|Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 1):|
So long as the paperwork is filled out out correctly, there normally aren't too many things that hold a/c parts up. We receive stuff from other countries all the time (Germany, China, Brazil, France, Canada to name a few), and we also ship a lot out as well.
I agree. This is the first time I've heard of it being held up. Probably one piece of paper (and a tariff) wasn't taken care of. Heck, I've hand carried aircraft parts to get a plane off the ground! Now the TSA
has my name on a list... (Said parts really confused them.) But the important part is that its worth a lot to get airframes flying again.
Now, I've never sent parts to Canada, so maybe they have out of date laws. That will only hurt their industries. Parts are parts and whenever an aircraft is grounded its worth a fortune to get new parts out fast! What really is important is part traceability. Hence why every vendor has such large bureaucracies to handle the paper. Now, I've always worked for large companies, so 24/7 we have staff trained to get parts *anywhere* fast with the required paper. (Thankfully its going electric and thus all that is required is part # and part s/n on the certification letter.) And I'm happiest not knowing the details.
But I've found out FedEx has a dozen really expensive ways to expedite said parts. (On call trucks all the way to where they will take care of chartering the jet to get it there.) I've seen $25k freight bills to move a $15k part that anyone could lift.
So anyone who thinks sending aircraft parts without notice is unusual... doesn't know how the industry works.