Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) signed a contract with Miesbach, Germany-based Royal Aero to provide the company with a B737-400SF freighter. The aircraft (MSN 29204) will commence modification next week at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility, and will be redelivered to Royal Aero in May 2019. This will be Royal Aero’s first AEI B737-400SF freighter conversion.

The AEI B737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion product that offers operators ten full height 88” x 125” container positions. This unique capability is achievable due to AEI’s Main Deck Cargo Door location which is approximately 40” further back than the competition. The additional container position increases AEI’s volumetric carrying capability by 10% which places the freighter in a class by itself.

AEI’s B737-400SF shall provide Royal Aero with a highly flexible Ancra CLS capable of carrying multiple ULD’s including:
(10) 88”x125” ULDs in P1 to P10 or
(8) 96”x125” in P1 to P10 and
(1) 53”x88”x64” Pallet or AEP/AEH or 60.4”x61.5” AKE/LD3 or 61.5”x88”x56”H AYY in P11

This unique flexibility has been designed by AEI to allow cargo operators to immediately adapt to multiple ULD configurations at a moment’s notice. When combined with proven reliability, the AEI Converted B737-400SF will allow Royal Aero to keep their aircraft – “In the air, generating revenue”.