Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed an agreement to provide up to 30 12-pallet position Boeing 737-800SF conversions but says the customer remains undisclosed.
The deal is for 15 firm orders with an additional 15 options and AEI says the modifications will begin in late 2018 with deliveries beginning in 2019.
To date, and including this announcement, AEI has received a total of 80 firm orders and commitments for its 12-pallet position B737-800SF.
The conformity aircraft for the 737-800SF conversion programme is currently on location at Commercial Jet’s facility in Miami.
AEI says the B737-800SF converted freighter will be able to accommodate 11 88 x 125 AAA full height containers or pallets and one AEP/AEH container for a total of 12 positions.
Depending upon the aircraft model and aircraft weight limits, it will be able to carry a payload of more than 23,000 tonnes.