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Aircraft Shipping Services You Can Trust

Transport your airplane with Wide Load Shipping. With over 13 years of experience, we’re the industry’s most reliable airplane trucking company. We transport small aircraft, such as prop planes, and large commercial aircraft, such as Boeings. Wide Load Shipping transports airplanes, both small and large jets. We also transport airplane fuselages and other components to the assembly location. Separating the fuselage and wings ensures safe and efficient airplane transport. We have many years of breakbulk and heavy equipment shipping experience. Call now and get an airplane shipping quote! (877) 792-5056

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How To Transport an Airplane or Aircraft

Transport Your Aircraft with the Professionals

There are quite a few different ways for us to ship your aircraft. One is to completely disassemble it and crate it up. The other is to partially disassemble it and load it onto a semi-truck trailer. In the latter case, you must ensure that your overall length is no more than 65 feet for typical and reasonably priced aircraft shipping. Also, height is something to note since the shipping cost will increase when you get about 12 feet. Shipping aircraft over these dimensions can also be done at an extra cost. If you do not know the exact dimensions of your plane or jet, search for your crafts specs, as they have almost anything listed within the last 40 years.

You must remove all fuel from tanks, and in some states, they might even require you to have a purge certificate stating that the tanks have been completely purged of any elements or residues of fuel. You’ll need to check with the state that you are transporting your aircraft in or through to make sure that you will not be required to have a purge certificate. Other elements to consider are ensuring that your plane has the proper insurance to cover its value in the event of damages, as your regular insurance may not cover you while being transported by a third party. Your aircraft must be properly prepared for transport.

Flexible and Secure Handling of Aircrafts

How To Protect Your Airplane For Transport?

You want to ensure that any openings on the jet or plane are completely sealed off from any moisture to prevent damage in case of rain. You will also want to properly wrap your wings to protect them from being scratched or damaged is well. Typically most aircraft owners will also require that the trailer be equipped with an air ride suspension system to protect the aircraft from sudden jolts or vibration from the road. You should also consider removing any sensitive electronics that may be permanently damaged due to vibration. It is also important that you have nylon straps when you’re aircraft moving company arrives in case something needs to be secured that could be damaged otherwise by chains. While most aircraft shipping companies have straps, others do not, so check with your mover salesperson or dispatcher to clarify this issue.

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Aircraft Equipment We Transport

Transport Your Load On The Right Trailer With Us

Double Drop Deck Trailer

Max Dimensions: 29FT Length, 8.5FT Width, and 11.5FT Height

Max Weight: 45,000LBS

Step Deck Trailer

Max Dimensions: 53FT Length, 8.5FT Width, and 11.5FT Height

Max Weight: 48,000LBS

Removable Gooseneck Trailer (RGN)

Max Dimensions: 53FT Length, 8.5FT Width, and 11.6FT Height

Max Weight: 150,000LBS

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Flatbed Trailer

Max Dimensions: 53FT Length, 8.5FT Width, and 8.5FT Height

Max Weight: 48,000LBS

Different Reasons People and Businesses Transport Aircrafts

Safe and Reliable Airplane Transport Services

There are many reasons you might ship an airplane. You might have just sold it. It might need repairs. The list goes on. Airplane trucking services with Wide Load Shipping are comprehensive and cover every situation. Here are a few more reasons to transport an airplane.

  • When the airplane still needs to be fully assembled – Most aviation or airplane companies ship airplane fuselages, wings, and other components to a new destination for assembly.
  • When the airplane is inoperable—If your plane isn’t in good working condition and repairs cannot be made in its current location, hiring an airplane trucking service may be a viable alternative.
  • When the plane can’t handle long-distance or international travel—Some smaller planes, like the Cessna 172, which has a range of about 736 miles, may not be able to handle overseas travel. For this reason, they are shipped by sea freight or land truck.

Whether you are looking to haul an entire airplane or individual components, Wide Load Shipping has special equipment to handle aircraft shipping. Our logistics experts will obtain the necessary permits and plan every step of the process. Below are some of the aircraft/airplanes we transport:

  • MiG 15
  • Ultralight aircraft
  • Glider/sailplane Boeing 737 Cockpit
  • 2 place enclosed ultralight-Rans S12
  • Stearman biplane and engine
  • Partially assembled small aircraft
  • Cessna 210

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Licensed Airplane/Aircraft Shipping Services Providers

Shipping an airplane is a task that should only be left in the hands of experienced logistics experts with careful attention to detail. At Wide Load Shipping, we have knowledgeable and experienced logistics agents and drivers who ensure your cargo reaches its destination in one piece. When you seek our airplane trucking services, you get a dedicated transport agent who guides you.

We also have specialized loading equipment to help load your airplane for shipping. Our team of logistics agents will obtain everything necessary for the timely and safe shipping of your airplane, including pilot or escort cars and necessary permits, and handle all the necessary paperwork. This gives all our clients the confidence to transport airplanes, fuselage, wings, and other parts with us.

Wide Load Shipping has over twelve years of experience shipping airplanes, fuselages, wings, and other components. We are a bonded, insured, and licensed company, and all our drivers are thoroughly vetted and have the necessary licensing. We ensure you have the best airplane trucking services. Get an airplane transport quote today! (877) 792-5056