Aerospace Sector

TNT Express has a dedicated and experienced team to serve and partner the Aerospace & Defence market. We pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and expertise, exceptional quality of service, comprehensive global networks and the flexibility we provide to all our customers to deliver innovative express and logistics solutions that work.

Characteristics and Challenges

Aerospace is a dynamic, high tech industry.

We understand the importance for MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) organisations to fulfil their contracts in a timely manner and the industry's reliance on speedy solutions, minimal downtime and leaner inventories.
Our comprehensive logistics network suits the technically complex and fragmented aerospace market, whilst our specialist packing solutions and secure tracking offer the utmost protection for high-value and/or fragile aircraft parts.

Our existing customers in this sector range from aircraft OEMs, engine and aftermarket spare parts manufacturers and distributors to airlines and MRO centres.  All of them face different challenges whether it is suppliers delivering components to assembly lines, delivering a time-critical part to minimise AOG (Aircraft On Ground) time, organisations repairing, replacing and returning parts, or OEMs shipping integrated products and complete systems.  

Our role at TNT is to be your partner and help you find the right solutions. Together we can determine and manage an end-to-end supply chain that it just right for your needs and which is both efficient and cost effective. We are large enough to service your global needs - even to the trickiest of locations - with our extensive intercontinental, regional and local networks, yet small enough to provide flexible solutions.

We are very aware of the complexities associated with shipping items within the Aerospace & Defence sectors - we are totally geared up to handle strategic shipments, keeping you safe from denied parties and sanctioned countries or organisations and we are capable to hande all legal aspects of controlled goods..

We are the global logistics and express operator that has a dedicated integrated export compliance office with regional export control advisors and country contact points in all major locations.

We also pride ourselves on our security systems and our specialist tamper-proof packaging solutions.

Simply put, our unparalleled service means that your shipments are safe in our hands.


Click on the links below to find out more about the solutions we have designed:

Aerospace Control Centres, where a team of customer service representatives provides a single point of contact and dedicated after-sales support to meet your specific needs.

Inbound Production Management, where we will pick up parts from several of your suppliers throughout a region of the world and consolidate them at a central hub into one consignment for onward direct shipment to you or your desired location.

Integrated Direct Express, a service that offers a leaner and more responsive supply chain by consolidating multiple orders into one unit for shipment and single customs into your target country. [View PDF]

Aftermarket Parts Express
, providing deliveries of urgent spare parts from distribution centres direct to MRO locations and airlines.  

AOG (Aircraft on Ground), our global solution for aerospace customers who need a time critical service …NOW!

Value Added Service Centre, a multi-user location linked to the TNT Air Hub at Liège, which provides value added services on Express flows. [View PDF]

Returns Solutions, where we help you plan and implement reverse logistics solutions that save you time and money whilst at the same time improve your customer service and end-customer experience. [View PDF]

Packaging & Secure Solutions, providing you with validated packaging solutions including shock-proof, tamper-proof containers with in-built transponder units for secure transport and GPS control.

CONTACT the Aerospace & Defence sector account team directly on