA Aero Technics oversees and manages the heavy maintenance checks for group owned aircraft as well as technical and CAMO oversight for aircraft acquisitions, disposals and leasing and Large Cargo Door conversions (LCD);


IPR Conversions (Switzerland) Limited (IPR) acquired the Large Cargo Door and Structural Tube STCs designed by Alenia (now rebranded “Leonardo”), the manufacturer of the ATR fuselage, and Airbus Group’s partner in the entire ATR program.

IPR contracts this conversion program with various MRO's (Part145) as Approved Conversion Center (“ACC”) by IPR with the benefit of being very experienced on ATR Maintenance and ATR freighter conversions such as Sabena Technics in France and Empire Airlines in the USA. In addition, our group is conveniently located close to ATR factory and the ATR subcontractors network.


ACIA Aero Parts Company (AAPC) brings a wealth of experience on the ATR and Beechcraft airframes, thus creating a premium parts solution for your ATR, Beechcraft and Cessna operations. AAPC is a dedicated Parts Supplier based in Toulouse, France working closely with OEM’s, Repair Stations, Operators and Brokers. AAPC understands the complexity of keeping an aircraft in the air, generating revenue, and the lost revenue an operator incurs when it is AOG. AAPC is there to make sure all our Customers keep aircraft in the air, generating revenue, no matter when, where or what their requirements.




Air Express Algeria is an Algerian airline dedicated to the Oil and Gas Industry. Since 2002, major players in the Oil and Gas Industry in Algeria have placed their trust in Air Express. The services provided by the company include transportation of personnel, medical evacuation, VIP transport and light cargo. Based in Hassi Messaoud, Algeria Air Express operates to international standards defined by OGP (Oil and Gas Producers).

Air Express Algeria operates  Beech 1900D  and Let L-410 UVP-E20 aircraft. The total fleet of the company consists of 15 aircraft.

Air Express Algeria was the first operator in Africa to offer the new LET 410 equipped with GE H80 engines.





Formed in October 2000, Solenta Aviation is a specialized Commercial Aviation company offering diverse solutions.

  • Jet and Turbo Prop
  • ACMI Wet/Dry Lease
  • Full Turn-key Operations and Management Consultancy

Providing first class service is the primary focus of the people that make up Solenta Aviation.
Their staff have a wealth of experience in the aviation field and are hand-picked for their excellent track records in the industry.

Industries Supported:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Mining
  • Scheduled Airlines
  • Air Freight
  • Tourism


Federal Airlines (FedAir) is a successful and growing Aviation business, which has been in operation since 1989.  During this time, the business has grown from a small entrepreneurial husband/wife team venture to a successful aviation company, offering a multi-faceted range of services across Africa.  Since 1999, FedAir has expanded rapidly across a variety of market segments and has built a reputation for excellence and innovation in its industry, setting new standards in service delivery for the discerning traveller. Federal Airlines (FedAir) is now a subsidiary of which is part of the wider Solenta Aviation group.

A selection of significant clients includes:

Start-up of the ACIA group

Acquisition of the first three ATR42 freighter aircraft from ATR which were placed with DHL South America. These aircraft were financed by a 55-month loan from Investec Bank Mauritius Limited (80% LTV)
Acquisition of an ATR 42 passenger aircraft placed in South Africa
Acquisition of the first B1900D aircraft to diversify away from “DHL only” business


Acquired a further 2nd B1900D adding to diversification away from “DHL only”


Establishment of lessor / leasing head office in Isle of Man
Secured US$20million facility from Investec to take over defaulted debt covering the acquisition of a further nine B1900’s


Investec refinanced all ACIA Aero group aircraft under a $52m facility which was repaid in full in August 2015.


Entry into the global market where previously predominately focused on Africa, with the acquisition of various additional ATR72 and B1900D aircraft



First ERJ145 acquired from GECAS, with a subsequent five other ERJ145’s acquired


First LET410 purchased with a further two purchased shortly
thereafter. Completed the acquisition of five ATR72-500’s under Export Development Canada debt totalling approximately US$69.5m


Expansion into large cargo door conversions, with the purchase of IPRC


Completed the acquisition of five ATR72-600’s under Export Development Canada debt totalling approximately US$56m