Chapman Freeborn is celebrating 40 years of aircraft chartering this May.
This supplier of freight aircraft charters to major corporations, private individuals, aid agencies and governments has 450 employees and more than 30 offices globally.
“It is our people who have made our business what it is today – their dedication and their ability to adapt to market changes,” chairman Chris Chapman said.
Chapman co-founded the company in 1973, and he will lead a weekend of celebrations for staff beginning Friday.
Chapman Freeborn’s first office outside of the UK was Frankfurt. Since then, the company has led the charter industry in its expansion into Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
“The secret to our success is that after nearly 40 years, we still believe in the one-size-does-not-fit-all philosophy,” Chapman said. “Our brokers are renowned for their ability to be creative and innovative, and our focus has always been on building long-term relationships with both clients and suppliers. As a result, anybody who joins Chapman Freeborn today has the ability to make a difference to how we do our business going forward.”