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AEI's 12 pallet MD-80 Freighter Conversion

AEI's 12 pallet MD-80 Freighter Conversion
AEI's 12 pallet MD-80 Freighter Conversion
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The Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) MD-80SF Cargo Conversion consists of the installation of a 85"x136" cargo door on the left side of the fuselage and modification of main deck to a Class E cargo compartment. After conversion the aircraft can carry twelve 88”x108” or eight 125”x88” ULDs or eight 125”x96” ULDs. This is the world’s first MD-80 passenger to freighter conversion.

AEI's cargo door has earned a reputation of being the most robust and reliable in the conversion industry. The cargo door is hydraulically operated and actuated from the inside of the aircraft by an independ- ent system. Hydraulic pressure is available from two sources; an electrically operated hydraulic pump or a manual hand pump. The door control and manual pump are located on the 9g barrier, allowing a sin- gle person to operate the door manually.

Main Attributes

  • 12 position 88”x108” Container or Netted Pallet
  • 8 position 125” x 88” ULD’s longitudinally oriented
  • 8 position 125” x 96” ULD’s longitudinally oriented
  • 4,500+ lb 88”x108” average position weights
  • 6,250+ lb 125”x88” & 96” average position weights
  • Up to 46,600 lbs useful main deck payload
  • 85”x136” Main Deck Cargo door
  • 9g rigid cargo / smoke barrier with door, Ventura Aerospace
  • Low profile, 1.25” Ancra Cargo Loading System
  • Main deck converted to Class “E” Cargo Compartment, with independent smoke detection system
  • Cabin windows replaced with lightweight aluminum window plugs
  • High reliability, independent hydraulic system
  • Up to 5 Supernumerary Seats

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