Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announce the company has entered an agreement to provide Aviation Holdings III Investments, LLC, with its fourth B737-800SF freighter conversion. This news follows an order for 3 AEI B737-800SF conversions announced in May. The aircraft (MSN 29040) is scheduled to commence modification in January 2021 and will be performed by China-based HAECO Xiamen, which became an authorized AEI Conversion Center in August 2020. This aircraft represents the inaugural AEI freighter conversion to be modified by HAECO Xiamen.

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, and a flexible Ancra Cargo Loading System. Additionally, the AEI B737-800SF includes 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.