Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority for the Arab Republic of Egypt has approved AEI’s STC (ST02690LA) for the 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI has gained FAA, CAAC, EASA, TCCA, UK CAA, CAACI (Cayman Islands) DCA (Guernsey), ANAC, CAAM, DgCA, and now Egyptian approvals for its B737-800SF.
“In the last month, we have achieved three foreign aviation approvals for our B737-800SF freighter conversion,” said the President of AEI, Roy Sandri. “We will continue to obtain additional foreign approvals as necessary to further assist the ease in which our leasing customers can place their aircraft around the world.”
AEI is currently the only conversion company to have ETOPS 180 approval on the 737-800 freighter conversion. Additionally, AEI can convert all 737-800 line number aircraft including those with Flat Aft Pressure Bulkheads, and Split Scimitar winglets.
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.
AEI’s forward-thinking design allows for containers to be loaded into the aircraft a full 16.5” aft of the forward door jamb, ensuring ground operators have sufficient manoeuvring room which minimizes potential door and aircraft strikes. Additionally, the AEI B737-800SF includes a flexible Ancra Cargo Loading System, a rigid 9g barrier, five supernumerary seats as standard, a galley, and a full lavatory.