X2 critical member Active Transport recently moved an A320 fuselage wing section
Every single part of an aircraft is important, as they are all intricate in their own way. Failure of one small part could lead to serious damages to the aircraft. Holding all of these parts together is the fuselage wing section.It holds crew, passengers, and cargo. The fuselage also serves to position control and stabilization surfaces in specific relationships to lifting surfaces, which is required for aircraft stability and maneuverability.
The experts at Active Transport were recently tasked to move the massive fuselage wing section of an Airbus A320 from Kemble, England to Pamplona, Spain. This amounted to a total of 1500 Kms. Even while weighing in at 6000 kgs and having the dimensions 6.2 x 4.4 x 3.95 meters this move proved no hassle to the Active Transport team.
The Fuselage wing section was picked up at the Air Salvage International, Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire.
The part of the move that took some time was that, they had to gather the data necessary to determine alignment, grading, and earthwork quantities for the move, so as not to have any issues during the move. To do this they had to undertake route surveys at both ends to ensure the proper clearance / access with the local Police & other local authorities in the U.K & in Spain.
The shipment was sent by ship Via. Portsmouth, Bilbao. And it reached its final destination in Navarre.
X2 Founder & C.E.O Richard Overton commented “Great to see our X2 Crtical members doing great work and brilliant collaboration!”