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 second half of 2021 and one slot reserved in the first half of 2022.
All modification touch labor and maintenance requirements will be performed by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Dothan, Alabama.
The 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.
AEI’s 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.