Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced the signing of a contract with Automatic to provide the company with two 11 pallet position B737-400SF freighter conversions. The two aircraft, both built in 1993 are standard gross weight aircraft and will be modified by Commercial Jet’s Miami,FL facility. The freighters will be re-delivered to Automatic in September 2016 and January 2017, respectively.
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 says.
This unique flexibility has been designed by AEI to allow cargo operators to immediately adapt to multiple ULD configurations at a moment’s notice.