AEI Announces 2 Additional MD-83SF Freighters for TSM

posted on 4th February 2020 by Eddie Saunders
AEI Announces 2 Additional MD-83SF Freighters for TSM

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.”