Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced today the company has signed a contract to provide Mexico-based Aeronaves T.S.M (TSM) with two additional MD-83SF freighter conversions. The first MD-83 aircraft (MSN 53288) will commence modification in the beginning of June and will be re-delivered to TSM in September 2017. Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility will perform the modification and maintenance requirements on the first aircraft. The second MD-83 (MSN 53289) will commence modification on June 26th and will be re-delivered to TSM in October 2017. Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility will perform the modification and maintenance requirements on the second aircraft.
TSM represents the largest overall operator of AEI’s MD-80SF series converted freighters. Including this order, TSM will operate a total of seven AEI MD-80SF series freighters.
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.”