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Our teams around the globe have been working around-the-clock arranging charter flights utilising aircraft of all shapes and sizes. The latest edition of our e-newsletter Update brings you a variety of stories about our recent passenger and cargo charters and news from the Chapman Freeborn group of companies.

Our team in São Paulo, Brazil was particularly busy during the FIFA World Cup and over the course of the five week event they managed over 50 separate contracts including charter programmes for supporter groups as well as private jets for players and their families, event sponsors, media groups and celebrity spectators. The impressive line-up of private jets utilised included Cessna Citation Mustangs and CJ2’s, Embraer Phenom 300’s, Learjet 45’s and 60’s, Gulfstream 200 and GIV types as well as larger regional aircraft.

In February this year, we completed the acquisition of Intradco – the world’s leading equine, livestock and exotics transport specialist.  This edition of Update brings you up to speed on their flights for the world-famous Cavalia equestrian tour and the movement of 39 giraffes on a Boeing B777F aircraft, from Johannesburg to Bangkok.

Our offices in Turkey and Germany worked together on a time-critical operation involving the delivery of medical equipment for the opening of a new hospital in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea. The hospital, named ‘The Polyclinic Medical Center – Our Lady of Guadalupe’, was formally opened by the country’s president in March and will support the government’s efforts to enhance public health by providing improved medical services.

Meanwhile in UK, our passenger team coordinated charter flights for search and rescue specialists taking part in a full-scale training exercise with participating agencies from across Europe. The event took part in Estonia to give rescue teams the opportunity to test European cooperation in the realistic environment of a disaster response exercise. An Estonian Air Embraer ERJ-170 aircraft was chartered for the round trip from Kuopio to Tallinn carrying 33 search and rescue professionals and two dogs which were also transported in the main cabin.

In this edition of Update you can also read about a charter that was handled by our office in Cologne when they were asked to arrange a private flight for a newly-wed couple and their 85 wedding guests. They flew from Berlin to Nice on a Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Full personalisation was also provided – with the family’s coat of arms displayed on the boarding passes, at check in and on board the aircraft itself including the carpets, monitors and pillow protectors.

Other news includes a partnership between Chapman Freeborn OBC – the global on board courier specialist – and Swiss WorldCargo that caters for all hand-carry requirements through its worldwide office network. Plus, we welcome ALS Portugal Aviation & Logistics Solutions Lda. as our exclusive representative for the Portuguese market.

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Update front cover Sep 2014