Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

AEI to carry out CRJ200 freighter conversion for Airest

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Regional One with a CRJ200 SF Freighter, to be leased to Airest. Modification of the aircraft started last week at Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility and will be re-delivered to Regional One in the beginning of April 2018. Regional One will be providing a financial lease […]

AEI to provide three more conversions to Aeronaves

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Mexico-based Aeronaves T.S.M (TSM) with three additional MD-83SF freighter conversions. The first MD-83 aircraft will commence modification on 11 December, followed by the second in February of 2018 and the third in late April, 2018. All the AEI MD-83SF modifications will be performed by Commercial Jet’s […]

AEI wins contracts for two conversions with Pinnacle Partners

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide two CRJ200 SF freighter conversions to Pinnacle Partners. The first CRJ200 (MSN 7421) will commence modification in November with redelivery scheduled for March 2018. The second CRJ200 will commence modification in December, with redelivery scheduled for April 2018. Both freighter conversions will take place at Commercial […]

AEI to provide Aeronaves with two additional MD-80SF conversions

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Aeronaves with two additional MD-83SF freighter conversions. The first MD-83 (MSN 53288) will commence modification in the beginning of June and will be re-delivered in September 2017 and the second (MSN 53289) will start on 26 June and be returned in October 2017. Commercial Jet’s Miami […]

AEI to carry out third 737-400SF freighter conversion for Kalitta

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has inducted its third 11 pallet Boeing 737-400SF freighter conversion for Kalitta Charters, and will re-deliver it at the beginning of September. The aircraft, MSN 25849, arrived at Commercial Jet’s Miami facility and modification is underway. AEI says its 737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion offering operators 10 full height […]

Flightstar chosen as AEI authorised conversion centre

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has selected Jacksonville-based Flightstar Aircraft Services as an Authorized Conversion Center. AEI says demand for its passenger-to-freighter conversion products including the Boeing 737-400SF, MD80SF, CRJ200SF and soon the B737-800SF require that additional capacity is added. Flightstar was chosen for its experience in passenger-to-freighter modifications, in addition to maintenance services, and will set […]

AEI to convert three Boeing 737-400SFs for Vallair

Vallair has signed a contract with Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) for three 11 pallet position Boeing 737-400SF freighter conversions, to be delivered this year. AEI will start modifying the first aircraft in March, with the other two following in June and September, with the work taking place at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility. The 737-400SF offers […]

AEI picks KF Aerospace as new freighter conversion centre

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has chosen KF Aerospace as an Authorized Conversion Center to provide additional capacity for passenger-to-freighter conversions. KF Aerospace has major facilities in Kelowna, British Columbia and Hamilton, Ontario, and will start converting Boeing 737-400s from April this year. AEI says the success of its 737-400SF, MD80SF, CRJ200SF and soon the 737-800SF when […]

Aeronaves orders fourth AEI MD-82SF converted freighter

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has received a fourth order for an MD-82SF converted freighter from Mexico-based Aeronaves. AEI will start modifying the aircraft, registration MSN 49990, at its Commercial Jet facility in Miami. The aircraft will be re-delivered to fly for the DHL network in Mexico. Aeronaves is the largest overall operator of AEI MD-80SF series […]

First AEI CRJ200 SF completes maiden flight

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has completed the maiden flight of its CRJ200 SF, and is hoping to get Federal Aviation Administration certification “imminently”. IFL Group, based in Waterford, Michigan, is the launch customers for the CRJ200 SF, and AEI has 45 firm orders and commitments for the aircraft. The AEI CRJ200 SF has a payload of […]

AEI signs agreement for 30 B737-800SF conversions

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed an agreement to provide up to 30 12-pallet position Boeing 737-800SF conversions but says the customer remains undisclosed. The deal is for 15 firm orders with an additional 15 options and AEI says the modifications will begin in late 2018 with deliveries beginning in 2019. To date, and including this announcement, AEI […]

Kalitta Charters orders second AEI 737-400SF

Kalitta Charters has ordered a second Boeing 737-400SF conversion from Aeronautical Engineers (AEI), to be delivered in June 2016. The aircraft, which was built in 1989, will be converted at Commercial Jet’s Miami facility. The converted 737-400 can accommodate 10 88 by 125 inch unit load devices, which AEI says is unique due to its […]