October 7, 2014
AEI licenses Boeing engineering data for Boeing 737-800 freighter conversion
Aeronautical Engineers has finalized an agreement to license Boeing engineering data to develop the 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion and the 737-800 combi conversion. The agreement with Boeing also includes the 737-900 variant engineering data. AEI will become a Supplemental Type Certificate holder for the 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion and the 737-800 combi conversion. Because AEI will be an STC holder, working with licensed Boeing engineering data, AEI customers will now be eligible for access to Boeing technical support at reduced costs compared with freighters converted without data licensed from Boeing. (STCs are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration; Boeing does not review or approve licensees’ design packages or completed conversions).