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dry lease

, wet lease - To rent an aircraft without a crew is a dry lease; a wet lease is to hire an aircraft with a crew.
See also related terms for hire.
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Having obtained its approval-in-principle to launch operations from the Tunisian Ministry of Transport late last year, Amara said the carrier would now source a pair of dry-leased A320-200s, and not B737NGs, for use on its planned charter operations.
The aircraft, dry-leased from a South African Company partnering with Chanchangi Airlines has improved the airline s fleet.
Feel Air, a new Scandinavian LCC, will begin operations with Stockholm Arlanda-New York JFK and Oslo Gardermoen-Bangkok service in spring 2010 aboard dry-leased A330-200s, it announced yesterday.
Indian Airlines also dry-leased six Airbus A320 aircraft in 2002.