CargoAir to be first European operator of AEI Boeing 737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced the company has successfully redelivered CargoAir’s first Boeing 737-800SF freighter.

This aircraft (LZ-CGA, msn 30664) also represents the first AEI Boeing 737-800SF freighter conversion to be operated in Europe.

AEI received EASA approval for the Boeing 737-800SF on May 7, 2021.

In November of last year, CargoAir signed up for two AEI Boeing 737-800SF freighter conversions, after cancelling an agreement for two B737-800BCFs. The second AEI B737-800SF freighter conversion for CargoAir will commence modification in June and will be performed by the authorized AEI conversion center, Commercial Jet in Miami, Florida.

The AEI converted Boeing 737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. (23,904 kg) and incorporates eleven full height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH. The conversion also incorporates new floor beams aft of the wing box, a large 86” x 137” Main Cargo Door with a single vent door system. AEI’s forward-thinking design allows for containers to be loaded into the aircraft a full 16.5” aft of the forward door jamb, ensuring ground operators have sufficient maneuvering room which minimizes potential door and aircraft strikes. Additionally, the AEI B737-800SF includes a flexible Ancra Cargo Loading System, a rigid 9g barrier, five supernumerary seats as standard, a galley, and full lavatory