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Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has coordinated a series of aircraft charters to New Orleans, US, to help tackle the leak from the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company has arranged flights departing from Europe and the Far East in response to the spill.

Chapman’s UK office coordinated an initial cargo charter using a B747-400F aircraft to transport around 60 tons of technical oil-spill equipment from East Midlands Airport in the UK to New Orleans.

A B747-200F charter, managed by the company’s Singapore team, also departed to New Orleans from Singapore with an additional 55 ton consignment.

Chapman arranged two further B747-200F charters to transport 80 tons of equipment from Qingdao, China, to New Orleans.

Chapman representatives attended the airports to help oversee the loading of the cargos and to ensure that all flights left on time.

The company’s passenger-charter expertise was also called upon by a Netherlands-based salvage specialist company, which was dispatched to the region in the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater blow-out.

Chapman’s Amsterdam office arranged for a Dassault Falcon 7X executive jet to transport a team of seven experts to New Orleans – arriving within hours of reports of the incident.

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