Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced that it has signed a contract with an aviation fund for an 11 pallet position B737-400SF freighter conversion. The aircraft, built in 1992 is a high gross weight B737-400 and is being converted by Commercial Jet in Miami, Florida. The conversion commenced modification on 11 January and will be re-delivered to the aviation fund in April of this year.
The AEI B737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion product that offers operators ten full height 88” x 125” container positions. This unique 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, AEI said.
AEI’s B737-400SF will provide an Ancra CLS capable of carrying multiple ULD’s including:
– (10) 88”x125” ULDs P1 to P10 or
– (8) 96”x125”, P1 to P10 and
– (1) 53”x88”x64” Pallet or AEP/AEH or 60.4”x61.5” AKE/LD3 or 61.5”x88”x56”H AYY in P11
“This unique flexibility has been designed by AEI to allow cargo operators to immediately adapt to multiple ULD configurations at a moment’s notice. When combined with proven reliability, the AEI Converted B737-400SF allows customers to keep their aircraft – ‘In the air, generating revenue’,” the company said.