AEI gains further certification for B737 conversions

By Damian Brett

Transport Canada Civil Aviation has approved Aeronautical Engineers, Inc’s supplemental type certificate (STC) for the 11-pallet position B737-400SF freighter conversion and the 10-pallet position B737-300SF freighter conversion.

Foreseeing an uptick in demand for the B737 Classic freighter programmes, AEI initialized the approval process with Transport Canada in the fourth quarter of 2019.

In addition to US FAA, European EASA, and now Transport Canada approvals, AEI’s B737-400SF and B737-300SF freighter conversions are also approved in Russia, Brazil, India, Australia and China.

The AEI converted 11-pallet position B737-400SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 21,364 kg, while the 10-pallet position B737-300SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 19,460 kg.

Both freighter conversions include a 86” x 140” main cargo door with a dual vent door system, 9g rigid cargo barrier and a flexible Ancra cargo loading system.

AEI announced two firm orders for the B737-800SF conversion for Allied Air earlier this month and has also announced at least five B737 classic freighter conversions with various customers in the first quarter of this year alone.

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