Friday, June 21, 2024

Chapman Freeborn South Africa flies 10 cars to Malawi

In August Chapman Freeborn South Africa transported vital cargo from Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) to Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) ahead of the 41st SADC Summit. The SADC Summit is an important event during which the Southern African Development Community gather to discuss policy direction of the 16 member states. The cargo comprised of 10 vehicles […]

Chapman Freeborn charter flights carry COVID-19 tests from China to Austria

Over the past few months, Chapman Freeborn has worked with their client in Austria, Gebrüder Weiss, to transport COVID-19 test kits on over 20 charter flights. A variety of aircraft have been used for the different transports, but a journey last week saw 110,820kg of test kits (equal to 804 CBM) travelling on an AN225, the […]

Lui: Our people are our most treasured capital

In February, Chapman Freeborn appointed Allen Liu as cargo director for North Asia. With 15 years’ experience in aviation, Lui began his career in 2006, gaining industry knowledge at several air cargo businesses before taking on a senior role as cargo manager China at Chapman Freeborn in 2013. After five years generating and developing business […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Sharon Vaz-Arab as new IMEA regional director

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Sharon Vaz-Arab, aviation expert with 30+ years of experience, as its new Director – IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa). Vaz-Arab arrives at the company following 26 years at Cargolux Airlines, where she began in sales and progressed to director […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints new CIO

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed a new Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) as it seeks to optimise its operations and transition into a fully digitised, paperless organisation. Laurent Jossa, who has over 20 years of experience working at a variety of aviation and air freight […]

Volga-Dnepr operates three charters to India

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated three charter flights to India from China, Ireland and Germany carrying out an aid & relief mission to help the nation in its battle against severe COVID-19 resurgence. Over 200 tonnes of vital medical equipment containing oxygen storing containers, concentrators and cryogenic containers were delivered onboard An-124-100 and Il-76TD-90VD to various […]

Chapman Freeborn proud to have helped deliver medical supplies

Chapman Freeborn has reported it is proud to have played their part in delivering millions of PPE items to those in need since March 2020 when the COVID-19 outbreak began, and they continue to deliver as the pandemic still has its grip around the globe. Air cargo immediately became a very different industry in the […]

Antonov transports urgent mining equipment from Australia to Brazil

Antonov Airlines has safely moved 370 tonnes of new machinery parts on three AN-124 flights to a mine in Brazil from Australia in time to keep work at the plant going. Antonov’s load planning engineers designed tailored frames to carry two of the pieces of equipment. The cargo was loaded and unloaded using Antonov’s in-house […]

Chapman Freeborn celebrates women in aviation

As the world marks International Women’s Day, March 8, the work of women at Chapman Freeborn is being celebrated – and their stories used to inspire others. Aviation has always been an attractive career, offering employment that can provide a tantalising combination of travel, technology, big business and even an insight in the world of […]

Allen Liu appointed Chapman Freeborn N Asia cargo director

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Allen Liu as cargo director, North Asia. With 15 years’ experience in aviation, Allen begun his career in 2006, gaining industry knowledge at several air cargo businesses before taking on a senior role as cargo manager China at Chapman Freeborn in 2013. After five years generating and developing business in the […]

Hampton joins Chapman Freeborn

Ben Hampton joins Chapman Freeborn as cargo director to head the new Northeastern USA office in Parsippany, New Jersey. Prior to joining the company, Hampton was the director of sales for a part 135 operator, and prior to that was the Assistant Director of US Cargo for a global charter brokerage. “I’m delighted to have […]

UK quarantine reduction could help the aviation industry

With the Prime Minister expected to reduce the quarantine period upon arrival to the UK from 14 days to five in a bid to revive the airline industry, Catriona Taylor, Passenger Director at global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, made the following statement: “The new test and release system being discussed would absolutely bring a boost […]

Chapman Freeborn acquires Arcus Air Logistics

On June 18, 2020, Chapman Freeborn, a global aircraft charter specialist and company of the Avia Solutions Group (ASG), signed an agreement to acquire Arcus Air Logistics and Arcus Air OBC from the Arcus Air Group. Offering ad-hoc air cargo charter and on board courier services primarily to the automotive industry, Arcus Air Logistics is […]

Avia Solutions completes Chapman Freeborn acquisition

Avia Solutions Group has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shareholding charter company Chapman Freeborn Group. The Chapman Freeborn acquisition bolsters Avia’s business portfolio, with expertise including delivery of time-critical shipments, heavy and outsized equipment, humanitarian goods and other types of freight. As part of the Avia Solutions Group, Chapman Freeborn will maintain its […]

Chapman Freeborn delivers OBC team to LA

Chapman Freeborn has expanded the presence of its on board courier (OBC) service to Los Angeles, California to provide dedicated support for US customers. The OBC team delivers time-critical consignments of manufacturing components, prototypes and product samples with hand-carry couriers accompanying the shipment from pick-up to final delivery. Since launching the service in Germany in […]

Chapman Freeborn and Maximus Air go to the Maldives

Chapman Freeborn has teamed up with Maximus Air to deliver an MRI machine to Addu Atoll, the southernmost atoll of the Maldives archipelago. The machine is being installed at Hithadhoo Regional Hospital in Addu Atoll and was delivered with 166 components to allow the hospital to be opened on time. It will provide medical services […]

Neil Dursley joins Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Neil Dursley to the role of chief commercial officer, bringing with him more than 25 years of logistics industry experience. Dursley’s experience includes over seven years with Panalpina whom he joined in 2011 and was most recently senior vice president government, aid and relief based in London, UK. He also held […]

Intradco puts decades of experience to good use

Last year proved to be another busy year for Chapman Freeborn’s animal transport company Intradco Global, says director Charlie McMullen. Intradco helped transport 2,500-3,000 horses in 2018, which McMullen says is similar to the usual average with the Middle East proving a consistently busy market. Around 85% of the horses globally travel on scheduled services […]

Chapman Freeborn partners with GTA Air Solutions

Chapman Freeborn has launched a partnership with GTA Air Solutions to further enhance their reach in the cargo charter market. The agreement will give Canadian customers enhanced access to charter services and strengthen Chapman Freeborn’s coverage in North America. The deal was signed at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum in Toronto. As Chapman Freeborn’s representative […]

Intradco takes Eric the rhino on a 10,000 mile journey to find love

Intradco Global took Eric the black rhino on a 10,000 mile journey to Tanzania so he can play a starring role saving the species from extinction. Eric, who has spent his life at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, is now settling into his new home in the Serengeti where he will be paired with a […]

Chapman Freeborn celebrates 25 years of success in Poland

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has marked 25 years of business in Poland with a celebration at The View located on the 28th and 32nd floor of Warsaw’s Spectrum Tower. The company has had a presence in Poland since 1993 when it opened its office in Warsaw to serve local charter clients and expand specialist activities in […]

Antonov and Chapman Freeborn speed up oil spill response

Antonov Airlines and Chapman Freeborn have taken part in a test flight to transport a capping stick used in the event of an oil spill, by air. The test flight, the first time that a complete capping stack has been transported by air, means that oil companies can reach faraway oil spills much faster and […]

Industry failed to meet peak season expectations

Last year was a peak season like no other, featuring unprecedented e-Commerce demand, a year-end, mad scramble for capacity, infrastructure crunches and soaring prices which even threw up a fabled million-dollar charter from Hong Kong to the US, writes Donald Urquhart. And just for novelty in all this frenetic activity, there were the Coca Cola […]

Chapman Freeborn picks De Clercq as charter sales manager for France

Chapman Freeborn has appointed David De Clercq to the role of charter sales manager for France, overseeing cargo charters and on board courier services. In his newly created position, Paris-based De Clercq will work in close cooperation with the company’s long-established team in Belgium and offices worldwide. De Clercq has 15 years of aviation experience […]

Chapman Freeborn keeps Gabon port expansion project on course

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has delivered over 200 tonnes of project cargo to help keep a port expansion development in Gabon on course. The time-critical consignments from Europe and India were required for the opening of a new port terminal, set to welcome its first cargo ships next month, and the cargo was originally scheduled to […]

Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo help bring endangered rhinos home

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of animal transport specialist Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo. On behalf of African Parks, a conservation non-profit that manages national parks and protected areas on behalf of governments across the continent, Intradco chartered two Etihad Boeing 777 Freighters to transport […]

Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards 2017 winners announced

Excellence in the air cargo industry was celebrated last night at the glittering Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards in Munich. The luxurious Westin Hotel saw a crescendo of cheering and applause for the reputable accolades as ecstatic winners in the 10 categories raised their trophies aloft. Broadcaster and television director Nadia Dunn compered the […]

Chapman Freeborn takes 75% share in Magma Aviation

Chapman Freeborn has increased its stake in Magma Aviation to a majority shareholding of 75 per cent to support the company’s long-term growth plans. The charter company has held a minority share in Magma since its launch in 2010 to commercially and operationally manage dedicated wide-body aircraft, contracted on an exclusive basis for airline partners. […]

Special projects driving Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn has had another strong year, particularly for project based work, according to group cargo and OBC sales director, Reto Hunziker (pictured below). He says the results over the past 12 months were good despite the lack of extraordinary events such as the West Coast port strikes of 2015. Hunziker comments: “It’s always difficult […]

Chapman Freeborn remains flexible during sudden mini-peaks

Recent years have been all about sudden mini-peaks in demand, as the traditional Asian ‘peak season’ has not materialised, Chapman Freeborn group cargo director, Reto Hunziker tells Air Cargo Week. Alongside the sudden mini-peaks, Hunziker says project-based work has been one of Chapman Freeborn’s key focuses and he is pleased how 2016 has gone so […]