June 7, 2018 : Chapman Freeborn air chartering is celebrating 45 years of success in the aviation industry. Over the past four and half decades the charter company has grown from a small UK-based operation to become an internationally-renowned business with a global footprint.
Russi Batliwala, CEO, said, “Reaching 45 years is a brilliant achievement and we look forward to seeing what the next chapter brings. It is our people who make the business what it is today. I have been with Chapman Freeborn for over 30 years and many of my colleagues have also been with the company for 10, 20 years or more. It was great to spend a weekend away with so many familiar faces as well as the talented new starters coming through.”
Over the years, Chapman Freeborn has grown both organically and through acquisitions - and today the company has offices in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia and is considered a market leader for cargo and passenger charter services.
Last year, Chapman Freeborn welcomed the newest addition to the group by increasing its stake in UK-based Magma Aviation to a majority shareholding of 75 percent to help support the company’s long-term growth plans.
The company’s charter work has also helped to generate a number of successful subsidiaries including Chapman Freeborn OBC, Logik Logistics and Wings 24 - providing on board courier services, time-critical logistics and flight operation services, respectively.