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 WINS INTERNATIONAL CHARTER BROKER OF THE YEAR AWARD AS IT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY


The STAT Times accolade recognises Chapman Freeborn as one of the industry’s most reliable air charterers, as it expands US presence with new Houston office

Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday 23rd February 2023Chapman Freeborn received the STAT Times International Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year Award at the Air Cargo Africa 2023 event in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday (Wednesday 22nd February 2023).

The award recognises Chapman Freeborn’s 50 years of outstanding service and is a testament to its reputation as one of the most reliable air charterers in the industry.

“We strive to be the best at what we do and to provide our customers and suppliers with the highest quality service,” said Russi Batliwala, Chairman of The Board, Chapman Freeborn.

“It is a great honour to have all our hard work recognised with this award.”

The charter broker cites offering more than just an aircraft charter service as key to its success, with today’s customers and suppliers demanding real added value from the broker involvement.

To meet the growing needs of its customers, Chapman Freeborn is focussed on continually increasing its global footprint, most recently adding a new office in Houston, Texas, to expand its presence in the US market.

The Houston office will be headed up by David McCown, President – Americas, Chapman Freeborn, and will support clients in the oil, gas, air logistics, and other industries based in the area.

“One of Chapman Freeborn’s market differentiators is our personalised level of service,” said McCown.

“As we celebrate Chapman Freeborn’s 50th anniversary this year, the opening of our new regional office in Houston highlights our continued commitment to making it easy for our customers to get the specialised and personalised services they need.”

The move follows the charter broker’s growth in its private and cargo charter operations and Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) business segments in southern and central US, as well as Mexico and Latin America.

Over the past 50 years, Chapman Freeborn has focused on diversifying its regional offerings, serving its global customers with a variety of in-house aircraft managed and owned assets, as well as third party aircraft charter solutions.

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.

For more information, please visit www.chapmanfreeborn.aero

Chapman Freeborn is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, leaders in end-to-end capacity solutions for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide. The Group manages over 100 offices and production facilities globally and is significantly backed by the assets of over 9,000 highly skilled aviation professionals, serving more than 2,000 clients throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and worldwide.

Avia Solutions Group holds more than 500 licenses for its evolutionary range of activities across multiple business sectors. Its vast portfolio of services to clients includes ACMI, charter and cargo aviation, aircraft leasing and trading, MRO services, business aviation and VIP airline procurement, charter and cargo aviation, pilot and crew training, recruitment services, together with multiple complementary services spanning a wide range of associated operations.


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CHAPMAN FREEBORN WINS INTERNATIONAL CHARTER BROKER OF THE YEAR AWARD AS IT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The STAT Times accolade recognises Chapman Freeborn as one of the industry’s most reliable air charterers, as it expands US presence with new Houston office

Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday 23rd February 2023: Chapman Freeborn received the STAT Times International Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year Award at the Air Cargo Africa 2023 event in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday (Wednesday 22nd February 2023).

The award recognises Chapman Freeborn’s 50 years of outstanding service and is a testament to its reputation as one of the most reliable air charterers in the industry.

“We strive to be the best at what we do and to provide our customers and suppliers with the highest quality service,” said Russi Batliwala, Chairman of The Board, Chapman Freeborn.

“It is a great honour to have all our hard work recognised with this award.”

The charter broker cites offering more than just an aircraft charter service as key to its success, with today’s customers and suppliers demanding real added value from the broker involvement.

To meet the growing needs of its customers, Chapman Freeborn is focussed on continually increasing its global footprint, most recently adding a new office in Houston, Texas, to expand its presence in the US market.

The Houston office will be headed up by David McCown, President – Americas, Chapman Freeborn, and will support clients in the oil, gas, air logistics, and other industries based in the area.

“One of Chapman Freeborn’s market differentiators is our personalised level of service,” said McCown.

“As we celebrate Chapman Freeborn’s 50th anniversary this year, the opening of our new regional office in Houston highlights our continued commitment to making it easy for our customers to get the specialised and personalised services they need.”

The move follows the charter broker’s growth in its private and cargo charter operations and Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) business segments in southern and central US, as well as Mexico and Latin America.

Over the past 50 years, Chapman Freeborn has focused on diversifying its regional offerings, serving its global customers with a variety of in-house aircraft managed and owned assets, as well as third party aircraft charter solutions.

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.

For more information, please visit www.chapmanfreeborn.aero

Chapman Freeborn is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, leaders in end-to-end capacity solutions for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide. The Group manages over 100 offices and production facilities globally and is significantly backed by the assets of over 9,000 highly skilled aviation professionals, serving more than 2,000 clients throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and worldwide.

Avia Solutions Group holds more than 500 licenses for its evolutionary range of activities across multiple business sectors. Its vast portfolio of services to clients includes ACMI, charter and cargo aviation, aircraft leasing and trading, MRO services, business aviation and VIP airline procurement, charter and cargo aviation, pilot and crew training, recruitment services, together with multiple complementary services spanning a wide range of associated operations.