Moving a 9T GEnx engine in three days between Asia and Europe

When time matters the most, our Time Critical Cargo and Aviation Logistics experts join forces to get you the safest and most efficient transport plan.
Our Vietnam team in front of the engine; they went to the export site to ensure everything was perfect for the movement. Read more details in our article.

Industry

Aerospace – MRO

Product

A General Electric GEnx (“General Electric Next-generation”), an advanced dual rotor, axial flow, high-bypass turbofan jet engine used on Boeing 787 aircraft.

Our client

A freight airline that operates to numerous destinations around the world, serving as a crucial component of a global logistics network.

Challenge

Moving the turbofan jet engine from Vietnam to the Netherlands in three days – leaving on a Saturday.

Origin and destination

IATA: SGN-DOH-AMS*

Weight and dimensions

Approximately 9,206kg and 5.8m in length and 2.5m in fan diameter.

How many days from the first request to the delivery

7 days, with a major weekend in between!

Operation highlights

We’ve delivered logistical excellence through swift operations, ensuring the fastest and safest delivery of such a valuable engine while maintaining close coordination and punctuality at every stage.

Our meticulous crafting of cost-effective and efficient routing arrangements seamlessly integrates every aspect of our logistics process.

The challenge

Moving a 9TON jet engine involves a series of details we must observe:

  1. Size and weight restrictions: Aircraft engines are typically large, heavy, and require specialized handling and transportation equipment.

Every time we design an airfreight solution to move a marvel like that using, we ensure compliance with local service terminal handling and airfreight regulations, adhering to size and weight restrictions.

  1. Transporting an aircraft engine by airfreight requires meticulous logistics planning and coordination.

The challenges of coordinating cargo handling, ground transportation, customs clearance, and airfreight scheduling are vital to ensure timely and seamless delivery of the engine to its destination.

  1. Security considerations: Aircraft engines are high-value assets, and their transportation requires stringent security measures.

We work hard to go through the challenges of implementing robust security protocols, adhering to cargo security regulations.

  1. Logistics collaboration: The successful transportation of aircraft engines by airfreight often requires collaboration among various stakeholders, including airlines, ground handling agents, customs authorities, engine repaid MRO and engine manufacturers.

Orchestrating collaboration and coordination among these entities is key to ensure a smooth and successful transportation of the engine.

The solution

First, we’ve proceeded a streamlined pricing analysis to understand market trends and other competitors’ rates, which we took directly to the key decision-makers of our customer’s company.

In less than 3 days, we’ve developed from receiving the enquiry request, quoting to our customer’s confirmation. Now we were ready to use our xpd global Aerospace logistics expertise for handling this aircraft engine.

To meet our client’s specific needs, we prioritized critical tasks in the end-to-end handling process at the fastest and tightly timeline.

Next, our dedicated Air Freight team was in person at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (AIFA, IATA: SGN), along with experts in operations from xpd global Aerospace.

We went to the terminal warehouse to review packaging, wrapping, release procedures and timing, in a precise teamwork, always collaborating with the ground handling agents and our client’s customs brokers.

Our differentiation

At xpd global, we have teams around the world specialized in comprehensive Aviation Logistics and Time Critical Cargo solutions.

Our Vietnam team in front of the engine; they went to the export site to ensure everything was perfect for the movement. Read more details in our article.

Partnering with us, you’ll get:

  • Expert teams, with experience in handling aircraft engine transport by airfreight, with a solid track record of successful movements, from handling at origin to successfully delivering at every destination and certifications.
  • Higher operational reliability, with a great understanding of the specific requirements to handle and transport engine aircraft.
  • Comprehensive solutions for aircraft engine transport by airfreight, providing end-to-end services, including secure packaging, specialized handling, customs clearance, and efficient air transportation plans.
  • A one-stop solution to give you peace of mind with your logistics coordination – and more time to dedicate to your business.
  • Competitive pricing: we work hard to be your strategic partner in logistics, building a solid long-term business relation that can enable us to get you the best negotiations with carriers and other partners to deliver cost-effective solutions that meet your budgetary considerations.
  • A commitment to build a long-term partnership based on trust and mutual success.

 

Do you need a strategic partner in Aviation Logistics? Connect with us.

We are xpd global | the fastest logistics experience.

 

* From Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport (IATA: SGN) (Vietnamese: Sân bay quốc tế Tân Sơn Nhất or Cảng hàng không quốc tế Tân Sơn Nhất), in Ho Chi Minh City –the busiest international airport in Vietnam–, with a stopover at the Hamad International Airport (IATA: DOH) (Arabic: مطار حمد الدولي, Maṭār Ḥamad al-Duwalī), located east of Qatar’s capital, Doha, to the final destination, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS), known informally as Schiphol Airport (Dutch: Luchthaven Schiphol, pronounced [ˌlʏxtɦaːvə(n) ˈsxɪp(ɦ)ɔl; sxɪpˈɦɔl]),the main international airport of the Netherlands.

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