Pinnacle Partners orders two CRJ200 SF conversions from AEI

AEI announced an order for two CRJ 200 SF conversions for Pinnacle Partners, in addition to over 45 CRJ200 SF freighter conversions orders AEI already has

AEI Alden Crowley CRJ200 SF freighter conversions pinnacle partners

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announce the company has signed a contract to provide two CRJ200 SF aircraft freighter conversions to Pinnacle Partners. The first CRJ200 (MSN 7421) will commence modification in November with redelivery scheduled for March 2018. The second CRJ200 (MSN 7417) will commence modification in December, with redelivery scheduled for April 2018. Both freighter conversions will take place at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility, which is one of five authorized AEI Conversion Centers worldwide.


“We are excited to add two AEI CRJ200 SF freighters to our portfolio,” said Alden Crowley, CEO of Pinnacle Partners. “We believe the CRJ200 freighter is a great solution for short-haul freight operations and plan to acquire another two CRJ200 aircraft for cargo conversion in 2018.”


Prior to the first two CRJ200 SF aircraft entering regular revenue service, the freighters will be utilized by Another Joy Foundation to transport tons of humanitarian aid from the USA to Puerto Rico, to help those in need affected by hurricane Maria.


AEI currently has firm orders and commitments for over 45 CRJ200 SF freighter conversions.


The AEI CRJ200 SF shall provide Pinnacle Partners with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying: (8) 61.5” x 88” Containers/Pallets, P1 to P8


When combined with proven reliability, the AEI converted CRJ200 SF will allow Pinnacle Partners to keep their aircraft – “In the air, generating revenue.”



About AEI

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is a global leader in the aircraft passenger-to-freighter conversion business and is the oldest conversion company in existence today.  Since the company’s founding in 1958, AEI has developed over 128 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and has modified over 442 aircraft with the STCs.  AEI helps its customers extend aircraft life and increase the overall value of aircraft assets by continuously focusing on dependable and flexible product offerings.  AEI currently offers passenger-to-freighter conversions for the Boeing 737-400, 737-300, MD-80 and CRJ200 aircraft.  AEI plans to complete its 737-800 full freighter conversion in late 2017.