Nigeria-based Allied Air has taken delivery of a B737-800SF freighter conversion from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI)
In March of this year, Allied Air entered into an agreement with AEI to provide the company with two B737-800SF freighter conversions with an option for two additional conversions. The delivered freighter (MSN 36846) is the youngest 737-800 in the world converted to date.
Allied Air has recently used its existing fleet of freighter aircraft to assist the Nigerian government in distributing much needed medical supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic – helping to save countless lives in the nation. Supplies transported include masks, PPE, and ventilators.
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, and a flexible Ancra Cargo Loading System.