SOURCE: Commercial Jet, Inc.

Commercial Jet, Inc.

January 28, 2015 12:05 ET

Commercial Jet Converts AEI's 400th Freighter Conversion

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) - Commercial Jet is proud to announce that it had the honor of modifying Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) 400th freighter conversion. The 11 pallet position B737-400SF (MSN 25105) was converted at Commercial Jet's Miami, Florida facility and delivered to TNT Airways S.A., in mid-December of 2014. Commercial Jet provided all of the touch labor for the passenger-to-freighter conversion, performed heavy maintenance and painted the aircraft.

TNT Airways 737/757 Fleet Manager Luc Cludts said, " During all the years in aviation I have witnessed a lot of companies working on one of the aircraft I was responsible for, but it was a very long time ago that I saw a team of people working together very motivated and with a lot of enthusiasm trying to achieve an on time departure, which they eventually did."

David Sandri, President of Commercial Jet, said, "I am extremely proud of the entire Commercial Jet team for their clearly demonstrated dedication in pleasing such a distinguished company as TNT Airways." He added, "As an authorized AEI Conversion Center, we look forward to successfully serving the needs of AEI's end customers in the future."

To date, Commercial Jet has completed over 100 freighter conversions of varying aircraft platforms for AEI. The company is currently converting the conformity aircraft for AEI's new CRJ200 SF freighter program.

About Commercial Jet

Commercial Jet is an FAA and EASA approved repair station that specializes in both scheduled and unscheduled heavy maintenance, line maintenance, modification services, complete airframe inspections, freighter conversions, interior modifications, avionics upgrade programs and complete aircraft painting. The company also offers lease return services, and refitting passenger and cargo aircraft for return to market. With over half-a-million square feet (46,000 square meters) of multi-bay hangar facilities in Miami (MIA), Florida and Dothan (DHN), Alabama, Commercial Jet serves passenger and cargo airlines, owners, lessors and military customers. Their professional team services a wide variety of commercial aircraft types, including B717, B727, B737, B757, B767, DC8, DC9, DC10/MD-11, MD80/90, A320 and A300.

About AEI

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is a global leader in the aircraft passenger-to-freighter conversion business and is the oldest conversion company in existence today. Since the company's founding in 1958, AEI has developed over 120 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and has modified 400 aircraft with the STCs. AEI helps its customers extend aircraft life and increase the overall value of aircraft assets by continuously focusing on dependable and flexible product offerings. AEI currently offers passenger-to-freighter conversions for the Boeing 737-400, 737-300, 737-200 and MD-80 aircraft. Additionally, AEI will offer the market its new CRJ 200 freighter conversion in 2015, followed by the Boeing 737-800 full freighter and combi conversions in 2017.

About TNT

TNT is one of the world's largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT delivers close to one million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletized freight. The company operates road and air transportation networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. TNT made EUR 6.7 billion in revenue in 2013.

Contact Information

  • Commercial Jet Contact:
    Don Grimm
    Vice President of Operations
    +1 (305) 341-5158
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