WACO members join forces to transport replacement jet engines to Pakistan

posted on 16th May 2019 by Justin Burns

Dimotrans and WWG Consolidators have transported two turbofan jet engines from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France to Karachi Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan.

Pakistan-based WWG Consolidators partnered with Dimotrans in France, after WWG Consolidators won the tender to transport an Airbus A320 turbojet engine and a Boeing 777 engine in two separate projects.

“Aircraft engines are a non-conventional cargo shipment, so we took advantage of our French partner in WACO and asked Dimotrans to provide support at the European end of the project,” said Hassan Madni, director, corporate business development, WWG Consolidators.

“WACO is all about being one company in many different countries and both shipments were completed seamlessly thanks to our relationship with our partner in France and their aerospace expertise.”

The engines were flown first to Doha, and then on to Karachi Jinnah International Airport, as replacements for use in grounded aircraft.

“The aim of WACO is to bring independent players in the freight management business together to collaborate, share resources, and gain new business opportunities through one platform,” said Richard Charles, chief executive officer, The WACO System.

“Both companies compete successfully on a global level.”

The total weight of the CFM56-5B4P Airbus A320 engine was 8800 kg, and the Boeing 777 GE90-94B weighed 9800 kg.

“Both shipments went smoothly and without problems because of careful pre-flight planning and close coordination with our partner, WWG Consolidators,” said Louis-Philippe Figueiredo, air freight director, Dimotrans France.

“We collaborate with WACO members worldwide, and already have more upcoming projects in the pipeline with WWG Consolidators.”