Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced that Bulgaria-based CargoAir has ordered its 4th AEI Boeing 737-800SF freighter conversion. The aircraft, (MSN 30883) is slated to commence modification at the end of October 2022. All conversion related touch labor will be performed by the authorized AEI conversion Center, Commercial Jet in Miami, Florida.
CargoAir is an important, long-term customer for AEI. Upon completion of this order, CargoAir will operate a total of 15 AEI freighters, including a mix of B737-300SF, B737-400SF, and B737- 800SF freighters.
AEI is currently the only conversion company to have ETOPS 180 approval on the 737-800 freighter conversion. Additionally, AEI can convert all 737-800 line number aircraft including those with Flat Aft Pressure Bulkheads, and Split Scimitar winglets.
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.
Cargo Air is cargo airline established in 1997 as operator of 6 aircraft AN-12 till 2007 and currently operating with B737-300/400/800 freighters.
Starting with one B737-300SF in 2008, now our cargo fleet have enlarged to 3 x B737-300SF (LZ-CGO, LZ-CGP & LZ-CGQ), 8 x 737-400SF (LZ-CGR, LZ-CGS, LZ-CGT, LZ-CGU, LZ-CGV, LZ-CGX, LZ-CGW & LZ-CGY) and 2 x B737-800SF (LZ-CGA and LZ-CGB). In addition, another 737-800 aircraft with future registration (LZ-CGC) will undergo freighter conversion at Miami, FL in February 2022.
The B737-300SF, B737-400SF and B737-800SF passenger to freighter conversions are completed by Commercial Jet, Inc with the support of the STC Holder Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. located in Miami, FL.
The first CargoAir Boeing 737-800SF LZ-CGB entered commercial service on December 8, 2021.
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