Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Freight Forwarding Outfit Extends Aviation Support Logistics Services

Repairing an Aircraft? You Need a Mobile Hangar to Store It
Shipping News Feature
WORLDWIDE – U Freight, the freight forwarding group celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary this year after being established in Hong Kong in 1968, has been looking to extend its presence in the global aviation and aerospace supply chain management logistics market and is now working with SOAR LP, which provides services for emergency repairs for large aircraft on ground (AOG) events, as well as scheduled airframe repairs. These include the crating and shipping of full size mobile aircraft hangars to various locations, with recent activity primarily in Asia.

The hangars, which are used to protect an aircraft in situ whilst under repair, are based globally and have been used most recently in Indonesia, The Netherlands, The Philippines and Portugal. The hangars are able to hold an aircraft as large as a Boeing 747 to protect it from the elements. The giant hangars are moved in a disassembled state in up to six 40 foot high-cube containers, depending upon size and mission.

The two companies are working together as SOAR continues to expand its worldwide presence and U-Freight is also responsible for moving the tooling required for each of these projects from the US to the different project locations and also for returning them back to America for refurbishment. Simon Wong, chief executive officer of the U-Freight Group, commented:

"Operators know only too well that stationary aircraft on the apron prove conclusively that time really is money in the airline industry. Whether it is a critical AOG shipment that needs to move from Munich to Montreal, or from Brussels to Beijing, our network of offices and collection services means that we can offer cost effective, reliable logistics solutions to the aviation and aerospace industry.

“When SOAR is called upon by an airline to provide AOG repair services, it knows that it can call upon U-Freight to provide the logistics support to expedite delivery of the spares and equipment to the project site, whether that is a mobile repair hangar or an aircraft engine, via its worldwide network.”