Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, is proud to announce the promotion of James Edwards to Vice President PAX – Europe.
In his new role, Edwards’ will be focusing on the growth of Chapman Freeborn’s passenger business and its setup in the region, as well as retaining the key aspects of his role as General Manager, UK. This position is vital to the recruitment drive where the business is expanding into more of Europe, including France, Italy, Switzerland, Iberia and the Nordics.
Starting with Chapman Freeborn as General Manager UK in early 2023, Edwards’ brought his wealth of aviation experience, from working with companies such as Airways Aviation Ltd, British Airways, American Airlines and Inflite The Jet Centre Ltd. His vast knowledge across various sectors, including commercial flight training, airline revenue growth and MRO (maintenance, repairs and overhaul), ideally place him to lead the company’s expansion into new markets and develop the business further. Edwards’ has built an extensive network of contacts and cultivated strong relationships with key suppliers, enabling the business to grow and expand across Europe.
Edwards’ is looking forward to expanding the business into Europe, adding: “With an ever-growing market, now is the right time to invest and grow our presence within Europe, and I’m excited to take on this new challenge. This role enables me to focus on expanding our customer base and developing new strategies that will benefit the company and its stakeholders. Chapman Freeborn has invested in the latest technology and, by closely monitoring trends in the market, we are well equipped to provide an unrivalled service to our customers. Knowing that we have the best team of charter experts in the industry, makes us confident that our customers will always have the best experience possible.”
Reto Hunziker, President – Europe, said: “I am delighted to congratulate James on his well-deserved promotion. James has quickly become a valuable member of our team, and I am thrilled to recognize his hard work and dedication with this promotion. James has already been instrumental in implementing new strategies to reach our goals and achieve success, and I am confident that he will continue to be an asset to our team in his new role. Congratulations once again to James on this promotion, and I look forward to seeing the great work he will continue to do for our company.”