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Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo utilise Berlin Brandenburg cargo centre for aid charter

Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo utilise Berlin Brandenburg cargo centre for aid charter

Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo have successfully collaborated on high-profile charter project which utilised the cargo facility on the site of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which is still under construction.

The operation - a humanitarian airlift arranged on behalf of the Red Cross - was the first time the new cargo centre has been used for an ad hoc charter project.

The flight was jointly coordinated by Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo and represents the latest in a number of charter projects since the two companies announced a strategic cooperation agreement earlier this year.

Over 45 tons of humanitarian cargo was loaded onto a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F aircraft for the flight to Amman in Jordan.

The consignment included vital materials for setting up a field hospital in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan which accommodates around 130,000 civilians from the Syrian civil war zone. 

Representatives from Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo were present to ensure the loading process ran smoothly and the flight departed on schedule after taxiing to Schönefeld Airport.

Bettina Kaufmann, General Manager of Chapman Freeborn Germany, said:

"The time-efficient execution of this project is attributed to the good cooperation with our partner Lufthansa Cargo , which allowed the rapid deployment of the aircraft. Both companies worked hand-in-hand to deliver the much-needed relief supplies as soon as possible." 

About Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn was established in the UK in 1973 and the group now comprises of over 30 offices around the world. 

The company specialises in the charter and lease of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft for a wide ranging client base including major international organisations, NGOs, multinational corporations, governments, and a host of industries around the globe. 

Chapman Freeborn is dedicated to adding real value to clients and suppliers. The company was voted Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year at the World Air Cargo Awards for six consecutive years. Industry publication Air Cargo News also named Chapman Freeborn as its Cargo Charter Broker of the Year 2012 and 2013.

In addition to cargo charter and on board courier (OBC) operations, Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet and helicopter charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel.

Chapman Freeborn has over 450 employees worldwide and is currently ranked 32nd in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list of Britain’s biggest mid-market private companies. 

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

11th September 2013