Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announce the company has been awarded a contract to provide Honolulu, Hawaii-based Transair with an AEI B737-400SF Freighter Conversion. Transair currently operates a fleet of five B737-200F freighters; this order will represent the first B737-400SF freighter for the company. The aircraft (MSN 25104) will commence modification in June 2021 and will be performed by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Dothan, Alabama.

AEI’s 11 pallet position B737-400SF shall provide Transair with up to 47,100 LB (21,364 KG) of payload and a highly flexible Ancra CLS capable of carrying multiple ULD’s including:
(10) 88”x125” ULDs in P1 to P10 or
(10) 88”x108” 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 Transair to keep their aircraft – “In the air, generating revenue”.

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is a global leader in the aircraft passenger-to-freighter conversion business and is the oldest conversion company in existence today. Since the company’s founding in 1958, AEI has developed over 130 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and has modified over 510 aircraft with the STCs. AEI helps its customers extend aircraft life and increase the overall value of aircraft assets by continuously focusing on dependable and flexible product offerings. AEI currently offers passenger-to-freighter conversions for the Boeing 737-800, 737-400, 737-300, MD-80 series, and CRJ200 aircraft.

Operating since 1982, Transair and Transair Express are both approved FAA Certificated Air Carriers, providing 24/7/365 Air Cargo services throughout the State of Hawaii. As Hawaii’s leader in interisland air cargo, Transair provides daily service to all major Hawaiian island destinations. The company’s current all-cargo fleet consists of five Boeing 737-200F and five Bombardier SD3-60-300 aircraft.