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Chapman Freeborn Australia Market Review

The launch of Chapman Freeborn office in Melbourne last year this time has made the UK-headquartered company the first and only aircraft charter broker to have an established presence spanning six continents, thereby setting Chapman Freeborn distinctively apart from the rest of its competition.

With over 30 offices worldwide, Chapman Freeborn’s strong global network has empowered the Australian team to offer innovative solutions, otherwise unavailable, to satisfy local clients’ various charter requirements. A global reach and access to full range of aircraft is something that no other Australian brokers could offer.

Despite the uncertainty of the global charter market Michael Grant, General Manager for Chapman Freeborn Australia, shares that the current outlook for the Australia market is good and demand for air charters remain positive. Regarding plans for Chapman Freeborn Australia moving forward, Michael adds:

“We have identified market opportunities within Australia and have put in place a development plan to pursue them; within particular markets of interest are energy, mining, livestock exports, infrastructure projects, aerospace, entertainment, and the high net worth individuals (HNWI).”

Australia’s vast resource endowments and its flourishing mining and energy sectors represent charter needs for outsize and time-critical equipment. Chapman Freeborn Australia frequently caters to cargo air charter requests into Australia from Asian, European and North American markets. As Australia is a gateway to Papua New Guinea, the Melbourne-based team is also well abreast of charter solutions into remote areas.

In terms of the private jet charter market, Chapman Freeborn has recently transferred its charter specialist Ryan Flinn from its UK office to Melbourne. Ryan’s specific focus and area of expertise is private jets and rotary, and he has over 8 years of experience in the aviation industry. Ryan comments:

“I am delighted to be part of our Australia team; Chapman Freeborn is dedicated to the market down-under and we are actively developing and expanding our private jet charter business here in Australia.”

The past year has been filled with successes for Chapman Freeborn Australia, including having been named the 2012 Winner of The Australian Business Award for Enterprise in the Transport industry classification and being recognised as an organisation that has achieved outstanding commercial success whilst undertaking bold new ventures.

The Melbourne based team is now offering the complete range of Chapman Freeborn’s products and services to clients across Australasia.