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10 August, 2022

Another Boeing 737-800SF freighter conversion for Bulgaria-based CargoAir

Aeronautical Engineers has confirmed that Bulgaria-based CargoAir has ordered its 4th AEI B737-800SF freighter conversion to continue the airline's fleet renewal programme.  

“The AEI B737-800SFs are part of our overall fleet revitalization program and will be used to incrementally replace our existing fleet of B737-300SF/-400SF freighters,” remarked CargoAir Purchase and Fleet Acquisitions Director, Angel Petrov. “AEI has the best B737-800SF conversion on the market with features and reliability that support real-life conditions. Additionally, AEI provides flexible slots which substantially assists our overall fleet planning requirements.”

The aircraft - MSN 30883 is scheduled to commence modification at the end of October 2022 with all conversion-related touch labour being performed by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet in Miami, Florida.  The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. (23,904 kg) and incorporates eleven full height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH. The conversion also incorporates new floor beams aft of the wing box, a large 86” x 137” Main Cargo Door with a single vent door system.

CargoAir is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and was founded in 1997 with a fleet of six AN-12 aircraft. The carrier now operates a fleet of three B737-300, eight B737-400, and three B737-800 freighters. It conducts flights for DHL and UPS and has contracted its freighter fleet to support their specific network requirements. The company is also dedicated to ad hoc cargo charter flights worldwide, providing customer-oriented solutions for cargo brokers, freighter forwarders and logistics companies requiring the transportation of dangerous goods and special cargo.

(AEI) is the global leader in the aircraft passenger-to-freighter conversion business and is the oldest conversion company in existence today. Since the company’s founding in 1958, AEI has developed over 130 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and has modified over 550 aircraft with the STCs.

17 November, 2020

CargoAir Switches to AEI for Two AEI B737-800SF Freighter Conversions

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc announced the company has signed a contract to provide Bulgaria-based CargoAir with two AEI B737-800SF Freighter Conversions. CargoAir originally signed agreements for two B737-800BCF conversions, however, the company recently cancelled those agreements and signed up with AEI - citing AEI’s responsiveness, slot flexibility, ease of doing business, and the intrinsic value the AEI B737-800SF provides as a better-priced option. This past year AEI added two additional authorized AEI Conversion Centers and currently has slots available starting in May 2021.

“CargoAir is a highly valued customer, which currently operates three AEI B737-300SF and seven AEI B737-400SF freighters. At present, we are converting a B737-400SF for CargoAir, which will be redelivered in January 2021,” stated Robert T. Convey, AEI Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing. “We are proud that CargoAir continues to recognize the extraordinary business value of all our freighter conversion products, including the B737-800SF, and we are delighted that our renowned accommodative business approach and responsive customer service has again been affirmed with this recent order.”

01 November, 2020

AEI to provide four Boeing 737-800SF freighter conversions to Aero Capital Solutions

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has confirmed it has been awarded a contract to provide Aero Capital Solutions (ACS) with four Boeing 737-800SF Freighter Conversions. ACS is an Austin, Texas-based leading mid-life aircraft lessor. These AEI conversions represent the first freighters to be offered by ACS to the global air cargo market.

All the freighter conversions are to be modified by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, STAECO, located in Shandong, P.R. China. The first aircraft has already commenced modification and will be redelivered in January 2021. The remaining three freighter conversions are scheduled to be completed and delivered in Q1/Q2 2021.