Magnetic MRO Acquires and Tears Down Boeing 737-400, Selling Its Parts to International Customer

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After winning the asset, Magnetic MRO has successfully torn down a Boeing 737-400 that was previously idle for seven years.

This was a rare opportunity to procure an entire aircraft. However, before starting any activities, there was a strict customs clearance and auction procedures to follow, which was successfully navigated by Magnetic MRO’s legal and customs teams.

The aircraft’s parts would later be sold to a open market and to be retrofitted into a flight simulator for pilot training. Thanks to the efforts of the Magnetic Group’s Logistics team, shipping challenges were surmounted in a cost effective manner for the client.

When it came time to teardown the aircraft, the entire process took only four days because of the team’s expertise and choice of tools such as a large wire cutter, making the work clean and fast.

It took a cross-functional approach and nearly every department within the organization executed this project with teams spanning Logistics to legal coming together to get the job done.

“This project was a massive undertaking for us and I am most proud about how the whole organization rallied together to make the entire process go smoothly,” said Jan Kotka, COO at Magnetic Group. “More than 50+ employees contributed to this first-of-its kind opportunity. This is the Magnetic way — we never shy away from challenges and new experiences.”

The packing and distribution of the aircraft parts continue to take place with hundreds of parts, ranging from small components to bulky items which must be transported by sea, gradually being shipped to customers, including those faced with AOGs.

Photo: Laura Pedjak