Freight Royal Aero orders a B737-400 Freighter from AEI

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Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) has announced that it has been awarded with an order for a B737-400 Freighter by Royal Aero.

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Based at Germany, Royal Aero seeks to take delivery of a sole Boeing 737-400SF freighter aircraft. AEI will convert the aircraft and will commence modification for MSN 29204 next week. The work will be accomplished at Commercial Jet´s facility at Alabama, United States.

In May 2019, Royal Aero will take delivery of its first AERO B737-400SF freighter conversion aircraft, meaning that AEI will need only four months to convert the passenger aircraft to a fully-functional freighter aircraft.

MSN 29204, originally a Boeing 737-4M0, was delivered in 1998 to Aeroflot. Then, the aircraft performed scheduled passenger flights for Garuda Indonesia, Nok Air and Yamal Airlines. Line number 3051 was stored since November 2018 and has now been reactivated.

As only passenger to freighter conversion product, AEI`s 737-400 conversion offers operators to place 10 full height 88” x 125” containers into the aircraft´s fuselage. This capability is mainly reasoned and achieved by the Main Deck Cargo Door location, which is 40” further back compared to competitors.

This flexibility allows cargo operators to quickly adapt to different configurations. AEI´s conversion furthermore enables an increased carrying capability of 10 percent, making the aircraft very popular for cargo airlines around the world.

Aeronautical Engineers is a global leader in the aircraft passenger-to-freighter conversion business. The company was initially founded in 1958 and has developed over 128 Supplemental Type Certificated (STC) since then. 480 aircraft have been converted with the STCs to far. With the conversion, AEI helps customers to extend the life of passenger aircraft. Currently, AEI converts Boeing 737-800s, 737-400s, 737-300s, 737-200s, MD-80s and CRJ200s.

Royal Aero is an international aviation trading and service provider, headquartered in Miesbach, Germany. The company is a large European supplier of commercial engine parts and technical services in the aviation industry.

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