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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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