AEI wins contract with Royal Aero for freighter conversion

posted on 15th January 2019 by Justin Burns

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract with Germany-based Royal Aero to provide the company with a B737-400SF Freighter.

The aircraft will commence modification next week at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility, and will be redelivered to Royal Aero in May 2019. This will be Royal Aero’s first AEI B737-400SF freighter conversion.

The AEI B737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion product that offers operators ten full height 88” x 125” container positions.

AEI said 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.