CargoAir switches to AEI for B737 conversion

By Damian Brett

AEI B737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Bulgaria-based CargoAir with two AEI B737-800SF freighter conversions.

AEI claimed that CargoAir originally signed agreements for two conversions elsewhere, but switched over to AEI.

AEI said it was able to offer slot flexibility, after adding added two additional authorised AEI Conversion Centers and currently has slots available starting in May 2021.

“CargoAir is a highly valued customer, which currently operates three AEI B737-300SF and seven AEI B737-400SF freighters. At present, we are converting a B737-400SF for CargoAir, which will be redelivered in January 2021,” said Robert Convey, AEI senior vice president sales and marketing. “We are proud that CargoAir continues to recognize the extraordinary business value of all our freighter conversion products, including the B737-800SF, and we are delighted that our renowned accommodative business approach and responsive customer service has again been affirmed with this recent order.”

CargoAir’s recently acquired B737-800 aircraft (MSN 30664) is scheduled to commence modification in January 2021. All modification touch labor will be performed by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Dothan, Alabama.

AEI’s B737-800SF has a maindeck payload of up to 23.9 tonnes and its eleven full height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH.

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