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About ACMG Consulting


Gain a Deeper Awareness. Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG) is the premier aviation consulting firm specializing in the freighter aircraft, air freight and express businesses. Our extensive experience stretches over forty years, beginning with the deregulation of the U.S. domestic air cargo industry in 1978. Since then, the firm has served a wide variety of U.S. and international clients, including integrated express operators, all-cargo airlines, combination carriers, financial institutions, airport authorities, aircraft manufacturers, and industry suppliers. ACMG has an outstanding reputation within the industry and is quoted frequently in the press on matters relating to air freight markets and the application of freighter aircraft.


The firm’s professional staff are air cargo industry veterans, with many years of airline and aircraft manufacturing and conversion experience. The company maintains an in-house database of air freight and express statistics, including a comprehensive database of global freighter aircraft transactions, which it uses to produce independent, directed research and analysis for its clients. ACMG’s industry knowledge and experience provides its clients with a deep awareness of opportunities, market trends, and potential challenges.


Much of our current thinking and work is centered on several key industry trends, including e-commerce, airport business, and freighter forecasting and conversions. Our focus is on providing exceptional insights to our clients, who are often seeking strategic advice requiring long-range vision. Such vision is our greatest strength. To learn more about ACMG Consulting and how we can work with you, contact us here.

Recent Projects


Freighter Aircraft

  • Routinely provide to aircraft manufacturers, conversion houses, and aircraft lessors, specialized information on freighter market demand, including for the newest factory freighters and passenger-to-freighter conversion programs, such as the: 737NG, A320/321, and A330.
  • Forecasts annually the number and types of freighter aircraft in the global fleet over the next twenty years. More information on ACMG’s Twenty-Year Freighter Forecast can be found here.
  • Quantified the market requirements for feeder freighter aircraft with payloads of 1-7 tonnes for manufacturers and conversion houses evaluating the opportunities and risks of developing new aircraft programs, and of investing in freighter conversion programs for existing passenger models.
  • Estimated for equipment manufacturers the market demand for narrowbody and widebody cargo loading systems and freighter aircraft safety equipment (e.g., barrier nets, cargo door actuators, and fire control systems).


Air Freight Market Analysis

  • Provided air freight demand and competition intelligence to aircraft manufacturers and airlines, including specialized regional reports.
  • Identified airlines around the world suitable to ACMI lease or dry lease widebody freighter aircraft.


Business Plan and Strategic Assessment

  • Assisted an express carrier in evaluating its options for renewal of its ACMI agreement.
  • Analyzed the economics of the potential acquisition of an air cargo airline, including post-purchase opportunities to rationalize the combined air network.



  • Analyzed regional air cargo flows for a client country’s government and commercial stakeholders.
  • Examined potential air freight commodities and volumes to improve air service marketing efforts of an underutilized airport. Engaged with local and foreign government officials, shippers, forwarders, and airlines to promote new service.
  • Compared airport air freight transportation costs on an aircraft-by-aircraft basis to provide to the client airport’s prospective Asia-Pacific-based cargo airline customers a cost justification for relocating existing central U.S. freighter flights to the client’s airport.
  • Explored the possible effects of the purchase of TNT (by each of UPS and FedEx, in separate projects) on European air express networks and airport hubs.



  • Provide clients with the tools to help understand and capture the rapid international growth of e-commerce and its transformative effects on the demand for air cargo and freighter aircraft.
  • Publish an annual e-commerce report, more information about which can be found here.

What we can do for you


We provide custom consulting at the forefront of industry trends to help our clients make important strategic and operational decisions in areas such as:

  • Freighter aircraft demand forecasting for production freighters and P-to-F conversions
    • New narrowbody programs – 737NG and A320 family
    • Medium widebodies – 767 and A330
    • Large widebodies – 777 and 747
  • Airport business
    • New air cargo service development
  • E-commerce
    • Effects on integrated express operators, all-cargo airlines, combination carriers, and ACMI carriers
    • Development of competition from in-house air networks of e-commerce companies (e.g., Amazon Prime Air)

How to reach us

Royal Media
8 West 38th Street, Suite 901
New York, NY 10018-6229

Phone: +1 (212) 564-8972