Tuesday, May 21, 2024
AEI to provide six B737-800SF conversions to Aero Capital Solutions

AEI to provide six B737-800SF conversions to Aero Capital Solutions

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announces the company will provide Austin-based, Aero Capital Solutions (ACS), with six additional B737-800SF freighter conversions. Upon completion of this new order, ACS will have a total of 40 AEI B737-800SF freighter conversions in their fleet. In October of 2020, ACS placed its first order for the B737-800SF freighter conversion and has since become AEI’s largest customer for the B737-800SF.All aircraft in this order will be inducted and completed during the 2024 calendar year. The modification touch labour and maintenance requirements for the six conversions will be split between the authorised AEI Conversion Centers of STAECO and HAECO.AEI is currently the only conversion company to have ETOPS 180 approval on the 737-800 freighter conversion. Additionally, AEI can convert all 737-800 line number aircraft, including those with Split Scimitar winglets.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.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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