Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Pte Ltd

Chapman Freeborn Australia - 2012 Winner of The Australian Business Award for Enterprise

Press Release   •   Aug 01, 2012 17:25 AEST

Chapman Freeborn is delighted to share that its Australian office has been named as the 2012 winner of the Australian Business Award for Enterprise in the transport industry classification.

Chapman Freeborn Australia is recognised for achieving outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth and received the honour for its professional contribution to the industry as a whole.

Commenting on the award, Michael Grant, General Manager of Chapman Freeborn Australia said:

“We consider it a great honour to receive this prestigious award in recognition of being the leading aircraft charter specialist in Australia. Chapman Freeborn is committed to the Australian market and will continue to demonstrate our expertise in providing the best aircraft charter solutions.”

With an established office down under, Chapman Freeborn Australia has consolidated the company’s unrivalled global coverage, making the UK-headquartered aircraft charter specialist the first international broker with over 30 offices spanning six continents. This unique advantage has provided Chapman Freeborn’s customers with an unparalleled continuity of service, at the same time also benefitting from the company’s global buying power and local market knowledge.

Congratulating Chapman Freeborn Australia, Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director of the Australian Business Awards said:

“There was unparalleled breadth and depth in this year’s entries, highlighting the economic stability of Australia and stamping it as the ‘clever country’ for progressive projects, investment, enterprise ventures and workplace practices. Across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, the 2012 winners of the Australian Business Awards are innovative, agile and truly ‘best in class’.”

Worldwide Chapman Freeborn currently coordinates over 6,000 charters a year - including VIP private jet charters, diplomatic flights and passenger group charters, as well as cargo charters for time critical freight, outsize cargo and humanitarian relief flights. The company also provides specialised aircraft leasing and on board courier (OBC) services worldwide.

Chapman Freeborn was recently voted Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards for the sixth consecutive year. Industry title Air Cargo News also named the company Charter Broker of the Year 2012.

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About Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn is the world’s leading aircraft charter and aviation support company, with a proven reputation for innovation, expertise and professionalism. Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has four decades of experience in providing specialised air charter solutions for both passenger and cargo movements.

In addition to passenger and cargo air charters, the company also provides humanitarian relief flight operations for the United Nations, governments, international NGOs, and other aid providers. Chapman Freeborn also offers clients with specialised On Board Courier (OBC) services that complement its cargo charter services. Subsidiary company Wings 24 Ltd provides ACMI sub-charters and outsourced flight operations including flight permits, aircraft fuelling and ground handling.

The group’s annual turnover stands at around US $800 million and employs over 450 employees worldwide. Chapman Freeborn has been ranked 21st in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list, and has also recently achieved 169th ranking in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 - a league table of Britain’s private firms with the fastest growing overseas sales.

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