Gas turbine engines are usually used for commercial air traffic, as they help to reduce the weight of the aircraft in comparison with other combustion engines and therefore play their part in increasing the flight performance and saving fuel. But they are not lightweight components by any stretch of the imagination: the three spool turbofan jet engine on a long-haul commercial aircraft with a fan diameter of almost three metres and a length of four metres weighs almost 5,500 kilograms. Like the automobile industry, aircraft manufacturing has developed into an international business sector, which is based on a widely dispersed network of suppliers and requires transport services for a broad range of consignments – ranging from jet engines to wings and even parts of the fuselage. Our global range of logistics services ensures that your components reach their destination on time.
Sea freight has become the most commonly used mode of transport because of the size and weight of many components employed in aircraft manufacturing and the global division of labour in the production processes. Sturdy vessels, which cover the distances between continents safely and with minimum costs, and the efficient transhipment equipment at our seaport terminals ensure that production supplies arrive in good shape and individual components are not damaged. With our services regarding airfreight, for example, for the supply of spare parts, we complement our portfolio. The Rhenus transport services then support you as you ship items further inland.