CF sees expanding opportunities Down Under

A robust resources industry and a strongly emerging project sector, is driving a positive air charter market in Australia, particularly in the oil & gas, mining, construction, government & aid, military and entertainment sectors, according to Chapman Freeborn’s business development manager in Australia, Michael Grant.


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A robust resources industry and a strongly emerging project sector, is driving a positive air charter market in Australia, particularly in the oil & gas, mining, construction, government & aid, military and entertainment sectors, according to Chapman Freeborn’s business development manager in Australia, Michael Grant.

Indeed growth in the sector has resulted in Chapman Freeborn (CF) establishing a wholly owned office in Melbourne to give a local presence for its brand, enabling CF Australia to respond with the backing and resources of the global organisation in real time in the Australian and Pacific markets. The cargo charter specialist charters in the whole range of aircraft into the Australian market, including: L 100 Hercules, IL 76, Antonov 124, B737 , B777 and even medium-sized private jets.

“We focus on adding value in the niche markets where there are lots of opportunities. Brokerages have moved past traditional services; in order to compete and maintain our leading position, we strive to continuously provide value added services geared to the needs of our clientele.

“One of the ways we add value is by identifying and mitigating risks when delivering cargo into challenging locations,” Grant says. He notes one example is Western Australia, which is regarded as a major challenge because most of the airports there are not equipped to handle western-built cargo aircraft.