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.

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CHAPMAN FREEBORN CONTINUES TO GROW ITS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO AS IT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF AIR CHARTERING EXCELLENCE


The global air charter specialist is expanding its team and is committed to supporting industry NextGen

Munich, Germany, Thursday 11th May 2023: 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, today.

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, over the past decades, been predominantly people and relationship driven,” said Russi Batliwala, Chairman of the Board, Chapman Freeborn.

“I believe that this has changed, and in today’s business environment, relationships alone are no longer enough to be successful.

“Customers rightly expect more added value and services beyond traditional third-party air charter brokering services.

“We have successfully diversified, and continue to diversify, our business, growing our portfolio of niche services and increasing our value to our customers.

“Relationships will always play a major role in our business, and we continue to develop them with our many new services.”

Most recently, the charter broker has invested in expanding its product portfolio, including its On Board Courier (OBC) product, and growing its Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) leasing team.

Chapman Freeborn attributes its 50 years of success to its rapid diversification and agile product development in response to changing consumer demand.

“We are investing significantly in the expansion of our international office network and teams to strengthen our truly global business,” said Eric Erbacher, Chief Executive Officer, Chapman Freeborn.

“Our group continues to push its efforts to considerably increase our own controlled capacity in our key segments of cargo and ACMI leasing over the coming years.

“As well as this, we are intensifying our network of selected partnerships and collaboration across the logistics chain to drive added value for our customers.”

While Chapman Freeborn celebrates its traditional and historical place in the industry, it is committed to recruiting the next generation of aviation experts and driving innovation in an ever-evolving industry.

The charter broker is actively pursuing an ambitious recruitment campaign in 2023, already recruiting more than 80 members of staff this year, with the aim of surpassing the workforce growth achieved in 2022.

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 CONTINUES TO GROW ITS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO AS IT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF AIR CHARTERING EXCELLENCE

The global air charter specialist is expanding its team and is committed to supporting industry NextGen

Munich, Germany, Thursday 11th May 2023: 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, today.

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, over the past decades, been predominantly people and relationship driven,” said Russi Batliwala, Chairman of the Board, Chapman Freeborn.

“I believe that this has changed, and in today’s business environment, relationships alone are no longer enough to be successful.

“Customers rightly expect more added value and services beyond traditional third-party air charter brokering services.

“We have successfully diversified, and continue to diversify, our business, growing our portfolio of niche services and increasing our value to our customers.

“Relationships will always play a major role in our business, and we continue to develop them with our many new services.”

Most recently, the charter broker has invested in expanding its product portfolio, including its On Board Courier (OBC) product, and growing its Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) leasing team.

Chapman Freeborn attributes its 50 years of success to its rapid diversification and agile product development in response to changing consumer demand.

“We are investing significantly in the expansion of our international office network and teams to strengthen our truly global business,” said Eric Erbacher, Chief Executive Officer, Chapman Freeborn.

“Our group continues to push its efforts to considerably increase our own controlled capacity in our key segments of cargo and ACMI leasing over the coming years.

“As well as this, we are intensifying our network of selected partnerships and collaboration across the logistics chain to drive added value for our customers.”

While Chapman Freeborn celebrates its traditional and historical place in the industry, it is committed to recruiting the next generation of aviation experts and driving innovation in an ever-evolving industry.

The charter broker is actively pursuing an ambitious recruitment campaign in 2023, already recruiting more than 80 members of staff this year, with the aim of surpassing the workforce growth achieved in 2022.

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.