Aircraft Charter Specialist Sets Up Shop in Italy



Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has announced the official reopening of its operations in Italy. The aircraft charter specialist has established a new office in Turin in response to growing demand for its award-winning services.

The new team will work closely with Chapman Freeborn's international offices to further strengthen the company's cargo and passenger charter presence in Italy and across Southern Europe -- including services for the oil and gas industries.

Pierre Van Der Stichele, a member of the Chapman Freeborn Airchartering (Italia) S.r.l. management team, said, "While Chapman Freeborn has maintained a presence in Italy for a number of years, it was felt that we needed to properly consolidate our position in the market and respond to the growing demand for our charter services.

"It is a country that is strong in manufacturing and there's a lot of project cargo, especially for the oil and gas industries. As a company we see a considerable amount of outsize cargo coming out of Italy on aircraft like An-124s."

Chapman Freeborn has 32 offices in 22 countries across five continents, including locations in key O&G hubs such as USA, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Middle East and Singapore. The company successfully coordinated more than 5,000 charters last year.