Aeronautical Engineers has signed a contract to provide Vx Capital Partners (Vx) with three additional B737-400SF freighter conversions. The first aircraft (MSN 27914) will commence modification in March 2020; the second aircraft (MSN 28752) will commence modification in May 2020; and the third aircraft (MSN 28753) will commence modification in August 2020. All modification touch labour and maintenance requirements will be performed at Kelowna, Canada-based KF Aerospace, which is an authorized AEI Conversion Centre. These conversions represent the 23rd, 24th and 25th AEI B737-400SF freighters for Vx.
Will Hudson, president of Vx Capital Partners commented: “Vx is proud to be the industry’s leading provider of 737 Classic cargo aircraft. Given the robust demand for our portfolio of 42 737 Classic freighters, Vx is well-positioned to serve our global customer base. We appreciate the ongoing support of AEI as we complete our 737-400 conversion program and turn our attention to the 737 Next Gen market.”
Bob Convey, AEI senior vp sales and marketing says: ““On behalf of the entire AEI team, I would like to thank Vx Capital Partners for their continued support of the AEI B737-400SF, the world’s leading narrowbody freighter. These additional orders reaffirm current demand and the dominant role that the B737-400SF will continue to play for years to come.”
AEI’s B737-400SF shall provide Vx with a highly flexible Ancra CLS capable of carrying multiple ULD’s including: (10) 88”x125” ULDs in P1 to P10 or (8) 96”x125” in P1 to P10 and (1) 53”x88”x64” Pallet or AEP/AEH or 60.4”x61.5” AKE/LD3 or 61.5”x88”x56”H AYY in P11
This unique flexibility has been designed by AEI to allow cargo operators to immediately adapt to multiple ULD configurations at a moment’s notice.