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Care and Follow-Up Key to Successful Engine Transport

JAS Mexico and Spain partner on aircraft engine delivery

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July 29, 2021

Transporting an engine is a delicate operation. Moving an engine via aircraft adds a layer of difficulty that requires expertise, reliability, and commitment to the aerospace sector.  

Teams at JAS Mexico and JAS Spain recently partnered to complete the secure transport of an aircraft engine from Mexico City to the Madrid Airport Terminal in Spain. Engine dimensions were 450x250x255 cm. The total weight of the engine was 4,920 kgs. An engine this size required special transport arrangements and supervision during lashing to ensure the cargo’s safe arrival at its destination.  

Ricardo Molinero, Operations Manager for JAS Madrid, said the teams followed a strict procedure designed to avoid damage to the engine’s inner beadings. “They are very prone to damage if lashing is not done correctly since the engine cradle must, on one hand, be firmly secured to the truck bed but allowing as well some movement, so the inner beadings won’t break,” he said.  

To safeguard the engine’s delicate inner beadings, the teams adhere to the following protocol:

  • The engine was installed lengthwise in the transport vehicle.  
  • The stand base was laid on the truck bed, with the caster wheels and tow bars locked in a stored position.  
  • The engine/cradle and cradle/base fastenings were put in place and checked for secureness.  
  • The engine installed on the cradle was attached to the shipping base and equipped with shock insulators.  
  • The minimum required clearance of 4 inches between the cradle and the truck bed was verified. If clearance space is not confirmed, wood shoring must be placed beneath the transportation base side rails and nailed to the trailer bed to prevent movement that can damage the engine.
  • The shoring was secured to keep it from protruding inboard of the side rails, which can interfere with the vertical movement of the shock mounts or engine cradle.  
  • The base only was attached to the trailer bed using tie-down points.

This is the third engine JAS Mexico has transported this year. It is the first time JAS Spain’s team has collaborated on a logistics job involving an engine. The engine left Mexico City on July 4 and arrived in Madrid on the afternoon of July 7. Delivery was made on July 8 per the customer’s request. “The engine was delivered timely, fulfilling our client’s tight deadline,” said Molinero.


El transporte de un motor de aeronave siempre conlleva una operativa muy delicada.Si además, hablamos de un transporte aéreo,  se añade una capa dedificultad que requiere de amplia experiencia ,fiablidad y compromiso con el sector aeroespacial.

Los equipos de JAS México y JAS España seasociaron recientemente para  organizar el transporte aéreo de un motor deavión desde la Ciudad de México hasta la Terminal del Aeropuerto de Madrid enEspaña. Las dimensiones del motor fueron de 450x250x255cm, con un peso total de 4.920 kg. El transportede un motor de este tamaño requiere de lacoordinación organización de recogidas y entregas dedicadas con personal especializado y  de una supervisión estricta de la operativa de trincado paragarantizar la llegada segura de la carga a su destino.

Ricardo Molinero, Directorde Operaciones de JAS España, indicó que los equipos de trabajo involucrados siguieron unprocedimiento estricto diseñado para evitar daños en los rodamientos del motor. "Son muy propensos a dañarsesi el trincado de la pieza  no se hacecorrectamente, ya que la cuna del motor debe,por un lado, estar firmemente asegurada a la plataforma del camión, peropermitiendo la sujeción, al mismo tiempo, elfuncionamiento del muellaje del motor, para que rodamientosno se vean afectados", dijo.

Para la protección durante el transportede los delicados rodamientos del motor, los equiposse adhieren al siguiente protocolo:

  • El motor se instaló longitudinalmente en el vehículo de transporte.
  • La base del soporte se colocó sobre la plataforma del camión, con las ruedas giratorias y las barras de remolque bloqueadas en una posición de almacenamiento.
  • Se colocaron las fijaciones del motor / soporte y del soporte / base y se verificó su seguridad.
  • El motor instalado en la base se adjuntó a la base de envío y se equipó con aislantes de choque.
  • Se verificó el espacio libre mínimo requerido de 4 pulgadas entre la base y la plataforma del camión. Si no se confirma el espacio libre, se deben colocar apuntalamientos de madera debajo de los rieles laterales de la base de transporte y clavarlos en la plataforma del remolque para evitar movimientos que puedan dañar el motor.
  • El apuntalamiento fue asegurado para evitar que sobresalga hacia el interior de los rieles laterales, lo que puede interferir con el movimiento vertical de los amortiguadores o el soporte del motor.
  • La base solo se fijó a la plataforma del remolque mediante puntos de amarre.

Este es el tercer motor que JAS Méxicotransporta este año, siendo la primera vez que elequipo de JAS España colabora en la operativa de transporte .  Elmotor embarcó desde la Ciudad de México el 4 de julio , llegando a Madrid en latarde del 7 de julio. La entregó se realizó el 8 de julio según solicitado por el cliente.  “El motor seentregó a tiempo, cumpliendo con el ajustado plazo deentrega nuestro cliente”, dijo Molinero.

Collaboration is Key to Challenging Engine Transport

JAS offices partner to move sensitive air cargo securely

By
JAS Staff
July 9, 2021

JAS Aerospace Mexico, in coordination with JAS Peru and JAS Miami, completed a successful transport from the Jorge Chavez Airport to the Queretaro International Airport. The shipment was completed on May 24 and included a CFM56-5B4/3 standard airplane engine. The CFM56-5B4/3 is the world’s best-selling jet engine and the exclusive engine for Boeing Next-Generation single-aisle airliners.  

It is the third engine JAS Aerospace Mexico has transported in 2021. However, it is the first time they handled this kind of sensitive cargo by air. On February 15, the company shipped the first motor. JAS Aerospace moved a second engine on March 1.  

Moving a CFM56-5B4/3 engine is a delicate operation due to its size and fragility. The JAS Peru logistics team met every challenge it faced to guarantee the engine’s safe passage. The engine weighs 4,650 kilograms and is 3.99 meters long, 2.50 meters wide, and 2.25 meters tall. Its shape made it difficult to fit in a standard shipping container. The team used an engine stand to secure it in place during the flight. Engine stands must be lightweight enough to prevent exceeding cargo weight limits for air transport.

There are no direct flights from Peru to Mexico, which posed a final test in moving the CFM56-5B4/3 engine for the JAS Peru team. Collaborating with the logistics teams at JAS Miami and JAS Aerospace Mexico ensured safe transport. It also identified the most reliable and profitable route for the client.  

CFM56-5B4/3s are powerful engines with many delicate parts. They are expensive to repair if damaged during shipping. “JAS Peru’s qualified professionals can safely and securely handle sensitive cargo that demands zero mistakes or delivery delays,” said Cecelia Galleno, Air Freight Manager for JAS Peru. “Our team continues to offer its expertise in providing transport services to customers that comply with target expectations.”

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JAS Aerospace Mexico Transports Helicopters

In late June and early July 2020 JAS Aerospace Mexico transported 3 Helicopters from a Helicopter School located in Veracruz Airport (General Heriberto Jara) to Mexico City, Benito Juarez Airport, Terminal 2.

This moved took place between June the 30th 2020 & July the 1st 2020. This transport required 2 flat bed trucks to be used to transport the 3 Helicopters. Besides managing logistics of the domestic trucking required to make this transport possible, JAS Aerospace Mexico was also in charge of handling the crane required to load the cargo at the origin as well as unload at the destination. The loading took around 4 hours of operation time, plus 3 hours for unloading.

The mission was a total success, the 3 Helicopters were delivered on time and without any issue. These Helicopters are used for training and have 2 passengers cabin seating in each. With maximum take off gross weight of 794kg, empty weight (standard configuration) 500kg, with a useful load of 294kg. They are 6.76mt long, 1.99mt wide, and have a height of 2.65mt.

"Supplying this type of service is always a challenge. We can´t afford any damage to the Helicopters. We must do things slow, with all the planning done in advance, making sure to have the right vendors, and we  always have JAS personnel on site to make sure we do everything in the safest manner possible. Failure is not an option." Francisco Robles, National Aerospace Manager, JAS Mexico

These type of shipments are part of the Aerospace services JAS Mexico have been promoting since August 2019. Allowing JAS customers to achieve their goals, on time, and without concern. These are some of the characteristics of the Helicopters:

JAS India Moves Airbus H-125 Helicopter

After a month of precision planning and coordination, JAS India and JAS Spain synchronized their efforts and moved an Airbus H-125 helicopter from the Barcelona airport to the Delhi airport.

The Helicopter is the Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil, now known as Airbus Helicopters H-125, is a single-engine light utility helicopter which was originally designed and manufactured in France.

The customer in India was very happy with the service and were delighted with the on time delivery of the helicopter on schedule and with no issues. This was a result of the detailed planning and coordination of the JAS India team with the JAS Spain team as well as with the local service providers like the client's customs broker, transporter, and customs authorities. All the necessary documentation was processed in accordance to the local laws and well in advance of deadlines so that there was no room for any delay at any point.

Because of this detailed and precise planning, JAS India delivered the helicopter to their customer on time as indicated at the time of delivery at the time of quotation which was almost 20 days prior to the execution date.

JAS Lands Safely at AIA Fort Worth

JAS is proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Fall Supplier Management Council Meeting, hosted by Bell.  As a new  member to the AIA, this meeting allowed JAS to listen and learn from many experts in the field and to also contribute our knowledge as it relates to supply chain and logistics.

This meeting was a platform for various industry leaders to discuss issues that impact the aerospace and defense logistics networks and better understand the challenges that lay ahead for the industry.  The meeting covered topics ranging from cyber-security to vertical lift and on demand mobility.

This council meeting provided JAS the opportunity to continue our expansion into not only a key sector for us, but a growing and important fundamental tenet of the US economy. It was a pleasure to be part of this event in Fort Worth. JAS is investing heavily in this sector with dedicated personnel and tailored services to support ongoing global demand for reliable and dynamic supply chain partners.

John Brennan, Vice President - Aerospace, JAS Worldwide

JAS Mexico New Aerospace Manager

JAS Mexico is excited to announce the hiring of new Aerospace Manager, Mr. Francisco Robles. Francisco joins the JAS team in Mexico City, reporting directly to JAS Mexico Managing Director, Claudio Testa. While also working in cooperation with the Mexico sales team, VP of Aerospace - John Brennan, and VP of Sales & Marketing LATAM - Manuele Mazzacurati to expand JAS reach further into the rapidly growing aerospace industry market in Mexico.

Francisco earned his degree in Marketing from ESCA Tepepan IPN. He has almost 20 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry internationally, having worked with and in several countries including the United States, Germany, Italy, and France. He is also familiar with Central America and has worked in offices in both Mexico and Costa Rica.

Throughout his career Francisco has worked closely with vertical markets such as Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods, High Technology, and Aerospace, the last of which he has 7 years of previous experience.  Francisco has broad experiences in his career, varying from customer service to business development and the specialized handling of helicopter transportation via air, ocean and truck, including support at ports, airports and customs offices.

At JAS people make the difference, and JAS is pleased to welcome Mr. Francisco Robles to the JAS family. We look forward to continuing to grow with him!

JAS Makes Splash at Mexico Aerospace Summit

JAS is proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Mexico Aerospace Summit, held in Queretaro, Mexico. In 2004 Mexico had 100 U.S. and European Aerospace manufacturers, in 2017 that number had grown to 330 and is expected to reach 420 by the end of 2020. The aerospace industry is one of the largest industries manufacturing in Mexico today, proving to be a lucrative investment for the country.

Participants at the summit this year had the chance to delve into the specifics of how the aerospace industry in Mexico has grown so rapidly over the past few years. They were also offered the opportunity to visit aerospace manufacturing plants located in Queretaro, as well as a visit to the "Made in Mexico" aerospace products exhibition.  This summit also allowed participants to gain knowledge of the competitive advantages that aerospace manufacturers in Mexico receive, as well as participate in Business-to-business meetings with the leaders of  industry.

It was a real pleasure to join the JAS aerospace team in Mexico for the Queretaro aerospace summit. JAS is investing heavily in this sector with dedicated personnel and tailored services.

- Stefano Redditi, EVP Sales & Marketing, JAS Worldwide

The 2019 Mexico Aerospace Summit allowed for interaction with many experts in the aerospace industry, including product plant managers and OEM's. Those in attendance were also taught the details of aerospace intellectual property protection and BASA (U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement). Which lead to greater insights into the business dynamics of the main aerospace product manufacturers.  

JAS works with a range of companies in the aerospace industry – from Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), and MROs (maintenance, repair and overhaul) clients.  Beyond our freight forwarding services, JAS also offers Aircraft on Ground (AOG) services, out of gauge services, and engine transport solutions to the sector.  One driving feature of our aerospace success is our JAS technology solutions.  Our ability to put data to work for our aerospace customers so that they can make more intelligent decisions is not only allowing JAS to grow our current customer base, but attracting new clients for our customers. The success of our customers is our success.

JAS has built a worldwide network of Aerospace experts.  Our offices in Bangalore, Dallas, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Queretaro, Singapore, Seattle, Tianjin, and Toulouse bring knowledge specific to the aerospace supply chain to our clients.

JAS to Participate in 2019 Mexico Aerospace Summit

JAS Worldwide is proud to announce its participation in the 2019 Mexico Aerospace Summit taking place in Queretaro on August 14-15.

The Aerospace industry in Mexico is growing exponentially and JAS Mexico, along with a global effort on focusing on this vertical, is making this market a priority that will be upheld as such for years to come. All of the most important organizations in the aerospace industry will be participating in this event. JAS will also have the opportunity to schedule back to back meetings and plans visits with customers and potential prospects.

Our VP of Sales LATAM, Manuele Mazzacurati and the VP of Aerospace Vertical John Brennan will be joining this event together along with the Top Management in JAS Mexico.

Come to Queretaro and find us at Hall 64!

JAS EMEA Develops Aerospace Team

JAS EMEA is excited to announce the creation of the JAS EMEA Aerospace team. The newly developed JAS EMEA Aerospace team is spear-headed by two specialists, Jean-Philippe Borie and Julien Delahaye.

Jean-Philippe Borie is the Account Director for JAS Aerospace and is based in Toulouse, France. Jean-Philippe has a  more than 20 years experience in the freight forwarding industry for a variety of Aerospace companies. He was the Regional Sales Manager of Aerospace for South West Europe for four years and Head of Global Tender Management Aerospace & Defense for six years prior to joining JAS.

Julien Delahaye joins JAS as the Business Development Manager for Aerospace accounts and is based in Paris, France. Julien has solidified experience in the Aerospace Industry, working at a large freight forwarding group as Key Account Manager, and Global Tender Management Aerospace & Defense for four years prior to joining JAS.

We welcome both Jean-Philippe and Julien to the JAS family wish them the best of success.

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