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Chapman Freeborn and Aviation Logistics Network form new strategic alliance

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is delighted to announce the formation of a new strategic partnership with Aviation Logistics Network (ALN), the leading international network of aviation logistics professionals.

The global aircraft charter specialist will help to further strengthen ALN, an independent association of international logistics service providers specialising in the transportation of time-critical freight for the aerospace industry.

The partnership will provide ALN clients with fast, effective 24-hour solutions to AOG situations worldwide – including cargo charters for engines and spare parts, as well as on board courier (OBC) services for small shipments.

Pierre Van Der Stichele, director of business development for Chapman Freeborn, said:

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work in partnership with ALN as the leading logistics organisation in its field. A grounded airliner can potentially cost its operator hundreds of thousands in lost revenue, and the ability to provide an urgent air charter or OBC service on a 24-hour basis is critical.”

Ralph Perkins, managing director of ALN, said:

“The decision by Chapman Freeborn to join with ALN adds further value for our clients and provides the aerospace industry with a unique combination of service options for AOG, critical and routine logistic needs. We welcome Chapman Freeborn to ALN and look forward to working with them ."

About Chapman Freeborn

Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has over 35 years of experience providing specialised air charter solutions for both passenger and cargo movements. The company has more than 30 offices strategically located across 6 continents.

Chapman Freeborn was voted Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year at the World Air Cargo Awards for the fifth straight year in 2011. This unique award reflects the company’s professionalism in coordinating thousands of air charters a year.

In addition to cargo charters and OBC services for AOG situations, Chapman Freeborn’s Wings 24 subsidiary assists airlines in immediately finding a sub-charter aircraft to continue operating their flight programmes - helping to maintain punctuality and customer service levels.

http://www.chapman-freeborn.com

About Aviation Logistics Network

Established in 2006, ALN is an independent association of international logistics service providers, all of which specialise in the transportation of time-critical freight for the aerospace industry.

ALN provides services including engine movements and transportation of spare parts, customs solutions, warehousing of aircraft spares, fastest transport solutions, and worldwide expertise in transport management. Winner of the Best Logistics Provider Award to the Aviation Industry 2011

ALN currently has representation in over 160 stations worldwide providing optimum global cover. Partnership in the network is through a rigorous selection process, where would-be strategic partners are vetted for their ability to operate in a 24/7 environment and their experience and expertise are checked in handling fixed wing and helicopter spares for airline service providers, carriers and MRO facilities.

http://www.aln.aero

30th January 2012