As a leading aircraft charter broker we work with airline suppliers around the world on a daily basis and many of them also call on our specialist air charter services when experiencing technical problems.
Our cargo charter team regularly provides fast, effective solutions to AOG (aircraft on ground) situations to help keep airlines flying with minimal disruption.
Unable to perform its scheduled flight to Spain without new tires – and with none available locally – the airline contacted us to help deliver spares from Helsinki in Finland.
Heinz Lange from Chapman Freeborn’s Johannesburg team oversaw the whole operation and sourced an Embraer EMB-110P twin-turboprop aircraft for the charter, as well as rapidly securing traffic rights and permits for the flight.
With the spare tires successfully delivered to Windhoek, the AOG aircraft was back in the air with a minimal 12 hour interruption and performed its flight to Spain with a consignment of over 60 tons of cargo.
All of this was made possible by our local market knowledge and the good solid relationships we have with our operators on the ground.