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Chapman Freeborn highlights its heavy lift expertise

The world's largest aircraft charter and aviation support company, Chapman Freeborn, has revealed continued strong demand for its expert heavy and outsize cargo charter services.

The latest of several large movements in recent weeks saw the global air charter specialist coordinate the air transportation of a giant piece of oil and gas equipment from Malaysia to Congo to support offshore projects in the region.

The 27-ton part was flown from Johor Bahru (JHB) to Pointe Noire (PNR) on an IL-76 charter, arranged by Chapman Freeborn's Singapore office in close cooperation with colleagues in Italy.

Chapman Freeborn’s technical expertise was utilised by the Italian client to design and manufacture a specialised transport sledge in Singapore so the piece could be loaded into the IL-76 aircraft - saving the customer more than US $500,000 on alternative cargo charter options.

Veronica Ching, Charter Sales Manager at Chapman Freeborn Singapore, says "We aim to add value to every charter performed. Air charter solutions go beyond merely matching customers’ requests with available aircraft, and delivering cargo from point X to point Y. In this case, we are proud to have achieved both cost and time savings for our client through our innovative out-of-the-box solutions."

The Singapore team also provided airport representation for the charter, so aircraft loading using a crane and trailer was expertly supervised.

Chapman Freeborn has more than 30 offices worldwide and coordinated over 6,000 cargo, passenger and private jet charters last year, in addition to many ACMI, wet and dry aircraft lease arrangements.

Earlier in May 2011, the company has won the prestigious Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year prize at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards for the fifth successive year. International freight forwarders and cargo airlines have once again voted the global aircraft charter specialist as their favourite provider.


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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. Chapman Freeborn specialises in delivering excellent air charter solutions for passenger and cargo movements. 

With more than 30 offices located across five continents, Chapman Freeborn has achieved a global coverage that is unparalleled. Each office has a team of professional multilingual charter experts who are contactable 24/7/365 and dedicated to finding the best charter solutions for the clients.

In addition, Chapman Freeborn coordinates ad hoc and large-scale humanitarian relief flight operations for the United Nations, governments, international NGOs and other aid providers.

The group’s annual turnover last year was over US $800 million and the company features in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 list of Britain’s most successful privately owned mid-market companies.

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