Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced today the company has signed a contract to provide Mexico-based Aeronaves T.S.M (TSM) with three additional MD-83SF freighter conversions. The first MD-83 aircraft (MSN 53293) will commence modification on December 11th, followed by the second MD-83 (MSN 53292) commencing modification in February of 2018 and then followed by the third MD-83 (MSN 49941) starting modification in late April, 2018. All the AEI MD-83SF modifications will be performed by Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility.
Last week, AEI delivered an MD-83SF to TSM. TSM represents the largest overall operator of AEI’s MD-80SF series freighters. Including this order, TSM will operate a total of ten AEI MD-80SF series freighters. Additionally, TSM currently has two AEI CRJ 200SF undergoing conversion at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility.
The AEI MD83SF shall provide Aeronaves T.S.M. with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying:
(12) 88” x 108” Containers/Pallets, P1 to P12
When combined with proven reliability, the AEI converted MD-83SF will allow TSM to keep their aircraft - “In the air, generating revenue.”