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Chapman Freeborn is ready to assist in the Greece wildfire rescue effort

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25th July 2023

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Greece is currently facing a devastating situation, with over 80 wildfires spreading across its mainland and various islands. These fires have been sparked by an intense heatwave, causing temperatures to hit up to 45°C across Europe.

Chapman Freeborn’s rapid response specialists are ideally positioned to offer vital aid through repatriation and evacuation flights, as well as the expedited delivery of firefighting equipment.

With over 50 years of experience in time-critical response charter flights, Chapman Freeborn has proven its expertise in supporting local communities, tourists, and frontline aid workers during disasters – natural and otherwise.

In 2021, Chapman Freeborn chartered an Antonov AN124 aircraft to transport four Bell 214B helicopters from Australia to Greece to support their firefighting efforts. Typically, mobilisation of an AN124 aircraft and such cargo would take approximately 10 days, but thanks to their unparalleled industry connections and expertise, the Chapman Freeborn team executed the operation in just 72 hours.

Moreover, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Chapman Freeborn repatriated 10,000 people to their homes, facilitating 180 emergency flights across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States.

Chapman Freeborn has been involved in the humanitarian effort during almost every disaster during the last 50 years, making us ideally placed to assist in the fight against Greece’s wildfires.

For immediate assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: [email protected]

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