AEI boosts 737-800 conversion capacity on demand growth

Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) has designated Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO Xiamen) as a conversion center for its 737-800SF program, taking the number of conversion facilities it has to five. According to AEI, HAECO Xiamen will initially have one conversion line and begin touch labor on its first 737-800 in January 2021, but a second […]

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 […]
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