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A new door for the CRJ200

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) reached a milestone in its CRJ200 SF passenger-to-freighter conversion program in early May with the cutting of the door (see photos below). AEI said the door cutting marked the mid-point in the overall modification process and added that it was on schedule for certification for late 2015, as planned. As Cargo […]

Launch orders for new narrowbody conversion programs

HONG KONG — Launch orders totaling 92 passenger-to-freighter conversions were announced for 737-800 and A320 conversion programs at the fourth annual Cargo Facts Asia event in Hong Kong today. Aeronautical Engineers Inc launched their 737-800 P-to-F program at last year’s Cargo Facts Asia, and today confirmed launch orders for a total of 50 conversions from two customers. AEI […]

Breaking news: IFL Group launches CRJ P-to-F

News broke just minutes ago that Bombardier had secured a launch customer for the CRJ200 passenger-to-freighter program it launched a year ago in partnership with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. We will examine the program, and the launch order, in detail next week, but in the interest of getting the news out to the Cargo Facts community […]

A month of broken cargo records

In yesterday’s post about the strength of air freight demand in November, we noted that two of the companies reporting – Hong Kong International Airport and Etihad Airways – achieved record volumes. But that turns out to be only the tip of this particular iceberg, as records continued to fall. Cargolux: Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux […]

Keeping track of the narrowbody conversion programs

How many narrowbody conversion programs does the world need? When Aeronautical Engineers Inc announced the launch of a 737-800 P-to-F conversion program at the Cargo Facts Asia event in Hong Kong this spring, we did not expect AEI would have the field to itself for long. But just six months later the field has become […]
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