Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has received an order for another B737-400SF 11 pallet position freighter from Bulgaria based Cargoair. The aircraft, built in 1990 (MSN 24691) is a high gross weight B737-400 with only 30,000 cycles and is undergoing modification at Commercial Jet’s Miami facility. Cargoair currently operates three AEI converted B737-300SF freighters and two AEI converted B737-400SF freighters so this order represents the sixth AEI converted freighter that Cargoair will operate.
Angel Petrov, commercial director for Cargoair said, “Due to growing demand for our services we are delighted to add an additional AEI B737-400SF freighter.” He added, “AEI’s demonstrated high reliability combined with the ability of the freighter to carry 10 AAA full height containers will make this freighter a welcome addition to the Cargoair fleet.”
The AEI B737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion product that offers operators 10 full height 88” x 125” container positions. This capability is achievable due to AEI’s Main Deck Cargo Door location which is approximately 40” further back than the competition. The additional container position increases AEI’s volumetric carrying capability by 10 per cent which places the freighter in a class by itself.