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The Chapman Freeborn group was established in the UK in 1973. The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In the cargo market, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering specialises in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies and a host of industries around the globe.

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CHAPMAN FREEBORN APPOINTS MARK THIBAULT APAC PRESIDENT AND ALAIN CHAMPONNOIS AS PRESIDENT, IMEA


Air charter specialist strengthens presence in APAC and IMEA with a new Riyadh office and the appointment of two new regional Presidents

London, UK, Tuesday 5th March 2024: Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Mark Thibault as President, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Alain Champonnois as President, India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) as it looks to expand its presence in both regions.

The appointments bring 65 years of experience to Chapman Freeborn which, in conjunction with a new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, forms part of its growth strategy in the regions.

“Mark and Alain are both extremely experienced aviation professionals and we welcome them to the Chapman Freeborn team,” said Eric Erbacher, Group CEO, Chapman Freeborn.

“Their decades of expertise combined with their local market knowledge for their respective regions gives me every confidence that they will be extremely successful in their new roles. I look forward to working with them closely to execute our ambitious growth strategies for both APAC and IMEA.”

Joining as President, APAC, Thibault has been in business aviation for 40 years, holding mission-critical business, quality, safety, and senior management roles for well-known operators in the Middle East, Asia, and the US.

“The opportunities in APAC are tremendous. I’m looking forward to working with new colleagues and clients across the region,” said Thibault.

Champonnois joins Chapman Freeborn having held senior positions in business aviation for over 25 years and is set to focus on accelerating Chapman Freeborn’s growth in IMEA.

“I look forward to sharing my expertise in the region and driving Chapman Freeborn’s services forward at a strategic level,” said Champonnois.

“The IMEA market is growing and there are a lot of exciting opportunities ahead of us.”

Chapman Freeborn’s new office in Saudi Arabia was opened in response to growing demand in the region and to better service customers operating within IMEA.

About Chapman Freeborn

The Chapman Freeborn group was established in the UK in 1973.

The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In the cargo market, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering specialises in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies, and a host of industries around the globe.

In addition to freight services, Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel, as well as on board courier services.

Chapman Freeborn is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest global ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance) provider with 173 aircraft fleet and operating in all continents in the world. The Group also provides various aviation services such as MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), pilots and crew trainings, ground handling and other interconnected solutions. Avia Solutions Group is backed by over 11,000 highly skilled aviation professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit chapmanfreeborn.aero.

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CHAPMAN FREEBORN APPOINTS MARK THIBAULT APAC PRESIDENT AND ALAIN CHAMPONNOIS AS PRESIDENT, IMEA

Air charter specialist strengthens presence in APAC and IMEA with a new Riyadh, Saudi Arabia office and the appointment of two new regional Presidents

London, UK, [DATE]: Chapman Freeborn ( https://chapmanfreeborn.aero/ ), the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Mark Thibault as President, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Alain Champonnois as President, India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) as it looks to expand its presence in both regions.

The appointments bring 65 years of experience to Chapman Freeborn which, in conjunction with a new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, forms part of its growth strategy in the regions.

“Mark and Alain are both extremely experienced aviation professionals and we welcome them to the Chapman Freeborn team,” said Eric Erbacher, Group CEO, Chapman Freeborn.

“Their decades of expertise combined with their local market knowledge for their respective regions gives me every confidence that they will be extremely successful in their new roles. I look forward to working with them closely to execute our ambitious growth strategies for both APAC and IMEA.”

Joining as President, APAC, Thibault has been in business aviation for 40 years, holding mission-critical business, quality, safety, and senior management roles for well-known operators in the Middle East, Asia, and the US.

“The opportunities in APAC are tremendous. I’m looking forward to working with new colleagues and clients across the region,” said Thibault.

Champonnois joins Chapman Freeborn having held senior positions in business aviation for over 25 years and is set to focus on accelerating Chapman Freeborn’s growth in IMEA.

“I look forward to sharing my expertise in the region and driving Chapman Freeborn’s services forward at a strategic level,” said Champonnois.

“The IMEA market is growing and there are a lot of exciting opportunities ahead of us.”

Chapman Freeborn’s new office in Saudi Arabia was opened in response to growing demand in the region and to better service customers operating within IMEA.

About Chapman Freeborn

The Chapman Freeborn group was established in the UK in 1973.

The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In the cargo market, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering specialises in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies, and a host of industries around the globe.

In addition to freight services, Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel, as well as on board courier services.

Chapman Freeborn is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest global ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance) provider with 173 aircraft fleet and operating in all continents in the world. The Group also provides various aviation services such as MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), pilots and crew trainings, ground handling and other interconnected solutions. Avia Solutions Group is backed by over 11,000 highly skilled aviation professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit chapmanfreeborn.aero.