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How to Compare the Cost of Shipping Aircraft Parts From Trusted Carriers

FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. Our freight quote tool lets you compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in seconds.

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What are the Freight Shipping Options?

At FreightCenter, we understand the unique logistics challenges of shipping aircraft parts, and we offer a range of tailored shipping options to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re transporting aircraft engines, propellers, or any other critical components, we provide solutions for different shipment sizes. The two significant types of freight shipping are LTL (less-than-truckload) and FTL (full truckload). Now if the load is bigger in size it may be ideal to look into Flatbed shipping.

Ensuring cost-effective and efficient transportation for both small and large aircraft parts. We leverage a vast carrier network, specializing in heavy and oversized shipments, which enables us to match your cargo with the most suitable carrier for secure and timely delivery. With FreightCenter, you can count on reliable, safe, and timely transportation for all your aircraft part shipping requirements.

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What Is The Best Way To Ship Aircraft Parts?

After airplane parts are purchased new or sent in for repairs, they must be shipped for installation. While shipping aircraft parts might seem daunting, it’s an easy and cost-effective process with the correct information. Believe it or not, thousands of aircraft parts are available on eBay, Craigslist, and other sales listing and eCommerce sites at any given time.

Although aircraft parts are listed online, they are too large and heavy to be shipped through regular mail. Because of this, freight shipping is the best solution for shipping airplane parts. FreightCenter has helped many aircraft seat buyers, sellers, owners, and repair facilities save time and money by finding the best shipping solution.


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How Do I Pack Aircraft Parts for Shipping?

Whenever you ship your item via LTL freight, it will typically be unpacked and repacked at least six times before reaching its final destination. Generally, it is moved when it is…

  1. . . picked up to be taken to the originating freight terminal
  2. . . unloaded at the originating freight terminal
  3. . . loaded onto the LTL freight trailer, on which it will stay for the long part of the haul
  4. . . unloaded at the destination freight terminal
  5. . . loaded onto a truck for delivery
  6. . . unloaded at the final destination


It is important to note that every time freight is moved, there is a potential risk that it can be damaged. Because of this, consider purchasing additional freight insurance and carefully packing your item.

As you know, aircraft parts are a costly purchase. This makes it even more important to protect your investment. With that in mind, creating offers the best protection for airplane parts. Packing your shipment in well-crafted crates reduces the likelihood of damage from incidental bumps between pickup and delivery. Furthermore, effective crating also protects cargo from shifting while in transit.

If you would like assistance building a custom crate, FreightCenter’s shipping experts can point you in the right direction.

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How to Compare the Costs of Trusted Carriers

FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. Our freight quote tool lets you compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in seconds. You can choose which freight company you prefer to handle your shipment from there. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.

Follow these steps to get an instant online freight shipping quote:

  1. Enter the dimensions, weight, and relevant zip codes into the quote form.
  2. You’ll see a list of qualified carriers, their quote, and estimated transit time for your shipment.
  3. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.
  4. A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
  5. Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
  6. Double-check that all information is correct.


If you have questions about booking or packaging or want to review your quotes, our freight experts are happy to help.

Get your free quote now, or give us a call at 800.716.7608.

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To create value for our customers by delivering customized shipping solutions that meet their unique needs and to fulfill shipping demands from simple to complex with expertise, guidance and ingenuity.

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Rail shipping is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly transportation method that utilizes trains to move goods over long distances. It's known for its efficiency in handling large volumes of cargo, making it a sustainable and economical choice for businesses seeking reliable freight transport options.

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Expedited shipping is a premium service designed to meet urgent delivery needs. It prioritizes speed and quick turnaround, ensuring that packages or goods reach their destination faster than standard shipping options. Expedited shipping is the go-to choice when time-sensitive deliveries are essential, providing businesses and individuals with reliable and prompt service for critical shipments.

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White glove shipping is a premium service that goes beyond standard delivery, offering meticulous handling, specialized packaging, and in-home setup or installation for valuable or delicate items, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience for customers.

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Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is a smart logistics solution for businesses with smaller shipments. It combines multiple smaller shipments into a single truckload, optimizing space and reducing costs. LTL shipping offers affordability and efficiency while ensuring timely delivery, making it an ideal choice for companies looking to save on transportation expenses without compromising on service quality.

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Why Choose FreightCenter?

FreightCenter offers a comprehensive and reliable solution for shipping your aircraft propellers.

Here’s how:

  • Specialized Equipment: FreightCenter has access to specialized equipment and carriers designed to handle oversized and heavy shipments, ensuring your aircraft propellers are transported securely.


  • Real-time Shipment Tracking: Our advanced tracking systems provide real-time updates on the location and status of your shipment. You can monitor your aircraft propellers every step of the way.


  • Diverse Carrier Network: Our extensive network of carriers allows us to offer flexible shipping options to fit your specific needs. From LTL to full truckload, we can accommodate various shipment sizes.


  • Dedicated Customer Support: FreightCenter’s dedicated customer support team can assist you at every stage of the shipping process. Whether you have questions or need assistance, our experts are here to help.


  • Cost Savings: FreightCenter’s volume shipping discounts and negotiation expertise can help you secure cost-effective rates for shipping aircraft propellers. You’ll save money while receiving top-tier service.
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The condition of parts is non-negotiable regarding the safety and performance of the aircraft. Ensuring these critical components reach their destination safely and on time is a top priority for companies, shops, and enthusiasts alike.

That’s where FreightCenter is the go-to shipping solution for the aviation community.

Regarding shipping aircraft parts & equipment, FreightCenter is the trusted partner you need. Their experience, customized solutions, compliance expertise, and commitment to timely and cost-effective delivery make them the top choice for anyone in the aviation industry.

With FreightCenter, you’re not just shipping; you’re ensuring your hobbies or racing endeavors’ safety and a competitive edge.

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Shipping Aircraft Parts FAQs

Q. How are aircraft parts shipped?

A. Although aircraft parts are listed on the Internet, they are too large and heavy to be shipped through regular mail. Because of this, freight shipping is the best solution for shipping airplane parts.

Q. What is the freight class for aircraft parts?

A. Aircraft parts fall under freight code 11790-01, with a class rating of 200. This rating is based on the density and stowability of the product, as well as its value and liability.

Q. What is the NMFC code for aircraft parts?

A. NMFC Lookup: 11790 Aircraft Parts.

Q. How do you ship an aircraft engine mount?

A. The best way is to ship it bolted to a pallet/sheet of plywood and cocoon it with shrink wrap to protect critical components. A second method is to build a crate for the mount.

Q. What aircraft parts can move?

A. Flaps are the movable sections of an airplane’s wings closest to the fuselage. They are moved in the same direction (down) and enable the airplane to fly more slowly. Ailerons are the outward movable sections of an airplane’s wings that move in opposite directions (one up, one down).

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