Hovering on the Edge: Will airships go mainstream… again?

A light breeze gusted against the enormous hangars that dominate the pastoral skyline of Bedfordshire, like Brobdingnagian relics in Gulliver’s Travels. “The weather was fine,” the post-accident report stated – perfect conditions for the Airlander 10’s second test flight, scheduled for Aug. 24, 2016. In the fields adjacent to the U.K.’s Cardington Airfield, aviation enthusiasts […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 7, 2017

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

On April 20 of this year, a special passenger arrived on a United flight from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare. He was in good health and spirits the last time someone had checked on him a few hours before wheels up. But when it came time for him to change planes on the second leg […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 6, 2017

Chapman Freeborn, Volga-Dnepr celebrate Solar Impulse 2’s dénouement

The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) may have been the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the globe after touching down in Abu Dhabi on July 26, but it wasn’t exactly alone. To earn this achievement, Si2 had to make multiple stops along the way, and charter carriers Chapman Freeborn and Volga-Dnepr were on hand throughout the […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 25, 2016

Chapman Freeborn, RUS Aviation partner to reach underserved areas

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and UAE based RUS (Reliable Unique Services) Aviation have joined forces to create an exclusive general sales agreement to improve service from Hong Kong to the Middle East and surrounding areas. Since March 1, Chapman Freeborn has been selling in-demand per-kilo shipments from Hong Kong to the UAE, with onward connections via […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 11, 2016

Chapman Freeborn expands in Poland

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, which currently employs more than 80 people in its Warsaw office, has increased its presence in Poland, opening a new office in Katowice. The group plans to expand its range of products, including cargo and passenger aircraft charters, on-board couriers and centralized load control services via its Air Dispatch CLC subsidiary. Daniel […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 4, 2015

Chapman Freeborn, Airbroker form partnership

Airbroker AS, a Norwegian air transport service with headquarters in Oslo, has partnered with U.K.-based Chapman Freeborn to expand its charter offerings. Chapman Freeborn is the exclusive partner for Airbroker’s charters outside of its home market of Norway, giving clients access to its network of more than 30 locations worldwide. Services will include freighters of […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 11, 2015