Chapman Freeborn unveils new international ACMI leasing team

From left to right: Alex Rincker, Luca D’Urso, Bernard Bourgeois, and Mantvydas Jasmontas. Photo: Chapam Freeborn

Global air charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has appointed a new international ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) leasing team.

The team comprises Alex Rincker, senior vice president ACMI – Americas; Luca D’Urso, ACMI sales manager; Mantvydas Jasmontas, ACMI sales executive; and Bernard Bourgeois, ACMI leasing director.

Located in Chapman Freeborn’s Gatwick headquarters, Bourgeois’ 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 seven 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,” said Bourgeois.

“I’m very excited to actively shape this new development for the Chapman Freeborn ACMI team.”

Rincker 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, Rincker will identify new opportunities and provide ACMI wet, damp and cargo lease solutions throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Rincker said: “The Chapman Freeborn name is very well recognised 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.”

D’Urso, located in the Dubai office, will be generating and developing leasing opportunities whilst building and maintaining positive relationships with customers and suppliers.

His background in aviation spans 15 years, six 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,” stated D’Urso.

Also based in Dubai, Jasmontas has worked in the aviation industry for over eight years, starting his cargo career in Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Norway in 2014.

Chapman Freeborn said he looks forward to building strong connections with clients, whilst 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,” commented Jasmontas.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]