Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) 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 and now CAAM approvals for its B737-800SF.
AEI is currently the only conversion company to have ETOPS 180 approval on the B737-800 freighter conversion. Additionally, AEI can convert all B737-800 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, and 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 minimises potential door and aircraft strikes. Additionally, the AEI B737-800SF includes a flexible Ancra Cargo Loading System, a rigid 9-g barrier, five supernumerary seats as standard, a galley and full lavatory