Cargo Air orders last 737 Classic conversion, brings forward NGs

Cargo Air has ordered a 737-400SF conversion from Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) but is looking ahead to 737-800Fs, shifting forward their introduction to 2021. According to AEI, the aircraft (28882, ex-Go2Sky) is slated to be inducted for conversion into freighter configuration in mid-September at the Commercial Jet facility in Dothan, Ala. (DHN). This is Cargo […]

Demand for 737 Classic conversions persists

Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) will convert for Nauru Airlines a 737-300. The aircraft (28732) is currently in passenger service with the airline and will be inducted for conversion in late May at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami (MIA) [FAT 005357]. Nauru Airlines already has a single 737-300F (27125, ex-Europe Airpost), as well as three […]

Cargo Air to postpone 737 freighter conversions

Bulgaria-based Cargo Air still holds firm orders for two 737-800BCFs along with two options but has agreed with Boeing to postpone the agreement for another two years to 2023 because the 737 MAX issues are causing 737-800 feedstock prices to remain high, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts. When the price is right, Cargo Air might consider […]

Hot market prompts new AEI conversion center

Trying to secure a 737-Classic passenger-to-freighter conversion in 2017? Good luck, if you have not already nabbed a conversion slot. Conversion houses are facing unprecedented demand for narrowbody conversions, leaving the limited number of conversion lines with significant backlogs. Yesterday, Miami-based conversion house Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) selected Canada-based KF Aerospace as its fourth Authorized […]

Shenzhen Donghai Airlines at HKG

On this somewhat ovecast day, one of Shenzhen Donghai Airlines’ 737-300 freighters is seen here arriving at Hong Kong. B-2517 (msn: 23396) was the first aircraft for the Shenzhen-based carrier, re-delivered after conversion in August of 2006. The aircraft, and the second unit for Donghai (B-2518, msn: 23397) were converted under PEMCO’s 737-300 STC at […]

Cargoair 737-300SF

Seen here at Schiphol, Cargoair’s LZ-CGO (msn: 23237) is one of two brightly hued 737-300 freighters operated by the Bulgarian Cargo carrier (the other is LZ-CGP, msn: 23970). Both were converted by AEI. Both freighters were converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. LZ-CGO/23237 was originally delivered to Piedmont as N320P, during a period of great expansion […]

Hong Kong Airlines 737-300SF at HKG

Descending to Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok (HKG) airport is the second-newest Hong Kong Airlines freighter – and it’s not an A330-200F. Earlier this fall we brought you Sandro Koster’s image of Hong Kong Airlines’ first A330F, the 2nd to be delivered. But today we’re bringing you A 737-39K(F), a converted 733 which Hong Kong […]
Get Latest Issue