Chapman Freeborn’s VIP music team is also nearing the end of another eventful year - characterised by major worldwide tours for rock bands, European festivals, and record-high charter demand from growth sectors like EDM.
Since setting up our first operation to support David Bowie’s Glass Spider Tour in 1987, we’ve been a firmly established presence in the music business, having built an enviable portfolio of some of the most prominent names in entertainment.
Elsewhere, another one of our key focuses in 2017 has been expanding our share of the executive charter market, as well as targeting other niche sectors like sport.
With clients travelling further afield than ever before our global office network is of vital importance – as well as the work of Wings 24, our specialist flight operations division. For example, when our European clients require a multi-leg tour of their manufacturing facilities in China – we’re able to liaise with our colleagues on the ground who speak the local language, understand the culture and can oversee a complex charter project.
The last 12 months has also seen us increase our presence at key business aviation shows around the world.
EBACE and NBAA BACE both gave the business aviation community a glimpse of some of the new private jet types available on the market soon.
Highlights at EBACE included the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude which offers the lowest cabin altitude and quietest interior in its class. With a range of 6,482km, the jet is poised to connect city pairs such as London to Dubai, Paris to Boston or Geneva to New Delhi.
Not to be outdone, NBAA BACE in Las Vegas showcased an equally impressive display of jets – including the highly-anticipated Bombardier Global 7000, a newly designed Gulfstream G650ER, and a fully-outfitted Gulfstream G500 production aircraft.
Photographs below taken at EBACE and NBAA BACE 2017. Cessna Citation Longitude, Bombardier Global 6000, and a Bombardier Global 7000.