Shipping & Taxes

As an international mail order company, our focus is to get parts to our customers as quickly and economically as possible. Where possible we will try to provide a choice of shipping options.

Our database knows the weight of every part listed on our website, so in the majority of cases automatic shipping options can be chosen at the checkout. Unfortunately, penalties will be imposed by all shipping companies if a parcel is particularly large in size compared to its weight, this is commonly known as “voluming out”. This means that sometimes we are unable to accurately quote shipping for orders until we have packed the parcel and confirmed the shipping cost.

Please be aware that import duties and taxes may apply in countries outside of the United Kingdom. All duties and taxes are set by the Customs Authority of the destination country, over which we have no control. Please note that it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay all duties and taxes.

Our two most commonly used methods of shipment are by the postal service and UPS.

We do, however, hold accounts with most major international couriers so please let us know if you have a preferred courier.

Further information (including the ability to track a parcel) is available here:

If you would like to discuss a parcel with a member of our Logistics team please email us using: despatch@flyingspares.co.uk

Below is a guide to the standard postal and UPS shipping terms:

Shipping Guide for the UK

Service Destination Approx Delivery Time Type of Package Trackable Details
Royal Mail - 1st Class Post UK 1-2 working days, excludes Sunday Up to 2kg No
Royal Mail - Tracked 48 UK 1-2 working days, excludes Sunday Up to 20kg Yes
Royal Mail - Special Delivery UK Before 1pm next working day, excludes Sunday Up to 20kg Yes Guaranteed Saturday delivery available upon request
UK Courier - UPS UK 1 working day - excludes Saturday & Sunday (Guaranteed AM & Saturday delivery available) Up to 70kg Yes Longer delivery times for remote areas of UK eg Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Channel Isles

Shipping Guide for the Rest of the World

Please be aware that import duties and taxes may apply upon receipt of orders shipped outside of the UK.

These are set by the Customs Authority of the destination country and are beyond our control. It is the customer's responsibilty to pay them.

Service Destination Approx Delivery Time Type of Package Trackable Details
Post - International Standard Worldwide 5 - 15 days Up to 2kg No Visit the Royal Mail website for more information
Post - International Tracked & Signed Worldwide 5 - 15 days Up to 2kg Yes Visit the Royal Mail website for more information
Post - International Signed Worldwide 5 - 15 days Up to 2kg Yes Visit the Royal Mail website for more information
European Road Delivery - UPS Standard Europe 2 - 4 days Up to 70kg Yes Visit the UPS website for more information
European & ROW Air Delivery - UPS Express Saver Europe & Rest of the World 1 - 5 days Up to 70kg Yes Visit the UPS website for more information

VAT & Custom Duties

All parts on our website are shown with their prices exclusive and inclusive of UK VAT (currently 20%).

UK VAT will be automatically aded to all UK orders.

UK VAT will not be added to orders being shipped outside the UK.

Flying Spares Ltd cannot advise on, or be responsible for, any Customs or Import Duties or Taxes that are subsequently imposed on your order once it arrives in your country. Please confirm what extra charges your order is likely to incur before confirming the order with us.