Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announce the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DgCA) for the Republic of Indonesia has approved AEI’s STC (ST02690LA) for the 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI has gained FAA, CAAC, EASA, TCCA, UK CAA, CAACI (Cayman Islands) DCA (Guernsey), ANAC, CAAM, and now Indonesian approvals for its B737-800SF.
“We are expanding our foreign approvals process to ensure our leasing customers can place their AEI freighters in any country around the world,” stated President of AEI, Roy Sandri. “This is time consuming yet valuable work, and I would like to thank our vice president of engineering, Eric Wildhagen, and his team for making this process smooth and efficient
AEI is currently the only conversion company to have ETOPS 180 approval on the 737-800 freighter conversion. Additionally, AEI can convert all 737-800 line number aircraft including those with Flat Aft Pressure Bulkheads, and Split Scimitar winglets.
The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. (23,904 kg) and incorporates eleven full height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH. The conversion also incorporates new floor beams aft of the wing box, a large 86” x 137” Main Cargo Door with a single vent door system.
AEI’s forward-thinking design allows for containers to be loaded into the aircraft a full 16.5” aft of the forward door jamb, ensuring ground operators have sufficient maneuvering room which minimizes potential door and aircraft strikes. Additionally, the AEI B737-800SF includes a flexible Ancra Cargo Loading System, a rigid 9g barrier, five supernumerary seats as standard, a galley, and full lavatory.