AEI redelivers a B737-800SF to Serve Air

April 29 2024 Print This Article

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announce that last week, the company redelivered an AEI B737-800SF freighter to Democratic Republic of Congo-based Serve Air. This aircraft (MSN 30517) represents the second AEI B737-800SF that Serve Air is now operating. AEI previously mentioned that Serve Air is the first operator of the AEI B737-800SF freighter in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is expected to increase its fleet of AEI B737-800SF freighters to a total of six aircraft in the coming years.

All conversion related touch labor and maintenance was performed by the authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet in Dothan, Alabama.

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.