We were asked to urgently transport a replacement engine for a grounded commercial aircraft from England to Tenerife.

Flying a replacement plane engine to Tenerife

In December 2021, a freight forwarder asked us to help transport a replacement engine from England to Tenerife, where it was urgently needed for a grounded commercial aircraft. After struggling to get the cargo screened prior to departure, it was a race against the clock to find another solution and ship the time-sensitive cargo.

Our Solution

Route: Birmingham > Tenerife

Aircraft: Antonov 12

Our knowledgeable team quickly sourced an Antonov 12 that could carry the large aircraft engine. We initially planned for the charter to depart from Luton Airport, but staff shortages and screening limitations meant we needed to find an alternative.

After discovering the cargo also couldn’t be screened in Birmingham, Manchester or the East Midlands, we arranged for the process to be carried out at London Heathrow. We then used a registered haulier to transport the engine to Birmingham, where we had representatives waiting on the ground to load it ready for departure the next morning.

The Finer Details

Round-the-Clock Service: Despite the request coming in on the weekend, our expert team worked 24/7 to arrange the time-sensitive charter at short notice.

Going the Extra Mile: We arranged airside access for the client so they could oversee the cargo being loaded and monitor the charter’s movements.


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