Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced that it has selected AIROD Aerospace Technology Sdn Bhd (AAe) as their fifth authorised AEI Conversion Centre (ACC). AAe has a seven hangar MRO facility and will begin providing AEI B737-300SF & B737-400SF Passenger to Freighter (PTF) Conversions in the first quarter of 2014 for AEI customers.
“AEI is very excited to have established NADI & AAe as AEI’s fifth ACC and the first in South East Asia. With AAe’s comprehensive structural engineering background we are confident that they will help us grow in the region and attract new customers,” said Roy Sandri, president of AEI.
Commenting on the partnership, president of National Aerospace & Defense Industries (NADI, the holding company of AAe), Ahmad Johan said: “NADI & AAe are very excited to have partnered with AEI and to become the first AEI Conversion Centre in Southeast Asia. With our strong structural engineering background and manufacturing support, we are confident we will be able to contribute to AEI’s growth in PTF conversions, especially in this region. With our seven hangars in Subang, we have ample capacity to expand our PTF conversion lines when the need arise. We look forward to serve more customers for both AEI & AAe”, he added.
AEI now has a total of 10 conversion lines spread over five facilities with slots allocated as follows; three lines at Commercial Jet in Miami FL, four lines at Commercial Jet Services in Dothan AL, one line at FlightStar in Jacksonville FL, one line at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services in Shanghai China and now one line at AIROD Aerospace in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.