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Chapman Freeborn completes 100th Haiti aid flight

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has completed its 100th aid flight to help the people affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

The global aircraft charter specialist has delivered relief cargo from the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia on behalf of international aid agencies.

In the aftermath of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake aid has been flown into airports including Port au Prince (PAP), Haiti and Santo Domingo (SDQ), Dominican Republic on chartered aircraft including L-100 Hercules, AN-12, IL-76, DC-8, MD11, B777 and B747 freighters.

Operations on the ground in Port au Prince and Santo Domingo have been overseen by Chapman Freeborn logistics experts, who were immediately deployed in the wake of the disaster.

Chapman Freeborn’s passenger charter expertise was also utilised by American and European search and rescue organisations, with charters to Port au Prince and other regional airports on B737 and B767 aircraft.

Support in the form of securing flight permits and fuel provisions has been arranged for Chapman Freeborn charters and additional airline clients by 24-hour operations subsidiary Paragon Global Flight Support.

The United Nations described the Haiti disaster as "one of the worst humanitarian crises in decades".

The quake claimed up to 200,000 lives, and hundreds of thousands more Haitians have been displaced from their homes in Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Jacmel.

The main focus of the aid effort is now to provide urgent shelter, basic sanitation and large-scale vaccination programmes for the temporary camps.

8th February 2010