Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announce the company will be providing Aviation Holdings III Investments, LLC (Aviation Holdings), with three more B737-800SF freighter conversions. The total number of AEI B737-800SF freighter conversions ordered by Aviation Holdings now stands at eight. The first aircraft (MSN: 30704) of this new order is scheduled to commence modification in April 2021. Modification touch labor will be performed by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Miami, Florida. The remaining two aircraft will commence modification in May 2021.
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 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. www.aeronautical-engineers.com