Canada approves AEI’s B737-800SF conversions

By Damian Brett

AEI B737-800SF

Transport Canada Civil Aviation has approved conversion firm Aeronautical Engineers, Inc’s (AEI) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion.

Last month, AEI announced a contract to provide Chrono Aviation with a B737-800SF freighter conversion, which represents AEI’s first Canadian-based customer.

The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a maindeck payload of around 24 tonnes and incorporates eleven full height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH.

Last week the company received ETOPS 180 approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its B737-800SF freighter conversion.

The ETOPS 180 approval allows the B737-800SF freighter to fly 180-minute extended operations over water and remote regions.

Chrono Aviation expands freighter fleet

AEI gains ETOPS approval for B737-800 freighter conversion

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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]