Charter firm celebrates 45 years in business

Chapman Freeborn staff from around the world gathered to celebrate the charter company’s 45th birthday in the ancient city of Mdina, Malta. Founded in the UK in 1973, the Chapman Freeborn group originally to market Alaska International Air’s Hercules freighters, the company now has offices in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. As well as on board courier services and time-critical logistics subsidiaries, the group also includes animal transport ... [+]

More than just sunlight needed to get solar plane around the world

Aircraft charter firm Chapman Freeborn and specialist heavylift airline Volga-Dnepr played a key part in the recent success of Solar Impulse 2’ s historic mission to become the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the globe. The two partners provided comprehensive logistical assistance including cargo and passenger chartered aircraft to transport spare parts, ... [+]

F-f-f-reighter to the frozen North

Air charter specialist Chapman Freeborn and logistics partners GAC Norway and POLOG have delivered a prefabricated Arctic research station to northern Greenland on 17 Antonov AN-12 charter flights from Longyearbyen, Norway. Just 924 km (574 miles) from the North Pole, the scientific outpost can only reached by air by air. ... [+]

Chapman signs Swiss courier deal

Global on board courier specialist Chapman Freeborn has signed a deal with Swiss WorldCargo to support its hand-carry requirements through its worldwide office network.The agreement will allow the airline to expand its specialised product portfolio and offer solutions for hand-carry courier shipments worldwidesuch as important documents or time-critical manufacturing parts. ... [+]

Horses for courses: Chapman Freeborn livestock subsidary unveils growth plans

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering's Intradco annimal transport subsidiary is to extend its operations worldwide. Following Chapman Freeborn's completion of the acquisition of UK-based Intradco in February this year and integration of the company into its business portfolio over the last three months, the new subsidiary gains access to Chapman Freeborn’s global ... [+]

Flying boat

Chapman Freeborn and its logistics partners SPI International and Logik Logistics moved the first ever C-Worker unmanned surface vehicle from Portsmouth, UK to Lafayette, Louisina.  The 20-foot long C-Worker, which is set to revolutionise oil and gas operations, was flown on a chartered British Airways Boeing 747 freighter. [+]

Bus ride to Astana

One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76 freighters recently carried an 18-metre bus from Turin to Astana, Kazakhstan. Iveco Italy urgently needed to deliver the bus to the capital of Kazakhstan for a special promotion on 25 November and the flight, was organised by Chapman-Freeborn Airchartering Italy was confirmed the following day. There were ... [+]

Chapman Freeborn freighters in the Philippines

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has positioned an Ilyushin IL-76 and an Antonov AN-12 freighter into the Philippines to delivery aid more quickly to typhoon victims. The (TAC).planes are available for charter from Mactan-Cebu, Manila and Tacloban airports.     [+]

Freight industry comes to aid of typhoon victims – updated

The air charter industry swung into action quickly to help victims of the Philippines typhoon. On 13 November, Air Partner said it had organised four Boeing 777 and two 747 flights to the Philippines, carrying 600 tonnes of vehicles, tents, shelter kits and tarpaulins from East Midlands Airport and the UAE ... [+]

Chapman Freeborn cements Swiss deal

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has signed a partnership with Swiss WorldCargo to support the carrier's third-party chartering requirements. The agreement will allow Swiss WorldCargo to expand its specialised product portfolio and offer clients full or part charter solutions using the entire range of cargo aircraft worldwide. Chapman Freeborn will benefit by working closely ... [+]

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