Air Cargo Management

AEI gains Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia approval for 737-800SF freighter conversion

Inside AEI's 737-800 freighter conversion

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has approved Aeronautical Engineers’ (AEI) STC (ST02690LA) for the 12-pallet position Boeing 737-800SF freighter conversion.

AEI has already gained approvals from the FAA, CAAC, EASA, TCCA, UK CAA, CAACI (Cayman Islands) DCA (Guernsey) and ANAC for the 737-800SF. It 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.

The AEI converted 737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700lbs (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, an 86” x 137” main cargo door with a single vent door system.

Containers can be loaded into the aircraft a full 16.5” aft of the forward door jamb, ensuring ground operators have sufficient manoeuvring room which minimises potential door and aircraft strikes, AEI said.

Additionally, the AEI 737-800SF 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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