Wednesday, May 22, 2024
AEI receives Brazilian STC approval for B737-800SF

AEI receives Brazilian STC approval for B737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has approved AEI’s STC for the 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI has gained FAA, CAAC, EASA, TCCA, UK CAA, CAACI, DCA, and now ANAC approvals for its B737-800SF.

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 Flat Aft Pressure Bulkheads, and Split Scimitar winglets.

Read more: CALC places first B737-800SF freighter order with AEI

The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. 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.

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

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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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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