Safety Training Systems is a leading provider of training hardware for the aerospace industry. One thing that sets this particular project apart from the usual flight simulator move is that STS manufactures training solutions for more than just pilot training. This often includes the repurposing of various parts of the airframe, from simulated cabins to train the aircrew, to tail sections and other parts of the aircraft to train maintenance workers. Such is the case for this project, where we were tasked with moving the tail section of a 737 from a salvage facility in the UK to the STS headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma where it will be adapted from partial airplane to an invaluable piece of custom training equipment..
As with any large specialty move, the job comes with unique challenges, and due to the size of this tail section, this was certainly no exception. In particular, the move included the tail section in addition to 3 total crates that filled an entire flatbed truck with related components including stabilizers. Beyond the physical move, the PGL team of operators advised on permitting, taxes and customs concerns, allowing for a stress-free turn key logistics experience for STS. More than just transport, PGL replaces the stress of a move like this with peace of mind that the details are taken care of
The end goal for a project of this scale is not just a succesful move. Throughout the process, PGL kept our Safety Training Systems contacts informed every step of the way. This project allowed PGL to flex many of it’s contract logistics muscles, with many more functions available. For international moves, our partnership with The Aerospace Logistics Alliance (TALA) offers the transparency and operational know-how necessary for the task. From project management to successful delivery and everything in between, PGL has the experience to go beyond 3PL with full-service delivery on a global scale.