Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. has announced the company will be providing Aviation Holdings III Investments, LLC, with three more B737-800SF freighter conversions. The total number of AEI B737-800SF freighter conversions ordered by Aviation Holdings now stands at eight.
The first aircraft of this new order is scheduled to commence modification in April 2021. Modification touch labour will be performed by the authorised AEI Conversion Centre, Commercial Jet in Miami. The remaining two aircraft will commence modification in May 2021.
The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 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 forward-thinking 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 manoeuvring room which minimises 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.
When combined with proven reliability, the AEI converted B737-800SF will allow Aviation Holdings to keep their aircraft in the air, generating revenue.