Air Freight News

DB Schenker successfully dismantles and moves two airplanes from Brazil to Miami on short notice

Jul 12, 2021

DB Schenker Americas shipped two complete private jets for a global aerospace conglomerate from Brazil to Miami within one week’s time. After experiencing a delay with its original plan to ship the jets via ocean freight, the aerospace company called DB Schenker on a Monday morning for help. Within five days, the jets were dismantled, packed into six separate crates, and sent to Miami via Antonov Airlines.

DB Schenker delivered the planes within the customer’s one-week deadline. Within that short timeframe, the global logistics provider issued a quote, was awarded the project, secured the Antonov aircraft, packed the two airplanes for shipping, and moved them via air to Miami. DB Schenker also secured all of the necessary permits and made special accommodations for the 115-meter-long airplane wing sections and two 12-meter fuselage sections.
“We worked with the customer’s engineering team for an entire day, studying exactly how to move the wings in the most efficient, damage-free manner,” said Alvaro Zanella, DB Schenker Brazil’s Airfreight Business Development and Operations Manager. “We also secured the special forklift and crane that could support this type of shipment.” Permits that usually take 1-2 weeks to obtain were secured within a day-and-a-half.
Once on the ground in Viracopos, Brazil, the Antonov jets were completely loaded and ready to fly within seven hours. Concurrently, DB Schenker’s U.S. aerospace team in Miami was preparing for their arrival, securing the necessary unloading equipment, arranging for U.S. customs clearance, and bracing for a fast unloading process.

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