AEI reports renewed interest in B737 classic conversions

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is seeing renewed interest in its Classic 737 conversion programmes and is expecting to have at least 10 Classics delivered or in work this year.

Due to the continued MAX grounding and the pressure it has placed on feedstock throughout the industry, many AEI said that many customers are looking for alternatives for cargo lift until the 737-800 feedstock frees up, and are finding that lift in both the B737-400SF and even the B737-300SF freighter conversions.

“Our B737-400SF programme continues to remain strong and we are seeing a renewed interest in our 10-pallet position B737-300SF programme,” stated Robert Convey, AEI senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Globally, there are several hundred 737-300s still in service and of those, at least 75 are viable conversion candidates.”

In addition to FAA and EASA certifications, both the B737-400SF and B737-300SF conversions are certified by Russia, Brazil, India, Australia, and China.

The conversion house first reported increased interest in its B737 classic conversion programme in January.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]