Thursday, May 23, 2024

Africa’s evolution

In recent years, Africa has witnessed a remarkable surge in its cargo airfreight industry, reshaping the continent’s logistical landscape and fostering development.  Economic development in various African countries has led to increased trade and business activities. As economies expand, the demand for efficient transportation, including airfreight, tends to rise. Improvements in some airports’ infrastructure and […]

Delivering amid disruption

Over the past 50 years, there have been a number of shifts in market demand for cargo charter flights across diverse sectors, including military and defence, oil and gas, and energy industries.  Certain sectors consistently rely on dedicated cargo charter services due to the unique nature and urgency of the transported commodities, as well as […]

Chapman Freeborn celebrates successful 2023

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter and leasing specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has hosted an airline networking event in Dubai to celebrate a fantastic year for the aviation sector. Coinciding with the IATA Slot Conference and the Dubai Airshow, the event took place at the Siddharta Lounge in Dubai Marina on the […]

Chapman Freeborn celebrates 50 years

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a party at Tower Bridge, London. Held on 7th November 2023 in the West Walkway, 42 metres above the River Thames, the party brought together 300 of Chapman Freeborn’s passenger air charter clients, comprising commercial, business […]

Chapman Freeborn sets carrier record

Chapman Freeborn has assisted with the transportation of six Bell helicopters on a singular charter from Greece to Australia. Operated by McDermott Aviation, the Bell214ST and Bell214B helicopters arrived back in Australia on the morning of October 18th 2023, landing at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB). The Silkway West Airlines B747-800F was greeted with a ceremonial […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Gavin Nash as Global Director – Oil & Gas

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Gavin Nash as Global Director – Oil & Gas. Nash brings over 11 years of experience in delivering and managing supply chain operations globally in the oil and gas sector to Chapman Freeborn, as well as a Master’s degree in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management. Chapman Freeborn has been instrumental in […]

Chapman Freeborn joins WebCargo

WebCargo by Freightos, the leading digital booking and payment platform for the international freight industry, has announced a partnership with Chapman Freeborn, a leading aircraft charter company, to bring additional global capacity from their global charter business to WebCargo’s platform early October, thereby enabling seamless pricing, booking and payment for thousands of freight forwarders worldwide. […]

Chapman Freeborn receives ‘Highest contribution to charity’

Chapman Freeborn receives ‘Highest contribution to charity’ accolade at Business Fives charity football tournament Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has won the prize for highest contribution to charity at the Business Fives charity five-a-side football tournament. The accolade came with an additional donation of £600 to Chapman […]

Chapman Freeborn celebrates its 50th anniversary simultaneously with staff across four continents

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has celebrated its 50th anniversary simultaneously with staff across four continents. The gatherings took place on Friday 15th September, bringing together the company’s global workforce in joint celebrations that transcended geography. Eric Erbacher, Group CEO, and Russi Batliwala, Chairman of the Board, […]

Chapman Freeborn announces Aviation Emergency Services

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, announces Aviation Emergency Services (AES); an enhancement to its dedicated service that facilitates swift and efficient emergency response charters and timely aid when it matters most. Chapman Freeborn has been an integral part of the humanitarian efforts for every major global crisis over […]

Chapman Freeborn ACMI announces five new cross-regional leasable aircraft

The ACMI division of Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter and leasing specialist, has placed five long term aircraft contracts spanning over three continents. Using non-group capacity, this development will be beneficial for suppliers to place aircraft in low season and provide clients with aircraft during peak season. This rapid business growth within the ACMI […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Andy Hutchinson as Head of Sales and Commercial – UK

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist, has appointed Andy Hutchinson as Head of Sales and Commercial – UK within the passenger department. Hutchinson brings over 22 years of experience with 15 years in aviation and 8 years in chartering, providing extensive and valuable knowledge to Chapman Freeborn. Hutchinson will be leading and developing a […]

Chapman Freeborn OBC announces sustainability plans to reduce global carbon emissions

Chapman Freeborn OBC, leading provider of time-critical on board courier solutions, and part of Avia Solutions Group, has announced sustainability plans which encompass carbon neutralisation and green office initiatives. The on board courier specialist has partnered with award-winning sustainability management platform, WAVES, to calculate their carbon emissions and offset these accordingly by financing sustainability, neutralisation […]

Chapman Freeborn invests in NextGen recruitment and product diversification as it turns 50

Chapman Freeborn celebrated 50 years of service across the globe and outlined its vision for the future during the air cargo Europe show in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1973, the air charter specialist has developed a blueprint to improve its products by investing in people and strengthening its regional offerings. “The air charter brokering business has, […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Russell Cook as Industry Vertical Director – Automotive

Chapman Freeborn, the global aircraft charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Russell Cook as Industry Vertical Director – Automotive. Cook has had a career in freight forwarding for over 30 years, 20 of which have been spent looking after automotive clients. He previously held roles at companies including Emery Worldwide, UPS, […]

Charter Brokers thrive as global cargo demand remains strong

Chapman Freeborn has over 50 years of experience in the airfreight charter market, working with clients and carriers to arrange the delivery of a range of goods: from time-critical items and heavy and outsized equipment to humanitarian goods and other types of cargo. From automotive components and manufacturing materials to energy industry structures and life-saving […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Roy Linkner as Vice President Cargo – ACMI Leasing

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter and leasing specialist, has appointed Roy Linkner as Vice President Cargo ACMI Leasing, working as part of the experienced global ACMI department. Linkner brings over 35 years of valuable industry expertise in both passenger operations and commercial air cargo to Chapman Freeborn, encompassing business development, sales, revenue management and […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Nick Kelly as Senior Vice President – ACMI Leasing

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter and leasing specialist, has appointed Nick Kelly as Senior Vice President – Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) Leasing, working as part of the newly-formed global ACMI department. Kelly brings 18 years of valuable industry experience in ACMI leasing and cargo operations to Chapman Freeborn. In his new role, […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Claire Geary as Group Marketing Director

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Claire Geary as Group Marketing Director, a new position within the company. Geary joins the business following two years as Marketing Director EMEA with Cirium, prior to which she held marketing management positions at South African Airways in Africa, and […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints two female leaders as it reveals 2023 gender equality statistics

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has promoted Catriona Taylor to the role of Global Supplier Relations Director and Jenny van Wyk to Country Manager – South Africa, both newly-created positions. In her role as Global Supplier Relations Director, Taylor will further Chapman Freeborn’s focus on building and […]

Chapman Freeborn delivers lifesaving aid to Turkey and Syria

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has chartered numerous flights from across the world to deliver humanitarian aid to Turkey and Syria following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the 6th February 2023. A second earthquake hit Turkey on the 20th February, two weeks after the first quake, which […]

Chapman Freeborn expands Africa operations as part of ongoing growth in the region

Chapman Freeborn has tripled its Africa team on the back of a 30 percent year-on-year increase in cargo revenues in the region from 2021 to 2023, as the charter specialist prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Sharon Vaz-Arab, part of Chapman Freeborn’s new regional management team, is heading up the development of its Africa product […]

Chapman Freeborn celebrates 50 years of operations

With five decades in the business, Chapman Freeborn is looking to use its expertise to provide world-renowned air cargo charter solutions.   Having started in the days where requests and agreements were done through a phone call and a handshake, the company has seen the sector evolve through various iterations, as it moved into the […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints James Edwards as General Manager – UK

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed James Edwards as General Manager – UK. Joining Chapman Freeborn with a wealth of aviation experience, Edwards has successfully grown and worked with companies such as Airways Aviation Ltd, British Airways and American Airlines. He brings expertise from a variety […]

Chapman Freeborn expands into Vietnam

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has expanded its growth in the APAC region by appointing its first employee in Vietnam. Quang Le joins the business as Executive, Passenger Solutions – APAC, and will focus on developing supplier and client relationships in Vietnam and the surrounding region. “Chapman […]

Chapman Freeborn strengthens regional management team ahead of 50th anniversary

Chapman Freeborn has appointed four new leaders to head up its regional divisions as the global air charter specialist prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2023. Andy Hudson is now Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), APAC; Reto Hunziker is Regional Director, Europe; David McCown is President, Americas; and Sharon Vaz-Arab is Regional Director, IMEA. […]

Chapman Freeborn announces their new international ACMI leasing team

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist has unveiled their 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 […]

Chapman Freeborn expands its GSA operations with FR8Manage

e-Cargoware, a UK-based SaaS company providing core and ancillary cloud-based freight management software services for Airlines, GSAs, GHAs, Express Operators and Freight Forwarders, has announced that Chapman Freeborn, headquartered in Gatwick, United Kingdom, has gone live with FR8Manage – a GSA software to further expand its GSA operations. “We are very pleased to work with […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Dsouza as director, India

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Malcolm Dsouza as its new director, India. Dsouza joins the business following over 10 years at Jeena & Company, India’s largest freight forwarder in the global market. He also has over 18 years’ experience working with international airlines, 10 of which were in senior management roles in their cargo divisions. Based […]