Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, announces Aviation Emergency Services (AES); an enhancement to its dedicated service that facilitates swift and efficient emergency response charters and timely aid when it matters most.
Chapman Freeborn has been an integral part of the humanitarian efforts for every major global crisis over the past 50 years, providing solutions for airlifts, airdropping, search and rescue flights, evacuations and repatriations.
AES is an advancement of this existing offering, created in recognition of the need for robust planning and preparation in the face of increasing global threats.
It introduces a comprehensive range of solutions, including crisis management; assisting organisations in effectively preparing for unexpected emergency situations, and security and risk management; enabling organisations to proactively detect and mitigate potential threats related to security, terrorism, and natural disasters.
David McCown, President – Americas at Chapman Freeborn, says, “The Chapman Freeborn name is widely recognised for constructing reliable global crisis air logistics solutions serving a wide range of clients including industry, national and multilateral governmental institutions and NGOs.
“Our extensive global office network of team members and partners makes Chapman Freeborn second to none in crafting and delivering timely solutions to the most challenging situations.”
The company’s humanitarian efforts over the years include cargo and passenger charters during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2006, Cyclone Nargis in 2008, earthquakes in Pakistan, Haiti, Nepal, Turkey and Syria, as well as supporting ongoing and post-conflict crises in Yemen, Darfur, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Chapman Freeborn’s Group Chief Commercial Officer, Neil Dursley, adds, “For five decades, Chapman Freeborn has aided countries, governments, and NGOs during crises. Just in the last few years, we repatriated pandemic-stranded crew members, relocated Afghan citizens post-ISAF withdrawal, and supplied PPE and COVID-19 vaccines globally.”
Dursley concludes, “We aided Pakistan’s flood victims, helped tackle Greece’s wildfires, and chartered many flights to assist after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, partnering with operators, governments and aid agencies. No challenge is too great, and no location is too difficult for our expert Air Emergency Services team.”