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Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, is delighted to introduce its new international ACMI leasing team.
ACMI, which stands for Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance, is an arrangement whereby an airline (the lessor) provides the ACMI services to the customer airline (the lessee).
With almost 50 years’ experience in the air charter industry and a presence in 19 countries across 6 continents, Chapman Freeborn’s ACMI team is ideally placed to provide capacity for all aircraft leasing needs to airlines across the globe.
The team comprises Alex Rincker, Bernard Bourgeois, Mantvydas Jasmontas and Luca D’Urso.
Alex Rincker, Senior Vice President ACMI – Americas is based at the company’s North American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but will be working from Tulsa, Oklahoma. With his extensive experience working for a charter and ACMI airline and then for a brokerage, Alex will identify new opportunities and provide ACMI wet, damp and cargo lease solutions throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
“The Chapman Freeborn name is very well recognized as a leader in global air charter. I’m looking forward to working closely with the ACMI teams in Europe and the Middle East to leverage their relationships and expand our leasing business throughout our key group areas.”
Luca D’Urso, located in the Dubai office, joins the team as ACMI Sales Manager and will be generating and developing leasing opportunities whilst building and maintain positive relationships with customers and suppliers. His background in aviation spans 15 years, 6 of which were as Charter and ACMI Manager for a Spanish airline.
“I am a great believer in the concept of milestones rather than destinations. I look forward to contributing to the formation of one of the most powerful ACMI teams the industry has seen.”
Also based in Dubai, Mantvydas Jasmontas is ACMI Sales Executive and has worked in the aviation industry for over 8 years, starting his cargo career in Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Norway in 2014. He looks forward to building strong connections with clients, whilst and finding solutions that help and support them in successfully achieving their goals.
“The key to life is accepting new challenges, therefore I join Chapman Freeborn and the strong team of ACMI professionals to learn, help others and ultimately accomplish our business goals.”
Located in Chapman Freeborn’s Gatwick headquarters, Bernard Bourgeois takes the position of ACMI Leasing Director. His aviation career began in 1996, and since then he has worked for several different airlines in their ACMI and charter departments, with his first introduction to brokering 7 years ago.
“I joined Chapman Freeborn to be part of a professional team to which I will add my expertise to grow this business to new heights. I’m very excited to actively shape this new development for the Chapman Freeborn ACMI team.”
The international ACMI leasing team is the latest addition to the Chapman Freeborn Group, which is currently executing ambitious growth and expansion plans as it approaches its milestone 50th anniversary in May 2023.