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AEI signs 737NG licensing agreement with Boeing

AEI signs 737NG licensing agreement with Boeing

October 13, 2014 at 10:28 am 0 comments

US-based conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers Inc signed an agreement to license Boeing engineering data to develop its 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion. Last week we reported on a new widebody conversion program, this week we follow up with the latest on the narrowbody conversion market. AEI formally launched its 737-800 P-to-F programRead More

Wait a minute, you can’t do this to a narrowbody!

Wait a minute, you can’t do this to a narrowbody!

September 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

The narrowbody passenger-to-freighter conversion market has been hot for the last several years, and conversion houses are constantly upgrading their existing programs and introducing new ones to match the growing demand. But let’s be honest: there really aren’t that many active conversion programs, and they’re all based on the prettyRead More

Swiftair orders four 737-400 conversions from AEI

Swiftair orders four 737-400 conversions from AEI

September 11, 2014 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Spain-based Swiftair placed a firm order for four 737-400 P-to-F conversions from Aeronautical Engineeers Inc, with an option for an additional four. The first aircraft (24438, ex-Samair) is in conversion at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami, the second (24445, ex-Wat Phnom Airlines) will enter conversion at the same facilityRead More

Another freighter for Yangtze River Express

Another freighter for Yangtze River Express

August 12, 2014 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Shanghai-based all-cargo carrier Yangtze River Express (YRE, a subsidiary of the Hainan Air Group) took redelivery today of a 737-400F (29915, ex-Hainan Airlines), following conversion by Aeronautical Engineers Inc, at the Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services facility at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport. The redelivery brings YRE’s freighter fleet to a total ofRead More

Freighter conversion – a story in photos

Freighter conversion – a story in photos

June 25, 2014 at 10:11 am 1 comment

In September 1999, Japan Transocean Air took delivery of a 737-400, msn 29487. The carrier, a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, operated the aircraft from its hub in Naha, Okinawa, until late last year when it was acquired by DHL Express as a candidate for conversion to freighter configuration. DHL wasRead More

AEI launches 737-800 conversion programs

AEI launches 737-800 conversion programs

April 1, 2014 at 5:48 am 0 comments

HONG KONG — There was much interest in the four sessions held here today at Cargo Facts Asia, but the big news was undoubtedly the formal launch at the event of a 737-800 Passenger-to-Freighter and Passenger-to-Combi conversion program by US-based Aeronautical Engineers (AEI). We will analyze the program in detailRead More

Farnair takes 45% stake in Thailand’s K-Mile Air

Farnair takes 45% stake in Thailand’s K-Mile Air

March 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Switzerland-based Farnair acquired the 45% stake in Thailandbased K-Mile Air formerly held by Malaysia’s Transmile Group. As part of the agreement, Farnair will place a 737-400F (28492, recently redelivered to Farnair by Aeronautical Engineers Inc) with K-Mile, replacing the carrier’s single 727-200F (22080),which it recently parked. Farnair has long been a turboprop freighter operator, but lastRead More