Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) last week received approval for its STC (ST02690LA) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia for the company’s 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion.
AEI is currently the only conversion company to have ETOPS 180 approval on the 737-800 freighter conversion, which offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. (23,904 kg).
The company is also capable of converting all 737-800 line number aircraft including those with Flat Aft Pressure Bulkheads, and Split Scimitar winglets.
Malaysia Airlines is the largest operator of the 737-800 in its home country. Other airlines that house the aircraft in its fleet include regional operators Firefly and Batik Air, whilst KargoXpress and World Cargo Airlines operate freighter conversions of the aircraft type.
The latest approval from Malaysia joins other approvals from the FAA, CAAC, EASA, TCCA, UK CAA, CAACI (Cayman Islands) DCA (Guernsey), and ANAC.