Astral Aviation orders three MD83F P2F from AEI

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announces that it has been selected by Astral Aviation of Nairobi, Kenya to provide one firm and two optional MD83SF 12 Pallet Configuration conversions.


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Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announces that it has been selected by Astral Aviation of Nairobi, Kenya to provide one firm and two optional MD83SF 12 Pallet Configuration conversions. The aircraft will all be high gross weight MD83’s with auxiliary fuel tanks which will allow for a 2600 nm range. The modifications will commence in August of 2013 at AEI’s Authorised Conversion Center, Commercial Jet.
“Astral showed early interest in our MD80SF programme which is now in full production. This MD80SF order represents the first on the African continent which is showing great interest in the freighter type,” said Robert T. Convey, VP of sales & marketing for AEI. AEI is forecasting a demand for 25+ MD80SF freighters on the continent over the next five years.