Aerospace logistics to avoid an AOG even to less-traveled destinations

The clock was ticking, and our aerospace team’s mission was clear: turn this challenge into an opportunity for excellence.

Industry

Aerospace – MRO

Product

A Pratt & Whitney JT9D Engine for a Boeing 767 aircraft

Challenge

Moving a high-bypass ratio turbofan engine the Friday before the Fourth of July holiday to an uncommon route

Origin and destination

MIA-ATL-TLV

Weight and dimensions

Approximately 8,450 pounds (3,836 kg) and 12.2 feet (3.7 meters) in length and 7.7 feet (2.3 meters) in fan diameter.

How many days from the first request to the delivery

8 days, with a major holiday in between!

Operation highlights

We orchestrated a logistics success with precision and coordination. Cost and routing arrangements were crafted seamlessly.

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Our client

A freight airline that operates to numerous destinations around the world, serving as a crucial component of a global logistics network. Its flights connect major cities and hubs. 

The challenge

In the world of aviation logistics, where precision is non-negotiable and challenges are an everyday occurrence, this case study takes center stage – accomplished by a team that thrives on communication, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of solutions.

With the Fourth of July being a topic of concern because most companies are closed, our dedicated team executed the pickup swiftly.

Buckle up as we recount the journey of moving a JT9D Engine from Miami to Israel (MIA-TLV), a destination that’s not on the popular routes map.

This was the pressing conundrum faced by our client, their primary pain point being the intricate logistics involved in delivering such a vital component to a less-traveled destination.

The solution

The heart of this remarkable success story starts with three teams working seamlessly in harmony – pricing, operations, and front desk teams. Their synchronized efforts, driven by a shared passion for conquering the impossible.

Sometimes, the solution to a complex problem requires thinking outside the standard flight path. And that’s exactly what our team did. We charted an unconventional course: from Miami to Atlanta, and onwards to TLV, Israel.

The Aerospace logistics case study route: MIA-ATL-TLV

Success in Aerospace Logistics: The journey unfolds

The cargo needed to be collected swiftly, and despite the holiday fervor, we surged ahead. The Friday before the 4th of July saw our team executing with precision, proving that even amidst challenges, our commitment remains unshakable.

We ensured that every step of the way was executed with the highest standards. In just 60 minutes, from the initial pre-alert, we orchestrated a logistics success with precision and coordination. Cost and routing arrangements were crafted seamlessly.

The JT9D Engine destined for the B767 C aircraft was transported with precision and care, meeting all expectations.

Timely and Seamless Coordination

Within 60 minutes of receiving the customer’s pre-alert, our aerospace logistics team’s synergy was on full display. The cost analysis and routing arrangements were executed in less than an hour.

xpd global’s unwavering commitment to excellence, even in the face of adversity.

Our differentiation

A unique understating of the aerospace business and an unmatched commitment.

What sets us apart from the competition is our unwavering commitment, transforming challenges into success. Tackling the complexity of transportation even in the face of a looming holiday – The 4th of July, our team embraced the mission with unparalleled fervor.

We undertook the challenge of finding a solution that transcended the ordinary, picking up the cargo on the eve of the holiday weekend.

xpd global, the aerospace industry’s best strategic partner

At xpd global, we believe in the power of teamwork and seamless communication to overcome even the most daunting chgallenges.

As your trusted partner in aviation logistics, we take pride in finding solutions that are likely to be overlooked, elevating our client’s satisfaction, and ensuring their cargo reaches its destination with utmost care and precision.

We work to be your strategic partner in logistics. Partnering with us to interrupt AOG situations and keep your fleet in the sky, you’ll get:

  • expert teams that know the market and understand the sector’s pain points and needs
  • solutions for all sub-sectors of the aerospace market
  • digital account management through our customer portal
  • standardized processes while keeping our services agile
  • compliance procedures, annual audits, and certifications that assist in mitigating risks
  • and more.

Let us know your most specific needs and we’ll show you can we can do.

We are xpd global | your strategic partner in time-sensitive and time-critical logistics.  

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