AEI cuts metal on third B737-400 freighter conversion for Kalitta

16 / 05 / 2017

Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) has started work on its third 11 pallet position B737-400SF freighter conversion for Kalitta Charters.

The passenger aircraft arrived at Commercial Jet’s Miami, FL facility and will commence modification today. The completed freighter will be re-delivered to Kalitta in the beginning of September 2017.

AEI currently has four active authorised conversion centres worldwide, which include Commercial Jet in Miami, Commercial Jet Services in Dothan, Alabama, KF Aerospace in Kelowna, Canada, and Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co in China.

The combined production line capability of those facilities offers a total of 11 to 13 conversion lines for AEI at any one time.

The conversion specialist stated:"The AEI B737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion product that offers operators ten full height 88” x 125” container positions. This unique capability is achievable due to AEI’s main deck cargo door location which is approximately 40” further back than the competition. 

"The additional container position increases AEI’s volumetric carrying capability by 10% which places the freighter in a class by itself. AEI’s B737-400SF shall provide Kalitta with a highly flexible Ancra CLS capable of carrying multiple ULDs."