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Chapman Freeborn partners with fractional trade experts to complement existing services

The world’s largest aircraft charter broker, Chapman Freeborn, and leading fractional share traders Fractional Jet Europe and FracTrade today announced a new strategic partnership to offer their clients an enhanced level of service.

The partnership will help clients to explore charter as an alternative to fractional ownership – including assessing the possibility of an early exit from their current provider.

Alex Berry, Group Executive Sales and Marketing Director at Chapman Freeborn, says:

“Chapman Freeborn is renowned for providing customers with excellent advice and service based on experience over the last 37 years. Being able to help customers move away from a potential onerous contract, which no longer delivers value, is becoming increasingly important as the business aviation market continues to mature. Both Fractional Jet Europe and FracTrade have been developed by two professionals who know this part of the industry intimately, and work with all parties to make sure value is maintained and customers have the benefit of freedom to change provider if they want.”

Commenting on the partnership Chris Moody, Chief Executive of Fractional Jet Europe says:

“The fractional market has changed enormously in the last three years, and we have created much greater flexibility by enabling owners to sell shares direct to buyers on the open market. Fractional owners often think they are locked into long-term contracts, but this is no longer the case. As a customer’s flying requirements change we can advise on the best way forward, and provide them with the right solution. Working with Chapman Freeborn, enables us to offer clients a wider choice using the world’s largest air charter broker.”

Dan Dugger, President of US Company FracTrade also added:

“This partnership completes the circle for our clients, giving them a single point of contact for all their private flying needs. People want a program that can adapt to the constant changes in their business and personal lifestyle. To meet this need we combined all the very best services in private aviation into one, easy to use, world-wide solution. Now our clients can charter private aircraft, shop fractional share programs, purchase their own plane and even access air cargo. In short, we have created the finest independent, private air travel solution of its kind in the world today.”

About Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn provides specialised executive air charter solutions, offering the highest levels of safety, security and flexibility with a global presence of 32 offices in 22 countries.

Each office has a team of professional multilingual charter experts who are contactable 24/7/365 and dedicated to finding the best executive charter solutions for clients.

The company’s annual turnover last year was over US $500 million and it is featured in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 list of Britain’s most successful privately owned mid-market companies.

About Fractional Jet Europe

Fractional Jet is Europe’s leading broker of fractional aircraft shares, offering independent, impartial advice on all aspects of the business jet market. The company’s “Share Exchange” is the only open marketplace in Europe for buying and selling fractional shares.

About FracTrade

FracTrade is a specialised division of Dugger & Company, Inc. that focuses on the unique needs of fractional aviation customers and their transactions. FracTrade experts provide independent guidance for clients transitioning between programs and directly manage the acquisition and disposition of their shares.