Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced the company has signed a contract to provide Bulgaria-based CargoAir with a B737-400SF freighter conversion. The aircraft (MSN 28882) is scheduled to commence modification in mid-September 2020. All modification touch labor will be performed by Commercial Jet at their Dothan, Alabama facility.
“CargoAir is a long-time and highly valued customer of AEI’s,” said Robert Convey, AEI Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The airline currently operates 3 AEI B737-300SF and 7 AEI B737-400SF freighters.”
“AEI and CargoAir have had a successful partnership dating back to 2009,” said Mr. Angel Petrov, CargoAir Ground Operations & Commercial Director and Purchase & Fleet Acquisitions Director. “We appreciate the strong collaboration between our companies, and firmly believe in the capabilities of AEI and their authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet.”
AEI’s B737-400SF shall provide CargoAir with a highly flexible Ancra CLS capable of carrying multiple ULD’s including:
- (10) 88”x125” ULDs in P1 to P10 or
- (10) 88”x108” in 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 will allow CargoAir to keep their aircraft – “In the air, generating revenue”.