Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announce the company has entered an agreement to provide Aviation Holdings III Investments, LLC, with its fifth B737-800SF freighter conversion. The aircraft (MSN: TBD) is scheduled to commence modification in April 2021. Modification touch labor and maintenance will be performed by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Miami, Florida.

The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. (23,904 kg) and incorporates eleven full height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH. The conversion also incorporates new floor beams aft of the wing box, a large 86” x 137” Main Cargo Door with a single vent door system.

AEI’s forward-thinking design allows for containers to be loaded into the aircraft a full 16.5” aft of the forward door jamb, ensuring ground operators have sufficient maneuvering room which minimizes potential door and aircraft strikes. Additionally, the AEI B737-800SF includes a flexible Ancra Cargo Loading System, a rigid 9g barrier, five supernumerary seats as standard, a galley, and full lavatory.

When combined with proven reliability, the AEI converted B737-800SF will allow Aviation Holdings III Investments, LLC to keep their aircraft in the air, generating revenue.