CALC eyes 1st B737-800SF freighter conversion from AEI

Published: Monday, July 18, 2022

Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) has signed a contract for its first B737-800SF freighter conversion from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI).

The aircraft will commence modification at the end of July and will be redelivered to CALC in October 2022. Touch labor and maintenance requirements will be completed by the authorized AEI conversion center, STAECO, located in Shandong, P.R. China.

CALC chief executive Mike Poon said: “We shall develop this freighter business further as it enables us to exploit in full the utility of our aircraft assets to serve the escalating demand for cargo capacities globally and meet operators’ needs via a prevalent freighter aircraft model while contributing to a greener and sustainable aviation industry.”

The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a maindeck payload of over 23 tons and incorporates eleven full-height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH.