Freight Everts Air cargo orders two MD-83SF
- Everts Air Cargo
Everts Air Cargo, a Fairbanks-based charter cargo airline has announced it will convert two MD-83 into full freighter aircraft.
Everts Air Cargo, which operates flights from its major cargo hub at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, will receive two converted McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in the next months. The two aircraft will be converted by Aeronautical Engineers, a US company which is specialized in converting former passenger aircraft into a full freighter.
Aeronautical Engineers MD-80SF Cargo Conversion consists of the installation of a 85"x136" cargo door on the left side of the fuselage and modification of the main deck to a Class E cargo compartment. After conversion the aircraft can carry twelve 88”x108” or eight 125”x88” ULDs or eight 125”x96” ULDs.
The modified aircraft should enter into service in December 2018 and will replace the aging McDonnell Douglas DC-9 in Everts Air Cargo fleet. Beside the DC-9, the carrier operates a mixed cargo fleet of DC-6, Curtiss Wright C-46, Embraer Brasilia EMB 120, Cessna 208 Grand Caravan, Piper Lance and Pilatus PC-12.
Everts Air Cargo offers daily flights from Anchorage and Fairbanks to several smaller Canadian airports like Aniak, Togiak or Fort Yukon.
McDonnell Douglas delivered its first MD-83 in 1985 and ceased the production fourteen years later in 1999. Over 250 MD-83, each with a maximum capacity for 172 passengers, were built. Several US airlines, like American Airlines, will replace its current MD-83 fleet in the next years.
Aeronautical Engineers has delivered its first converted MD-83SF in 2013.
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