Aviation Maintenance Real Life

Large Scale Tetris

My latest problem at work comes in the style of Tetris played with airplanes. My company sold 2 airplanes and needs to ship them across the ocean. So we need to fit said airplanes into a 40 foot shipping container. Sounds simple at first, but this is a very delicate job that needs complete disassembly of the aircraft and then some serious planning to pack it all in…without damage here or during transport. I am learning as I go with this one, and there’s a deadline of Nov 12 to ship out or the container will miss the sailing date. Pressure is on and I can hear that Tetris music playing in my head already. Tomorrow the real fun begins.