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Aid headed to Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan

Aid headed to Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering’s international offices are currently involved in the effort to deliver humanitarian supplies to thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  Chapman Freeborn’s Belgium team chartered two Antonov AN-12 aircraft to fly aid from Ostend to the Philippines.

The global aircraft charter specialist is currently overseeing the delivery of hundreds of tons of aid cargo from the US, Europe and the Middle East on behalf of worldwide aid agencies.  Operations are underway to fly humanitarian cargo to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) and Manila International Airport (MNL) on chartered aircraft including AN-12, B777 and B747 freighters.

So far, Chapman Freeborn has 1,000 tonnes of relief supplies booked to go consisting of plastic sheathing, tents, and basic housing equipment as well as water purification systems, high-energy biscuits to Cebu and Manila.

As one of the strongest storms ever recorded, Typhoon Haiyan is feared to have claimed at least 10,000 lives in coastal areas and thousands more have been left affected by large-scale devastation.

A huge international relief effort is now under way with immediate requirements for food, temporary shelter and medical supplies.

Chapman Freeborn’s flight operations division Wings 24 Ltd advises that Mactan-Cebu International Airport is currently experiencing high demand as the main airport in the region that can handle larger aircraft. Smaller regional airports have now re-opened but communication difficulties and operational challenges remain.

About Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn was established in the UK in 1973 and the group now comprises of over 30 offices around the world.

The company specialises in the charter and lease of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft for a wide ranging client base including major international organisations, NGOs, multinational corporations, governments, and a host of industries around the globe.

Nearly every emergency airlift mission in the last 30 plus years has involved Chapman Freeborn chartered aircraft. Major operations have included supporting the response to the Asian Tsunami, earthquakes in Pakistan and Haiti, floods in Burma, and famines in East Africa.

For more information, visit: www.chapman-freeborn.com

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