The Global Aircraft Charter Specialists
An Introduction To Chapman Freeborn
Passenger Group Charter
Humanitarian Relief / Disaster Response
to 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 over 35 years of experience providing
specialized air charter solutions for both
passenger and cargo movements. With
more than 30 offices strategically located
across 5 continents, our global coverage
As a private company, we operate
independently and therefore have the
flexibility to select the best aircraft and
operators to meet our clients’ needs.
We have built mutually productive
relationships with all sectors of the charter
industry – airlines, airports, handling
agents, freight forwarders, control
authorities and other related agencies
– which allow us to facilitate all kinds of
operations, from an emergency relief airlift
to a corporate roadshow, in a timely, costeffective
Our diverse client base includes major
corporations, governments, NGOs and
relief agencies, as well as high net worth
individuals (HNWIs) and prominent figures
from the entertainment world. Much of our
business is gained through competitive
tendering processes but we also receive
many referrals from satisfied customers.
Our People Make the Difference
One of our key strengths at Chapman
Freeborn is our extraordinary personnel.
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
Our staff have up-to-the-minute access
to the very latest information on aircraft
availability and operating conditions as well
as an extensive database that enables us
to match aircraft to customer requirements
within minutes. We can assist in fuel
purchase, trip planning, permit applications
and more, and can provide airport
assistance and onboard Flight Managers /
Loadmasters if needed.
At Chapman Freeborn, safety and
security are our top priorities. We
employ stringent company procedures
to vet every operator and scrutinize the
paperwork for each and every flight that
we charter to ensure that all legal and
regulatory requirements are satisfied.
We pride ourselves on providing a
first class service at a competitive
price, consistently exceeding our
Each office has
a team of professional
experts who are
and always ready to
assist our valued clients.
trusted by corporate and entertainment clients
VIP & Executive Charter
safety, security, discretion
Chapman Freeborn has been
involved in VIP charter since
its earliest days. Our expertise
ensures an attentive yet discreet
Chapman Freeborn’s VIP charter services
accommodate a variety of needs:
• Executive travel
• High net worth individuals (HNWIs)
• Bands on tour
• Movie promos
• Hospitality & events
• Travel professionals
• Head of state, government and
In today’s environment of corporate
accountability, protracted airport formalities
and airline route cutbacks, there are many
advantages to chartering a private aircraft.
• choosing the most convenient
• travelling at times that suit your
• streamlined passage through smaller,
• the safety and security of carefully
vetted operators and crew
• the privacy to conduct confidential
• a more flexible baggage allowance
• catering tailored to your individual
Aircraft charter is a flexible and
competitively priced alternative to the fiscal
burden of full or part aircraft ownership,
jet card programs and similar schemes.
We have access to all types of aircraft –
including private jets, helicopters and VIP
configured airliners – anywhere in
the world, 24/7/365.
Executive & HNWI Travel
Executive jet charter can offer a
surprisingly cost-effective solution for
corporate travel, especially where there
is a multi-city, time-sensitive itinerary.
Concert tours, financial roadshows,
product launches, site visits and executive
board meetings can all generate complex
travel requirements, which can be greatly
simplified through the flexibility and
personal service provided by air charter.
Also, the unique travel requirements of
HNWIs mean that private jet charter is
often the only feasible way to get from one
location to another on schedule
and in a secure manner.
We are accustomed to providing
charter solutions for discerning clients who
expect nothing less than the very best.
Our reputation for exceeding expectations
is illustrated by the high level of repeat
business and referrals we receive.
Hospitality & Events
Chapman Freeborn often provides
corporate clients and travel management
companies (TMCs) with air charter in
support of special events. An executive jet
or helicopter may be required as part of the
“experience”, or it may be an essential tool
to get passengers to their destination.
Conference and incentive travel, corporate
hospitality packages, sports events
(including teams and their supporters)
may all benefit from at least investigating
aircraft charter costs. Our personnel are
happy to provide initial advice, budget
quotations or firm costings as required.
We can also arrange for onboard
branding, catering, security, and other
services to complement your event
and enhance the experience for your
Government & Diplomatic Flights
Government and diplomatic flights
involving heads of state and other
high-profile passengers demand delicate
handling. Naturally security of the
passengers is critical, but there are other
operational and political challenges.
We have successfully managed many
projects of this type, from short haul trips
to round the world diplomatic flights.
Thanks to our global network, we can
often provide local airport assistance and
onboard Flight Managers to ensure the
smooth operation of such projects.
Passenger Group Charter
any number of people, anywhere in the world
Passenger Group Charter
anything is possible
emergency evacuation and repatriation
flights. We have many years of experience
of such operations to ensure a calm and
professional approach even in the wake
of a major incident.
Group air charter with Chapman Freeborn
is a fully managed service. We take care
of every detail to ensure the operation runs
smoothly and safely.
Chapman Freeborn is an industry
leader in group charter. We can
quickly assess the nature of your
enquiry and search the market for
the most suitable charter solution.
Travel arrangements for groups can be
complex, so why depend on a scheduled
airline when planning an important
conference or event?
As specialists in conference and incentive
travel, we regularly source passenger
airliners of all types for group flight
operations. We can supply regional turbo
props and jets for up to 50 passengers
and all categories of narrow and wide
body airliners up to the largest long-range
aircraft. In fact, a private charter is often
the most cost-efficient way to transport
a large group.
Chapman Freeborn passenger group air
charters are tailor-made for:
• conference and incentive groups
• special events and product launches
• sports teams and their supporters
• bands and orchestras
• specialist tour groups
• government and diplomatic flights
• contract corporate shuttle operations
• airline to airline sub-charter and leasing
We also provide charter solutions in
unplanned circumstances, such as
We can tailor charters with dedicated
check-in arrangements, often assisted
by on-site Chapman Freeborn personnel.
Other benefits include maximum
convenience and flexibility, increased
baggage allowances and custom catering,
as well as branding options ranging from
headrest covers through to full aircraft
livery. We can also provide onboard
Flight Managers, including personnel who
are US FAA Approved Ground Security
Charter Assurance Plan
Chapman Freeborn also offers a Charter
Assurance Plan to provide extra peace
of mind during challenging economic
times, both globally and in the aviation
industry. The Plan is an optional addition
to our usual service and lays out financial
assurances regarding the sourcing of
a replacement aircraft, and / or
compensation in the case of financial
or technical failure of the carrier. Full
details are available on request.
music & movies
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We are renowned as specialists
in the music industry, having
worked with most of the best
known bands and solo artists
for “one-off” shows, festivals or
extended world tours.
Our VIP team works with tour and
production managers and their travel
agents to plan efficient flight itineraries. We
study every aspect of the trip, evaluating
flight time, drive time between airport,
venue and hotel, airport opening and
closing times, availability of customs and
immigration out of hours etc. We assist
with tarmac access arrangements where
permitted, customs and immigration
formalities, special catering requirements
and much more. All this is handled in a
discreet manner to ensure the safety and
security of our clients throughout.
Conversely, if the chartered aircraft is part
of a publicity plan to promote a new album
or tour then we can cover it in decals,
turning it into a flying billboard if that’s what
is required. We can source helicopters
and executive jets for the main party, and
then back up with regional airliners for the
supporting group needs plus cargo aircraft
for stage and backline equipment. We
can also help with limousines, trucking,
customs clearance and the like.
Our ever-expanding global office network
has helped us to keep apace with the live
music markets, not only in Europe
and North America but also beyond –
in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and
Movie Promo Tours
From airport to red carpet in under an hour!
Much like bands on tour, movie promos
often involve a quick circuit of a number of
cities in a few days for red carpet premieres,
film festival appearances and awards galas.
We work with a number of major movie
studios, production companies and PR /
publicity agencies on high profile projects,
involving one or more executive jets or
coordinating multiple aircraft in different
parts of the world simultaneously.
short and long term
Chapman Freeborn’s leasing
division offers a wide scope of
options for customers looking
for ACMI (aircraft, crew,
maintenance and insurance)
services and more.
Whether you need a last minute
sub-charter or are looking to purchase
an aircraft outright, our professional
team will evaluate what’s required and
respond quickly with a solution tailored
to your circumstances.
We work closely with airline partners
around the globe to source / procure
on your behalf and put you in touch with
target carriers who have spare capacity.
Our services include:
• Wet Lease
• Damp Lease
• Dry Lease
• Aircraft purchasing
We also place aircraft on fixed term
lease operations for direct clients,
including corporate flight departments,
NGOs and relief agencies.
Our worldwide buying power has
assisted us in forging some international
partnerships in this area and leasing
continues to form a growing segment
of our business.
Wings 24 ACMI Service
Our 24-hour ACMI team, known as
“Wings 24”, is based at our London
Gatwick headquarters and offers round
the clock expertise on ACMI and last-minute
sub-charter operations worldwide.
Working together with our global office
network, our ACMI service provides
customers with the reassurance that
knowledgeable office-based staff are on
hand at all times, both locally and at the
head office, to deal with unforeseen issues.
nothing is too large, too small or too difficult
world-renowned cargo charter solutions
Our cargo team regularly provide clients
with project studies that include assessing
the loadability of pieces, organizing cargo
inspections at the manufacturer’s facility,
and advising on packaging requirements.
We can also arrange airport representation
for your charter, so aircraft loading and
unloading can be expertly supervised.
Furthermore, we can coordinate
arrangements for specialist equipment,
including cranes and custom-built loading
Our in-house operations division, Paragon
Global Flight Support, is also on hand to
assist with the securing of all required traffic
rights and clearances to expedite your
Chapman Freeborn delivers reliable
and cost-effective cargo charter
solutions to a diverse client base
of international freight forwarders,
logistics providers, shippers,
governments, and humanitarian
We specialize in providing tailored charter
• Heavy and outsize pieces
• Oil and gas equipment
• Automotive cargo
• High value commodities
• Aerospace equipment
• Peacekeeping support
• Humanitarian relief cargo
• Dangerous goods
• Aircraft on Ground (AOG) situations
We analyze route, payload and timescale
in order to propose the most suitable
aircraft for your requirements. We also
offer part-charters, backloads and other
commercially innovative solutions for ad
hoc, peak season and project cargo.
This, coupled with our volume buying
power, frequently enables us to provide
our clients with superbly competitive
Unlike some brokers who simply buy
and sell the flight, we are keenly focused
on the value-added service we provide
We can offer pre-flight advice on
everything from documentation
requirements and customs formalities to
trucking and warehousing arrangements.
We flight watch every sector of the
operation and keep you fully apprised of
all movement times and progress reports.
For flight programs to difficult and remote
regions we can also deploy specialist
project managers to oversee operations
from the ground. Many of our personnel
have obtained the highest level military
and government security clearances and
possess years of operational experience.
Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year
Chapman Freeborn was voted Air Cargo
Charter Broker of the Year at the ACW World
Air Cargo Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010, 2011 & 2012. For four consecutive
years, worldwide freight forwarders,
logistics providers and airlines chose us
as their favorite charter partner. This award
is unique in the industry and reflects our
professionalism in coordinating over 6,000
cargo charters a year.
Humanitarian Relief / Disaster Response
emergency airlift specialists
Chapman Freeborn coordinates ad
hoc and large-scale humanitarian
relief flight operations for the United
Nations, governments, international
NGOs and other aid providers.
Often the most lives are saved in the
immediate hours and days following
a disaster and we are proud to be a part
of a speedy and efficient response.
We pride ourselves on our ability to react
rapidly to emergency situations – including
setting up time-critical flights outside of
normal working hours. Furthermore,
our unrivalled global coverage allows
aid providers to respond to a crisis
anywhere in the world.
Nearly every emergency airlift mission
in the last 30 plus years has involved
Chapman Freeborn chartered aircraft.
Major operations have included supporting
the response to the Asian Tsunami,
earthquakes in Pakistan and China, floods
in Burma, and humanitarian
crises in Darfur and East Africa.
We can create air bridges when needed
– setting up a strategic freight hub in the
region of crisis and then transporting
urgent supplies directly to where they
are required. We can arrange helicopters
to reach remote mountain villages in
the aftermath of an earthquake and
drop food and other aid directly into
Our expertise in this area is not limited
to cargo charters. We also assist in
passenger movements, having evacuated
NGO personnel and civilians from
war zones around the world; provided
executive charter services for officials
conducting urgent diplomatic tours and
fact-finding missions; and flown search
and rescue (SAR) teams with dogs and
specialized equipment into disasterstricken
Timely response to major environmental
disasters is critical. Chapman Freeborn
is the chosen partner of a number of
organizations who work to contain the
effects of oil spills and control the risk
to marine life and coastlines.
Our strategic hubs in the USA, Europe,
the Middle East and Singapore are located
where many of these response groups
are headquartered, providing them with
an essential round the clock service and
immediate access to cargo and passenger
This allows disaster response teams
to operate internationally with minimal
response time and mitigate the effects
of such an incident at the earliest
We also work with ship salvors, offshore
operators and other related organizations.
CF Wings is an all-inclusive service
for passenger and cargo airlines
experiencing technical problems.
Our team of aircraft charter and
leasing experts is dedicated to
providing fast, effective solutions
to AOG situations.
Grounded aircraft mean a huge loss of
revenue and productivity, so speedy
delivery of AOG parts is crucial. Although
other air charter companies offer basic
AOG assistance, their different service
departments can prove disjointed and
are often confined to a single time zone.
CF Wings functions as a single point
of contact for airlines, providing a
comprehensive range of services
tailored to individual needs and available
Look to Chapman Freeborn for:
• Cargo aircraft charters for engines
and spare parts
• Dangerous goods movements
• Passenger aircraft charters for
mechanics and crew
• On Board Couriers for smaller
• Additional transport insurance
• ACMI, Wet, Damp and Dry Leasing
through our “Wings 24” team
The CF Wings team is located in five hubs:
USA, UK, Germany, UAE and Singapore.
These strategic locations ensure round
the clock global coverage for airlines.
Moreover, the team has access to the
specialized departments and extensive
local market knowledge of the full
Chapman Freeborn network.
Airlines in need only have to contact the
CF Wings team for peace of mind. We’ll
immediately sort out your requirements,
with the aim of offering options and quotes
within 30 minutes of the first call. You’ll be
airborne again before you know it!
dedicated airline and flight management support
Chapman Freeborn has established
a number of key subsidiaries and
products to complement our core
chartering business, ensuring we
are always at the leading edge of
Air Dispatch International
Air Dispatch International is a service
driven aviation support company, offering
a wide range of cost-effective services to
passenger and cargo airlines worldwide.
Through an international network of
offices, the company provides station
management, ticketing, centralized load
control, flight management and other
outsourced airline operations.
This is an invaluable service to airlines
that find it uneconomical to maintain
offices, staff, vehicles and equipment
at multiple locations.
Wing 24 Ltd.
Our 24 hour operations division,
Wing 24 Flight Support, offers outsourced
airline flight operations, including handling
and fuel purchase, crew accommodation,
flight watch, clearances, permits and more.
In addition to having a solid client base
of commercial airline clients, Wing 24
works closely with Chapman Freeborn
to assist in operations management of
specific charter projects, bringing
greater cohesion, flexibility and cost
control to such special projects.
Wings 24 regularly supports diplomatic,
government and military flight operations,
music tours, aid and relief operations
and major air show events.
On Board Courier
In addition to our charter and leasing
services, we also provide clients with
specialised On Board Courier (OBC)
Our couriers are strategically located
for the worldwide delivery of urgent
documents and small shipments.
Some are ready-equipped with dual
passports and visas to ensure speedy
passage and delivery of consignments
for time-sensitive industries, ranging
from automotive manufacturing and
pharmaceutical companies to the
banking and finance sectors.
The OBC team possesses an expert
knowledge of the courier industry and
can provide advice on weight limitations,
customs procedures, packaging
requirements and restricted materials.
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Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, Inc.
550 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 410
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA
Tel: 954-202-0750 / 866-729-5387