Monday, July 15, 2024

AEI receives Malaysian STC Approval for B737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has approved AEI’s STC (ST02690LA) for the 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI has gained FAA, CAAC, EASA, TCCA, UK CAA, CAACI (Cayman Islands) DCA (Guernsey), ANAC and now CAAM approvals for its B737-800SF. Read more: 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 […]

CALC places first B737-800SF freighter order with AEI

Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) is pleased to announce that Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) has signed a contract for its first AEI B737-800SF freighter conversion. The aircraft  will commence modification at the end of July and will be redelivered to CALC in October 2022. Touch labour and maintenance requirements will be […]

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 […]

AEI to provide Merx Aviation with its first B737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) and Merx Aviation has signed a contract for an AEI B737-800SF freighter conversion. The aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 35131, owned by a fund managed by affiliates of Apollo and serviced by Merx, has just commenced modification, and is scheduled to redeliver in August. An end customer has not yet been announced. […]

AEI receives transport Canada STC approval for B737-800SF

Romcargo's US foreign carrier permit accepted

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced Transport Canada Civil Aviation has approved AEI’s STC (ST02690LA) for the 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI currently has FAA, CAAC, EASA and now TCCA approvals for its B737-800SF.Last month AEI announced a contract to provide Chrono Aviation with a B737-800SF freighter conversion, which represents AEI’s first Canadian-based customer.The […]

AEI receives ETOPS 180 approval for the B737-800SF

Romcargo's US foreign carrier permit accepted

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announce that it has received ETOPS 180 approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI is the only conversion house to have gained ETOPS approval for the 737-800 platform.The ETOPS 180 approval allows the B737-800SF freighter to fly 180-minute extended operations over water and remote […]

AEI announces four additional B737-800SFs for GA Telesis

GA Telesis has ordered four additional B737-800SF Freighter Conversions from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI). Last July GA Telesis ordered its first AEI B737-800SF and then immediately exercised an option for a second B737- 800SF. GA Telesis has stated that multiple candidate aircraft are under consideration for conversion. Three production slots have been reserved in the […]

AEI to supply conversions for Aeronaves

flypop's second aircraft takes to the skies

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced it has signed a contract to provide Mexico-based Aeronaves T.S.M. (TSM) with two additional CRJ200 SF Freighter Conversions. The first CRJ200 (MSN 7708) of this order will commence in May 2021, followed by the second aircraft (7679) commencing modification in September 2021. The authorised AEI Conversion Centre, Commercial Jet, located […]

AEI’s B737-800SF receives FAA approval for split scimtar winglets

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announce it has received an amendment which allows the company to apply their conversion to B737-800s with Split Scimitar™ winglets. The Split Scimitar™ Winglets were developed by Aviation Partners Boeing. AEI is the first STC conversion provider to achieve this important approval and unlike other providers, will not charge an […]

AEI to provide Aviation Holdings with up to three B737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has entered an agreement to provide Aviation Holdings III with up to three  B737-800SF freighter conversions. The first aircraft (MSN 29916) will commence modification in June 2020 and will be performed by China-based STAECO, an authorised AEI Conversion Center. This will be the first AEI B737-800SF modified by STAECO. The scheduling […]

Authorised AEI conversion centre KF Aerospace adds second line

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) has announced that KF Aerospace is adding a second modification line to support AEI freighter conversion programmes. KF Aerospace began converting freighters for AEI in February 2017 and is currently the sole Canadian-based authorised AEI conversion centre. The current and foreseeable market demand for AEI freighters is driving the need for […]

AEI announces order for two MD-83SF freighters for Aeronaves TSM

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Saltillo, Mexico-based Aeronaves TSM SA. de CV (TSM) with two additional AEI MD-83SF freighter conversions. The first MD-83 (MSN 49945) will commence modification in March 2020, followed by the second MD-83 modification beginning in November 2020. Touch labor for both modifications will be performed by […]

AEI announces three additional B737-400SF Freighter conversions for Vx Capital Partners

Aeronautical Engineers has signed a contract to provide Vx Capital Partners (Vx) with three additional B737-400SF freighter conversions. The first aircraft (MSN 27914) will commence modification in March 2020; the second aircraft (MSN 28752) will commence modification in May 2020; and the third aircraft (MSN 28753) will commence modification in August 2020. All modification touch […]

AEI picks STAECO as a conversion centre

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has selected Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company (STAECO) as an Authorized Conversion Center. AEI has three Authorized Conversion Centers including Commercial Jet in Miami, Florida; Commercial Jet Services in Dothan, Alabama; and KF Aerospace in Kelowna, Canada. Robert Convey, senior vice president of sales and marketing at AEI says: “As we gear […]

FAA approves AEI 737-800 freighter conversion

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for the Boeing 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion, having been delayed by the partial government shutdown. The prototype, MSN 29121 was completed in December, and offers a payload of 23.9 tonnes with the capacity of 11 88”x125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH. The conversion […]

AEI to provide Royal Aero with Boeing 737-400SF

Aeronautical Engineers has signed a contract with Royal Aero to provide the Miesbach, Germany-based airline with its first Boeing 737-400SF. The aircraft, MSN 29204 will be modified at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility and be delivered to Royal Aero in May 2019. The AEI 737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion product offering operators […]

Transport Canada approves AEI CRJ200SF

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has received Transport Canada approval for the AEI CRJ200SF passenger to freighter conversion. AEI received the original FAA STC for the CRJ200 SF at the end of 2016, and was granted approval by the EASA in May this year. The passenger to freighter conversion company has 45 firm orders and commitments for […]

AEI to convert a 737-400 for Automatic

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract with Automatic to provide the company with a Boeing 737-400SF. The 737-400, MSN 25853 is being modified and will be re-delivered in March 2019. It will be operated by UK-based Titan Airways and represents the airline’s second 737-400. Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama is handling the modification touch-labour and […]

AEI to supply Aeronaves with four more CRJ200SFs

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract with Mexico-based Aeronaves to provide it with an additional four CRJ200SF freighter conversions. The first CRJ200 will start undergoing modification in September, with redelivery scheduled for January 2019. The second, third and fourth will follow in March, July and December of 2019. Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility will […]

60 years and still going strong for Aeronautical Engineers

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has celebrated its 60th birthday and is on track to deliver its 500th freighter conversion by the end of the year. The company started operations on 9 July 1958 when James Addison had the vision of providing the airfreight industry with dependable and cost-effective freighter conversions. AEI made its mark with conversions […]

AEI to convert another 737-400 for Vx Capital Partners

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Vx Capital Partners with an additional Boeing 737-400SF freighter conversion. The aircraft, MSN 27673 will be the 23rd AEI provides to Vx, and will commence modification in June 2018 and be redelivered in October 2018. KF Aerospace, an AEI Authorised Conversion Centre based in Kelowna, Canada […]

Aeronautical Engineers to convert fourth CRJ200 for Aeronaves

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Mexico-based Aeronaves with a fourth CRJ200 SF freighter conversion. Modification for the fourth aircraft will start in June 2018, with re-delivery scheduled for October 2018. Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility will handle the modification touch labour for the conversion. Aeronaves says it plans on operating many […]

AEI warns EC of deteriorating safety standards

Aviation engineering lobby group Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) has written to the European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, warning that some countries, such as Germany, are ignoring European safety regulations and allowing airlines to operate aircraft without carrying out the required safety checks. This practice has been acknowledged by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) claims […]

AEI inducts fifth 737-400 freighter conversion for Kalitta Charters

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has inducted its fifth 11 pallet Boeing 737-400 freighter conversion for Kalitta Charters, to be redelivered in July 2018. The aircraft arrived at Commercial Jet’s Miami facility to commence modification before being returned in the summer. AEI says its 737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion that offers operators 10 full […]

Aeronautical Engineers to provide Vx with another 737-400SF

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Vx Capital Partners with an additional Boeing 737-400SF. Modification of the aircraft will commence in May 2018 with AEI’s authorised conversion centre Flightstar Aircraft Services carrying out the work in Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft will be redelivered in October 2018 and will be the 22nd AEI […]

Freighter conversion market starts transition to the next generation

With the surge in global freight volumes in the first half of 2017 and the industry experiencing its fastest pace of growth since 2010, there is potential for aircraft conversions to provide important capacity. Current market conditions still favour older generation aircraft being converted. However, the market is facing a transition to new-generation converted freighters […]

Aeronautical Engineers delivers two 737-400s to Vx Capital Partners

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has redelivered two Boeing 737-400 Special Freighter conversions to Vx Capital Partners. The first aircraft, MSN 28887 was modified by KF Aerospace and the second aircraft, MSN 25376 was modified by Flightstar Aircraft Services. Vx contacted AEI in January 2014 to modify one aircraft before making the second order, which represent the […]

Aeronautical Engineers to provide Everts Air Cargo with two MD-83SFs

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Everts Air Cargo with two MD-83SF conversions by the end of the year. The first MD-83 (MSN 53471) will commence modification on 4 April and will be re-delivered to the Fairbanks, Alaska-based airline at the beginning of August 2018. The second one (MSN TBD) will then […]

AEI delivers its 100th 737-400 freighter conversion

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has delivered its 100th Boeing 737-400 SF freighter conversion, with the special aircraft going to Dublin-based ASL Aviation. The aircraft is the 13th AEI 737-400 conversion to be redelivered to ASL, and it has an additional four undergoing work or scheduled for modification in 2018 at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility. AEI […]