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 Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility, which is an authorised AEI Conversion Centre.
These two additional MD-83SF freighters will represent the 13th and 14th AEI MD-80SF series freighters in the TSM fleet. TSM currently operates 11 AEI MD-80SF series freighters and is AEI’s largest operator of the platform. The 12th conversion commenced modification at the end of November 2019 and is scheduled to be re-delivered by the end of March of this year.
The AEI MD-83SF shall provide TSM with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying:(12) 88” x 108” Containers/Pallets, P1 to P12