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Chapman Freeborn wins the Air Cargo News charter award for the second consecutive year

Chapman Freeborn wins the Air Cargo News charter award for the second consecutive year

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has been named Cargo Charter Broker of the Year by leading industry title Air Cargo News for the second year running.

Chris Chapman, chairman and co-founder of Chapman Freeborn, was on hand to accept the award at a gala event held at the Lancaster Hotel in London on April 27.

The latest industry accolade marks the end of a busy 12 month period for Chapman Freeborn, who recently secured an innovative new strategic cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Cargo to handle all of the airline's third-party chartering requirements.

In the last 12 months Chapman Freeborn has also continued to expand its unrivalled global network, strengthening its presence in markets including Scandinavia and Russia and establishing a sales and marketing operation in Argentina.

The Air Cargo News charter award also arrives as Chapman Freeborn prepares to officially celebrate its 40th anniversary in May.

For the last four decades Chapman Freeborn has prided itself on providing niche aircraft solutions and its ability to undertake complex airlift projects has helped to set it apart from its competitors.

Standout airlift operations in the last 12 months include a project managed by Chapman Freeborn's UAE team to move 111 outsize construction vehicles from Sharjah to Kandahar, as well as humanitarian airdrop operations to deliver over 4000 tons of aid in Sudan and the Central African Republic.

About Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn was established in the UK in 1973 and the group now comprises of 35 offices in 25 countries 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 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. In addition to the Air Cargo News award, the company has been voted Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards for the last six consecutive years.

In February of this year Chapman Freeborn also landed the title of Air Charter Provider of the Year in Africa for the second consecutive time at the Air Cargo Africa awards.

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.

www.chapman-freeborn.com

30th April 2013