To overcome an AOG situation, aviation logistics experts must act fast. Any detail missing can increase the criticality of the project.

The average dry lease cost – which only counts the plane, without the crew – of a commercial airplane varies from USD 50,000 to USD 110,000 per month. A large airline in a Western country can end up spending up to USD 150,000 an hour on an Aircraft on Ground (AOG) situation.

When there’s an AOG situation, literally every minute counts.

In today’s story, our Aerospace team in Canada was getting everything ready to ship a GE CF34-3B1 aircraft engine just repaired by Avmax Aviation from Winnipeg (Canada) to Alzey (Germany) on time to avoid more losses for the airline.

A map shows the best route we have designed for this aviation logistics movement: first mile from Winnipeg to Toronto’s airport, in Canada. From Toronto, the engine flew to Frankfurt, in Germany, until its last mile to Alzey.

“Winnipeg, we have a problem”

A few hours before departure, the airline let our aviation logistics team know that the aircraft engine could not be loaded to the cargo plane.

At the beginning, they were not clear about the reason.

The first information was that the engine was too big to fit into the X-Ray station.

But our experts know that this have never been a drawback in YWG.

Something else was happening.

With a passion for aviation logistics and aircraft engines, our team went personally to the airport warehouse to check the engine.

And at first glance they noticed the issue.

Before and after pictures of the engine as we found it and one of our aviation logistics experts with the GE CF34-E engine correctly packed.

Aviation logistics:

ensuring safety from packaging to unloading

Before securing the aircraft engine over a special crate to prevent it from shifting around, it must be wrapped in insulating material and shrink wrapping with 80 to 120-gauge stretch film.

When our aviation logistics experts saw how the aircraft engine was packaged, they noticed metallic parts exposed.

The procedure would have to be done all over again, to secure such an expensive product and get it accepted by the airline.

All of that in less than two hours, to ensure the aircraft engine would get to the airline cut-off on time for the premium time critical cargo service fit for the movement.

All of that in less than two hours, to ensure the aircraft engine would get to the airline cut-off on time for the premium time critical cargo service fit for the movement.

Why should you partner with EP America to move an aircraft engine?

This is what you can rely on when you team up with our Aerospace logistics specialists:

  • Fast response
  • Excellent customer service
  • 24/7-365 service.
  • Professionals familiarized with aircraft engine movements and the world-class coordination they require.
  • Quotes in 29 minutes or less with tentative flight departure dates.
  • Same day booking confirmation.
  • Negotiation power with the best airlines.
  • Solid processes, KPIs, PODs and everything else you require.
  • Personal in loco follow-up of each engine load, with pictures and videos.
  • Quality assessment and feedback.
  • A passion for Aerospace logistics.

To solve quickly an AOG situation or whenever you need fast, precise, safe, and effective emergency logistic services, contact us!

Over the picture of a turbine engine, we have added some fun facts: The GE CF34-3 engines sources Challenger 650 business jets and the Bombardier CRJ200 regional airliner. 8,729 lbs of thrust 99.99% on time departure rating 61 million cumulative cycles 1/14 Fan/Compressor Stages Max Power at Sea Level: 9,220 Source: GE Aviation