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Chapman Freeborn and ACS Consolidated Group announce global partnership

The world’s leading aircraft charter service provider, Chapman Freeborn, and leading aviation professional services firm ACS Consolidated Group today announced a new global partnership to leverage each other’s expertise to deliver an enhanced service offering to their clients.

The pairing will see ACS Consolidated Group’s aviation safety auditing and compliance expertise combined with Chapman Freeborn’s global aircraft charter and leasing services to offer clients the highest level of operational safety and regulatory compliance and innovative charter solutions.

Chapman Freeborn chief executive officer, Russi Batliwala, said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with ACS Consolidated Group to promote an increased level of safety to our clients. This is an exciting partnership between the two leading aviation companies in their respective fields and our combined knowledge and expertise will benefit clients worldwide.

ACS Consolidated Group is one of only a few auditing organisations in the world accredited by IATA to conduct IOSA and ISAGO audits. In addition, the firm is a Flight Safety Foundation registered BARS Audit Company and is ISO9001:2008 quality certified.

“Chapman Freeborn’s clients will have access to one of the most experienced pool of aviation safety auditors, consultants and trainers based across Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.”

Commenting on the partnership, Jake Milford, ACS Consolidated Group chief operating officer, said:

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with Chapman Freeborn to offer an even greater level of safety, compliance and operational excellence to new and existing aviation clients around the world and we are looking forward to helping ACS Consolidated Group clients tap into Chapman Freeborn’s award winning chartering services.”

About Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn is the world's leading air charter service provider. The company founded in 1973 has a global network of 32 offices in 22 countries. Last year Chapman Freeborn operated more than 5,000 charter flights for passengers and freight with annual sales over USD $500 million.

For four consecutive years the company’s freight service won the Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year award in the World Air Cargo Awards since 2007.

In addition to its core charter business, Chapman Freeborn also offers its customers aircraft purchasing and leasing options. The company’s aviation support subsidiaries - Air Dispatch International and Wings 24 Ltd - round off its range of services, enabling Chapman Freeborn to provide comprehensive support in all areas of air transportation.

For more information visit http://www.chapman-freeborn.com

About ACS Consolidated Group

ACS Consolidated Group is a leading global professional services firm delivering solutions to the aviation industry with a focus on safety, compliance and operational excellence. The company’s services range from safety audits and operational reviews through to specialist aviation recruitment, training and finance.

Partnering with clients globally, ACS Consolidated Group delivers innovative, cost-effective solutions that ensure their operations comply with the highest international aviation safety standards and run efficiently. The company has successfully completed hundreds of projects around the world, working with both large international carriers and small local charter operations.

ACS Consolidated Group is accredited by IATA to conduct IOSA and ISAGO audits, is a Flight Safety Foundation registered BARS Audit Company and is ISO9001:2008 quality certified. Headquartered in Australia, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and Japan, and consultants based all over Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information visit http://www.aviationsolutions.com.au

17th January 2011