Tuesday, May 14, 2013

► NIGERIA: Allied Air Cargo to replace B727Fs with B737-400Fs.

Allied Air Cargo logoAllied Air Cargo (4W) of Nigeria has selected Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), to provide two firm B737-400SF 11 Pallet Configuration conversions, with an option for one additional conversion. The first aircraft is a high gross weight B737-400 (MSN 26081) built in 1993 and will undergo freighter modification in June 2013 at AEI’s Authorized Conversion Centre in Jacksonville, Florida.

Cargo conversion
Mr. Val Tongo, CEO of Allied Air stated that:
With our first AEI B737-400SF now in operation we are seeing the financial benefits of the 11 pallet design. The AEI B737-400SFs are replacing all of our 727-200s and our dispatch reliability is now at an all time high. AEI’s outstanding reputation for quality, customer support and functional design made the decision to add three more AEI freighters to our fleet an easy one.
Mr. Roy Sandri, President of Aeronautical Engineers Inc. added: 
Allied Air has been a valued customer of AEI’s for the past 10 years and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the next generation of freighters. AEI has already converted six 727-200s and one B737-400SF for Allied Air and the addition of the three conversions noted above is a vote of confidence for our product and company.
AEI’s B737-400SF shall provide Allied Air with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying multiple ULD’s including:
  • (10) 88”x125” AAA Containers/pallets, P1 to P10 or
  • (8) 96”x126” ULD’s and
  • (1) 53”X88”X64” Pallet or AEP/AEH or 60.4”x61.5” AKE/LD3 or 61.5”x88”x56”H AYY in P11
This unique flexibility has been designed by AEI to allow the operator to immediately adapt to multiple ULD configurations at a moment’s notice.