October 16, 2012
AEI exploring LCD conversion opportunities for Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft
Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bombardier Aerospace to explore market interest in a Large Cargo Door (LCD) freighter conversion program for the Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft. The CRJ200 LCD aircraft would provide operators with a freighter capable of hauling a maximum payload of 6.7 tonnes. The freighter would come equipped with an Ancra cargo loading system capable of hauling pallets, containers or bulk loaded material. The Main Deck Cargo Door will be 94” (2.39 m) wide by 77” (1.96 m) high and feature AEI’s proven hydraulic actuation and latching systems which has been installed on more than 370 freighters. Mr. Robert T. Convey, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, stated that “The agreement with Bombardier Aerospace to explore market interest in the CRJ200 LCD aircraft sets in motion another outstanding opportunity for the CRJ200 aircraft.” He added: “With jet-speed advantages and superior economics, the CRJ200 aircraft’s proven robust commercial platform will set a new standard for regional Large Cargo Door freighters worldwide.