Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has started modification of a Boeing 737-400 Special Freighter 11 pallet position freighter for Colombia based AerCaribe.
The aircraft, built in 1990, is a high gross weight B737-400 and is being converted by Commercial Jet in Miami, Florida. AEI says the conversion will be completed and re-delivered to AerCaribe in early May of 2016.
The AEI B737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion product that offers operators ten full height 88 x 125 foot container positions.
AEI says this unique capability is achievable due to AEI’s main deck cargo door location which is approximately 40 foot further back than the competition. The additional container position increases volumetric carrying capability by 10 per cent which places the freighter in a class by itself.
AEI says: “This unique flexibility has been designed by AEI to allow cargo operators to immediately adapt to multiple ULD configurations at a moment’s notice. When combined with proven reliability, the AEI Converted B737-400SF will allow AerCaribe to keep their aircraft – in the air, generating revenue.”