Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced GA Telesis has placed an order for an additional six AEI B737-800SF freighter conversions.
In July, GA Telesis beefed up its initial order with 4 additional B737-800SF freighter conversions.
The first aircraft of this new order will commence modification in March 2022, and all modification and maintenance requirements will be performed by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Dothan, Alabama.
The remaining aircraft are scheduled to be converted at three other authorized AEI Conversion Centers. The last aircraft of this order will commence modification in May 2023.
Upon completion of this order, GA Telesis will own a fleet of twelve AEI B737-800SF freighters.
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 maneuvering 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 full lavatory.