Brunel Handle Urgent Transport of Aircraft Engine Within 12 Hours

Brunel Project Cargo are PCN members in the UK and have recently successfully handled the urgent transport of an aircraft engine.

Their client had an A.O.G. situation with one of its Boeing 737-400 aircrafts in St. Petersburg airport in Russia, where the aircraft had been grounded with an unserviceable CFM56 aircraft engine. The Brunel A.O.G. team leapt into action to deliver the new engine and provided the client with an aircraft charter solution from Stansted airport in the UK to St. Petersburg utilising an Antonov AN-12 aircraft as pictured.

Mike White (Logistics Director) explains; “Our client had been looking for options to procure a new CFM56 aircraft engine in the UK to be sent by road freight to Russia. However, due to the conflicting customs issues, an alternative route via air freight had to be arranged.

The Brunel air-ride vehicle was ready and positioned at the MRO station at Stansted Airport and we loaded onto the charter for a 20:00 flight which departed on-time and arrived into St. Petersburg Airport at 00:00 ready for customs clearance. Once completed, the engineers switched the old engine with the new.

As part of our agreement, the unserviceable engine also had to be moved back to the leasing company in Belgium and so the air charter continued using the same aircraft. Once the old engine had been removed and securely loaded, it was flown from St. Petersburg to Brussels where we undertook the customs clearance, storage, handling and onward delivery to the leasing company premises.”

“The result was a happy client with the aircraft back in full operation within 12 hours”

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