Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has signed a Letter of Intent to provide a minimum of eight CRJ200 freighter conversions to Avmax, which currently owns 65 CRJ200 aircraft. The LOI calls for the freighter conversions to commence in late 2017. As of right now, the modification touch labour for the conversions will be accomplished at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility.
“Avmax truly understands the CRJ200 and we are delighted they acknowledge the value in the AEI CRJ200 SF,” said Robert Convey, AEI Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The synergy of these two companies will definitely be a benefit to all current and future CRJ200 SF operators.”
Rick Pollock, Avmax Business Development Manager for the Americas said, “This agreement with AEI provides us with a valuable option for maintaining the residual value of our fleet of CRJ200 series aircraft and further helps us expand our product offering by re-purposing the CRJ200.”
Avmax intends to make the CRJ200 SF freighters available for sale and/or wet/dry leasing options to operators around the world.
The AEI CRJ200 SF shall provide Avmax with an Ancra CLS capable of carrying 61.5” x 88” Containers/Pallets, P1 to P8.Date: February 20, 2017