James Edwards has been appointed as the General Manager – UK at Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group. Bringing with him a wealth of aviation experience, including successful stints at Airways Aviation Ltd, British Airways, and American Airlines, James has worked in various sectors such as commercial flight training, airline revenue growth, and MRO (maintenance, repairs, and overhaul). Prior to joining Chapman Freeborn, he was based at Inflite The Jet Centre Ltd at London Stansted Airport. This new role has been created to ensure that the business is well-prepared for future expansion.
Reto Hunziker, President – Europe, explains: “The UK teams and people are very important for the success of the organisation and therefore need dedicated leadership and management. James will be key to supporting the growth plans for the UK across all products and verticals, as well as managing the teams and ensuring the right structure is in place.We are very happy to have him on board.”
James add: “I am looking forward to drawing upon a blank canvas as I take on this new role.Whilst increasing our revenue year-on-year will always be a target, it is equally important to focus on recruitment and retainment.From my first day at Chapman Freeborn it became clear that I am working with the best talent in the industry, and that everyone has the shared goal of maintaining the company’s excellent reputation.I look forward to helping increase the company’s success further, and ensuring that we continue to attract the highest calibre of aviation professionals.”