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IFL Group to acquire its first Bombardier CRJ200 Special Freighter

IFL Group CRJ200SF (Flt)(Bombardier)(LRW)

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (Montreal and Toronto) has announced an entity owned by‎ the IFL Group (Pontiac) has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire the first Bombardier CRJ200 SF (Special Freighter) aircraft. The aircraft will join IFL Group’s fleet flying air freight throughout North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

Prior to being delivered to the IFL Group, the aircraft will be converted to all-cargo configuration by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) of Miami, Florida, a Bombardier-licensed Third Party Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Provider for passenger-to-freighter conversions for CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft. The freighters include a large cargo door and are marketed by AEI as CRJ100 and CRJ200 Special Freighter (SF) aircraft.

“We are seeing significant interest in the CRJ100 and CRJ200 passenger-to-freighter conversions,” said Robert Convey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, AEI. “The dependability and affordable operating economics of both platforms make them particularly well suited for regional cargo and feed operations.”

Features for the CRJ100/CRJ200 SF aircraft include:

– Eight 61.5 in x 88 in (256 cm x 223.5 cm) pallet positions
– Up to 14,840 lbs. (6,731 kg) main deck payload
– Large cargo door 94 in. x 77 in (238.7 x 195.6 cm)
– 10,000 lb. (4, 536 kg) payload can be flown 1,735 nm (3,213 km)
– 15,000 lb. (6 804 kg) payload can be flown 800 nm (1,482 km)
– Dual vent door system
– Rigid 9G barrier
– 28-VDC independent cargo door hydraulic system
– Main deck converted to Class “E” Cargo Compartment
– Cabin windows replaced with lightweight aluminum window plugs

Image: Bombardier.

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Swiftair orders four Boeing 737-400 freighter conversions from Aeronautical Engineers

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announce that Swiftair S.A. (Madrid) has selected AEI to provide eight (8) Boeing 37-400SF passenger to freighter conversions. The contract calls for four firm orders plus an additional four options. The first aircraft, built in 1991 (msn 24438) (ex Samair) is a high gross weight Boeing 737-400 and is currently being modified at Commercial Jet Inc. in Miami, Florida, which is an authorized AEI Conversion Center. The second aircraft (msn 24445) is on location in Miami and will commence modification in mid-September. All eight aircraft will be modified at Commercial Jet Inc. in Miami, Florida.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Swiftair is a current Boeing 737-400 operator. 737-4Q8 (F) N156GA (msn 26298) arrives at Palma de Mallorca before it became EC-MCI.

Swiftair (Spain): AG Slide Show