Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced the company will provide Nauru Airlines with a second 10-pallet position B737-300SF freighter conversion. The aircraft (MSN 25607) will commence modification at Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility in mid-January 2021 and is scheduled for redelivery in May 2021.
Like the first freighter conversion announced in March of this year, the completed AEI B737-300SF freighter will be used to support charter flights in the region, transporting fresh food, mail, medicines, and other freight. Nauru Airlines is celebrating its golden jubilee in 2020 with 50 years of continuous operation.
The AEI-converted, 10-pallet configuration B737-300SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 42,900lbs (19,460kg) and incorporates an Ancra CLS capable of carrying:
- Eight 88”x125” Full Height AAA Containers or pallets
- One AEP or AEH (size 53” x 88”) in Position 1
- One AEP or AEH (size 53” x 88”) or AKE, AKN or LD3 (size 60.4”x61.5”) or AYY (size 61.5”x88”x56”) containers in Position 10.
When combined with proven reliability, the AEI converted B737-300SF will allow Nauru Airlines to keep their aircraft - “In the air, generating revenue”.