Miami-based conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has returned the first of three Boeing 737-400SF conversions to Shanghai’s Yangtze River Express.
The aircraft with MSN 28759 was built in 1998 and converted at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services, an AEI authorised conversion centre based at Shanghai's Pudong International airport. It is the 14th converted aircraft AEI has delivered in 2013 out of the 23 it plans to finish before the year’s end.
The aircraft is configured to hold 11 standard-size cargo pallets and features an Ancra cargo loading system.
“We chose cooperating with Boeing Shanghai because of Boeing's strong technical support and Boeing Shanghai's vitality,” says Yangtze River Express’ vice-president Liu Zhongqing. “We hope this successful PTF conversion program is a good start for our future cooperation with Boeing Shanghai in more areas."
Yangtze River Express is a joint venture between Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group and Taiwan’s China Airlines.