Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced today the company has signed a contract to provide Saltillo, Mexico-based Aeronaves T.S.M. S.A. de C.V. (TSM) with two additional AEI MD-83SF freighter conversions. The first MD-83 (MSN 49945) will commence modification in March 2020, followed by the second MD-83 modification beginning in November 2020. Touch labor for both modifications will be performed by Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility, which is an authorized AEI Conversion Center.
These two additional MD-83SF freighters will represent the 13ᵗʰ and 14ᵗʰ AEI
MD-80SF series freighters in the TSM fleet. TSM currently operates 11 AEI MD-80SF series freighters and is AEI’s largest operator of the platform. The 12ᵗʰ conversion commenced modification at the end of November 2019 and is scheduled to be re-delivered by the end of March of this year.
The AEI MD-83SF shall provide TSM with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying:
• (12) 88” x 108” Containers/Pallets, P1 to P12
When combined with proven reliability, the AEI converted MD-83SF will allow TSM to keep their aircraft – “In the air, generating revenue.”