Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) has announced the company has been awarded a contract to provide Aero Capital Solutions (ACS) with four B737-800SF Freighter Conversions.
The company says that these AEI conversions represent the first freighters to be offered by ACS to the global air cargo market.
All the freighter conversions are to be modified by the authorised AEI Conversion Center, STAECO, located in Shandong, P.R. China.
It says that the first aircraft has already commenced modification and will be redelivered in January 2021 with the remaining three freighter conversions are scheduled to be completed and delivered in the first and second quarters of 2021.
The company says that 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, and a flexible Ancra Cargo Loading System.
Additionally, the AEI B737-800SF includes a rigid 9g barrier, five supernumerary seats, a galley and full lavatory. When combined with proven reliability, the AEI converted B737-800SF will allow ACS to keep their aircraft in the air, generating revenue.