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Chapman Freeborn gains FPAL accreditation for oil and gas industry services

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is delighted to announce that it has joined the FPAL community – an industry-governed supplier management system for the oil and gas industry.

Following the successful completion of the application process, the global aircraft charter specialist is now fully registered as an FPAL supplier – making its award-winning services available to a group of 85 purchasing organisations.

Chapman Freeborn offers tailored aircraft charter services to the energy and marine offshore industry – including solutions for heavy and outsize cargo, crew rotations and executive travel, as well as aircraft leasing services and on board couriers (OBC) for small shipments.

The main drivers behind the creation of FPAL are to increase the efficiency and transparency of the global supply chain. The system offer online supplier and purchasing management services to identify, qualify, evaluate and monitor suppliers and contractors, to manage risk in the supply chain.

Chapman Freeborn’s FPAL accreditation will allow for the collection and sharing of information and the advanced prequalification process will serve to reduce the costs, time and administrative workload for clients.

About FPAL

FPAL (First Point Assessment Limited) was established in 1996. It works to identify, qualify, evaluate, and monitor suppliers and is governed by an industry-based steering committee.

FPAL is one of a range of supplier management services provided by the Achilles Group, with individual schemes for buyer and supplier communities across a diverse range of industry sectors throughout the world. Achilles was founded in Norway, with the launch of a supplier pre-qualification service for the country’s oil and gas industry.

For more information on FPAL please follow this link.

About Chapman Freeborn

Over the last four decades Chapman Freeborn has become one of the most trusted names in the aircraft charter industry. Established in the UK in 1973, the company now has 35 offices worldwide including locations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Chapman Freeborn employs over 450 staff worldwide and currently ranks 21st in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list of Britain’s most successful privately owned mid-sized companies. Annual group turnover stands at over US $800 million.

For more information on Chapman Freeborn’s air charter services for the energy and marine offshore industry please follow this link.