Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced today the fourth order for an MD-82SF freighter conversion from Aeronaves T.S.M. (TSM). The aircraft will commence modification at the end of August and will be re-delivered to TSM in early 2017 to fly for the DHL network in Mexico. Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility will perform the modification and maintenance requirements on the aircraft.
TSM represents the largest overall operator of AEI’s MD-80SF series freighters with three currently in operation. The company, which services customers throughout the Americas including the United States, Canada, E.U.A., México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panamá, also operates 30 Metroliner, 6 Convair 640, 6 DC-9-30, 2 DC-9-15, 4 Citation and 1 Hawker aircraft.
The AEI MD82SF shall provide Aeronaves T.S.M. with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying: 12 – 88” x 108” Containers/Pallets, P1 to P12.
AEI currently offers passenger-to-freighter conversions for the B737-400, B737-300, MD-80 and CRJ200 aircraft. AEI will certify its B737-800 full freighter and combi conversions in 2017.