The WCS Permitting team worked hard to help a customer transport the fuselage of an A380 from Addington, VA to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, where the plane will be used as a simulator for fire training.
It took several loads to transport the different pieces of the fuselage – baggage storage area, economy class section, first class section and the cockpit. Two more loads transporting the engines will make its way soon to Chicago O’Hare.
Three of the four loads had similar oversize dimensions, and those were the loads transporting the main body of the fuselage. Those loaded dimensions were:
The nose/cone (cockpit) had loaded dimensions of 79′ long, 14-6 wide, 14-1 high, and was legal weight.
The fuselage will be pieced back together once all loads have arrived and will be used as a simulator for live fire fighting training at the airport. The carrier will be delivering the engines soon, which were 9-6 wide loaded.
WCS Permits worked with the carrier for weeks to permit each of the loads so they could safely make the 500 mile trip.
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The company was formed in 1998 as a small Southern California-based pilot car and oversize permit service. After a few short years of providing pilot car dispatch and oversize load permits in California and the Western United States, the company further expanded its reach and grew until it was servicing the entire U.S. and Canada.
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