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Cargo Air Charter

Chapman Freeborn arranges first ever Boeing B747-8F charter from Stuttgart Airport

Chapman Freeborn has successfully coordinated a B747-8F cargo charter to transport a 77-ton load from Stuttgart, Germany to Houston in the USA.

The operation – carried out on behalf of a freight forwarder – utilised an Atlas Air B747-8F to transport a load consisting of numerous vehicles.

The operation marks the first ever 747-8F charter from Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Chapman Freeborn had to work hard to ensure the complex operation went smoothly. Special permits had to be obtained and dedicated equipment had to be brought into the airport to serve the aircraft.


A Chapman Freeborn representative was on hand to ensure the vehicles were loaded smoothly and a successful operation took place.

Bettina Kaufmann, General Manager of Chapman Freeborn Germany comments:

“When an aircraft type operates out of an airport for the first time, it is really important to have an experienced charter broker working on the operation to assist with special permits and unique equipment requirements. Chapman Freeborn has over 40 years of experience executing charter flights and is very familiar with complex permit approval processes. Our worldwide network and exceptional relationships with market partners results in smooth air cargo operations.”