Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (EAAEI) announced that the company has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for the AEI CRJ200 SF passenger-to-freighter conversion. The EASA approval (STC 10061615) allows for the operation of European registered CRJ200 SF freighters. AEI received the original FAA STC for the CRJ200 SF at the end of 2016 and has since amassed over 45 firm orders and commitments for the freighter. Currently, AEI has six CRJ200 aircraft undergoing freighter modification for various customers.
“The EASA approval process progressed smoothly, on schedule, and as planned,” said Eric Wildhagen, AEI Vice President of Engineering. “We are delighted to now offer the many benefits of the CRJ200 SF freighter to our European customers.”
The AEI CRJ200 SF provides a payload of up to 14,574 lbs. (6,611 kg), depending upon the specific aircraft model. The conversion comes with a large 94” x 70” Main Cargo Door and with an ANCRA Cargo Loading System capable of carrying:
(8) 61.5” x 88” Containers/Pallets, P1 to P8
When combined with proven reliability, the AEI converted CRJ200 SF allows its customers to keep their aircraft – “In the air, generating revenue.”