22 August 2017
X2 Elite Member AGX Move AOG Shipment from all over the World Simultaneously with help from Fellow X2 Members for their Client: Air Asia X
A recent shipment that was done by AGX can be used as a case-study of the benefits of being part of a Logistics Network. Where they moved an AOG (Air on Ground) Shipment from all over the World simultaneously.
The move took place from every corner of the World simultaneously including Malaysia, Hong Kong, France, UK & USA using multiple X2 Members from those corners.
The reason of this urgent collaboration was done that Air Asia X had an Airbus A330 stuck in Perth due to a mid-flight engine failure. And all the replacement parts had to be sent from all over the World to Perth ASAP in order to get the Aircraft back into service.
The experts at AGX chartered an Ilyushin Il-76 straight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Ilyushin Il-76 is a multi-purpose four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union’s Ilyushin design bureau.
They also chartered a massive Boeing – 747 from Singapore. This was done to move the huge Trent 700 Rolls Royce Engine. The Trent 700 is a 3 Spool High Bypass Turbofan Aircraft Engine. The Trent 700 family powers the Airbus A330.
It was definitely a massive move as the Trent 700 has a length & diameter of 5.639 m & 2.47 m respectively. It weights a tremendous 6,160 kg. Another reason this was such an impressive move is that the Trent 700 is listed at 23.25 million USD.
X2 Critical Member Royale international chartered another 747 from Hong Kong to move the engine nose cowl from Xiamen to Singapore. Which was then picked up by team AGX to be delivered to Perth.
The Nose cowl itself weighed a massive 11 tons. A major challenge faced during this move was that they needed to find space for such a heavy piece of equipment and that it had to travel on a freighter aircraft. Another challenge was the limited options of transfer into Perth.
X2 Elite Member Executive Air & Sea Logistics had to move the thrust reversals from the Charles De Gaulle Airport in France to Perth.
X2 Elite & Projects Member JAG – UFS had to literally move every other single spare part & other spare equipment from the Head Quarters in London, UK to the destination in Perth.
X2 Elite Member AWA moved the remaining spare parts & equipment from the Headquarters in U.S.A to the destination in Perth.
It was amazing to see fellow X2 Members who came together & worked in unison from every corner of the World to solve a common Problem.
Key Account Manager for AGX Mr Prabhu Raken had this to say: “I want to thank and compliment the experts at Royale International, Executive Air & Sea, JAG-UFS, AWA & AGX Philippines. They did their best and it was great to work with such professionals. Looking forward to collaborating again soon…”
X2 Founder & C.E.O Richard Overton commented: “This is an amazing shipment, and what makes it even better is seeing multiple X2 Agents working together. This shows the level of professionalism within the X2 Network. And it is cases like this that make me proud of having started X2.”
“Formed in 2012, X2 Logistics Networks is a Global Logistics Network of Independent Freight-Forwarders. A company offering services that would allow for small-medium size freight forwarders to compete with multinationals in both capability and presentation. For more information please visit http://x2logisticsnetworks.com/”