Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) announced that it has received an order for another Boeing 737-400SF 11 pallet position freighter from Cargoair (Bulgaria). The aircraft, built in 1990 (MSN 24691) is a high gross weight 737-400 with only 30,000 cycles and is undergoing modification at Commercial Jet’s Miami facility. Cargoair currently operates three AEI converted 737-300SF freighters and two AEI converted B737-400SF freighters so this order represents the sixth AEI converted freighter that Cargoair will operate.
The AEI 737-400SF 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 737-400SF shall provide Cargoair with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying multiple ULD’s including:
· (10) 88”x125” ULDs or
· (10) 88”x108” ULDs full time and
· (1) 53”x88”x64” Pallet or AEP/AEH or 60.4”x61.5” AKE/LD3 or 61.5”x88”x56”H AYY in P11
This unique flexibility has been designed by AEI to allow cargo operators to immediately adapt to multiple ULD configurations at a moment’s notice. When combined with proven reliability, the AEI Converted B737-400SF will allow Cargoair to keep their aircraft – “In the air, generating revenue”.