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Chapman Freeborn wins Charter Broker of the Year 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Chapman Freeborn Airchartering have been named Charter Broker of the Year 2017.

We received the accolade at the prestigious Cargo Airline of the Year event, held on 22nd April 2017 at London’s Lancaster Hotel.

Shahe Ouzounian, chief operating officer, collected the award on behalf of our worldwide offices.

The latest industry recognition adds to our long list of honours over the last decade –  including more than 20 top cargo charter awards for service and innovation.

Chapman Freeborn goes from strength to strength

With over four decades of experience, we’re much more than a broker that books simple A to B charter flights. Our focus isn’t on notching up flight numbers, but adding real value and taking on the type of projects that other brokers aren’t capable of managing.

In the last 12 months, our activities in the commercial sector have been wide-ranging – from AN-124 and AN-225 outsize projects in support of the energy industry, to time-critical movements of hi-tech cargo and pharmaceuticals.

The automotive sector has also represented a growth business in several key markets, and this year we further demonstrated our strengths in the aircraft leasing market with the provision of a B747-400F for Senator International’s “Atlantic Air Bridge” – ferrying time-critical auto components between Europe and the US.

Our specialist animal transport division Intradco Global also continues to go from strength to strength – including a recent record-breaking delivery of thoroughbred horses from Ireland to China. Elsewhere, it has flown everything from giraffes to rhinos as part of international conservation programmes.

However, our proudest achievement in the last 12 months – and the best example of our capabilities in delivering solutions to complex air logistics problems – are the wide-ranging humanitarian contracts professionally managed by its teams – including the airdrop delivery of thousands of tons of aid in East Africa.

What is more remarkable is that the bulk of this workload is handled by a very small specialist team within Chapman Freeborn who manage aircraft and crews around the clock.

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