Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) celebrated its first 737-300 passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion for Kenya Airways with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) at a redelivery ceremony held in Boeing Shanghai’s hangar adjacent to the Pudong Airport. The modification was conducted under an AEI Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), based on engineering data licensed from Boeing.
Boeing Shanghai began the freighter conversion work on Kenya Airways’ 737-300 in December and recently celebrated the cargo door cutting completion in February. The second 737-300 from Kenya Airways has been inducted for conversion and is scheduled for redelivery in June.
Initial routes for the 737-300 freighter will connect Nairobi, Kenya, to Entebbe, Uganda; Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, Tanzania; Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo; Yaoundé and Doula, Cameroon; Luanda, Angola; Antananarivo, Madagascar; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kigali, Rwanda.
Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines. Boeing Shanghai offers a broad range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to material management, and component repair and overhaul.