Posted on: 24 September 2013 by Mark Howells
Kuehne + Nagel announced at MRO Europe the introduction of KN EngineChain, an end-to-end supply chain solution designed specifically for aircraft engines logistics, ensuring reliable and safe transportation and storage of engines by both certified processes and certified staff.
KN EngineChain is Kuehne + Nagel’s solution to satisfy the growing need of aerospace companies for dedicated engine-handling services. “In the aerospace industry all technical work is regulated in detail by airworthiness organisations, IATA and others. With regard to engine logistics, however, the regulation wording is quite generic and needs to be aligned with the increasing asset value of aircraft engines. Therefore Kuehne + Nagel has taken the initiative by designing a tailor-made, dedicated solution with specifically defined and implemented processes and certified staff,” explained Erik Goedhart, senior vice-president aerospace at Kuehne + Nagel (pictured).
With KN EngineChain, all processes, interfaces and responsibilities are certified according to transparent standards integrated in Kuehne + Nagel’s QSHE (Quality, Safety, Health, Environment) guidelines with standard operating procedures and working instructions. Furthermore, Kuehne + Nagel carries out assessments of road and air carriers, thus ensuring engine handling knowhow and focus along the supply chain.
The combination of seamless 24/7/365 global visibility, pro-active monitoring, specific expertise and certified skills of the employees is all designed to eliminate delays and damages. Optional services include GPS managed transports and storage of engines, engine tooling and engine stands.