When an aircraft in Entebbe met with an AOG (aircraft on ground) situation due to engine problems, Chapman Freeborn’s cargo charter teams in Belgium, Uganda and Singapore worked together to complete a complicated, time-critical cargo charter.
The replacement engine was delivered to Luxembourg from Singapore on a Boeing B747F part charter and then loaded an Ilyushin IL-76 full charter that was waiting at the airport.
A charter specialist from Chapman Freeborn’s Uganda office was on the ground at Entebbe to help facilitate the operation and to ensure the engine was off-loaded correctly. The IL-76 then returned the faulty engine to Zurich.
This air cargo charter is a classic case demonstrating the strength of Chapman Freeborn’s global offices. Andrea Lim, cargo charter broker from Chapman Freeborn Singapore said:
“Clients who require urgent long distance charters greatly benefit from our global coverage – as in this case when the cargo was flown from Singapore to Luxembourg to Uganda then to Zurich. The client can have a peace of mind because Chapman Freeborn’s local brokers are equipped with the necessary market knowledge and expertise to ensure that loading and unloading are well supervised.”
She added that the biggest challenge for this particular cargo charter was the very tight timeframe:
“As soon as the client decided to proceed with the charter at 7pm, no time was wasted to pick up the cargo from the warehouse and delivering it to the airport; all documentation requirements and customs formalities were managed promptly and the cargo was loaded and ready to be flown the very next morning.”
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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 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.