Jackson Square Aviation orders 6 freighter coverted Boeing 737-800’s

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By Matti Blume - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79839263

LONDON – Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) has recently announced the order from Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) of six Boeing 737-800SF converted freighters. The order marks itself as the first order for Freighter conversions by Jackon Square Aviation, from Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI)

First freighter conversion order for JSA

Global aircraft lessor, Jackson Square Aviation (JSA), has announced their order of six Boeing 737-800SF Converted Freighters, which is an increasingly popular conversion type. The orders are made to Aeronautical Engineers Inc., a global leader in Narrowbody Freighters.

On the announcement, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of AEI, Robert T. Convey, said: “We welcome Jackson Square Aviation to the AEI family and are pleased they have chosen the renown AEI B737-800SF freighter,”

He further added:- “e look forward to exceeding Jackson Square’s expectations and working with them as they continue to expand their world-class fleet of aircraft.”

Converting in 2024

Of the six Boeing 737-800SFs that Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) has ordered, the two first aircraft are set to enter modification in May 2024, with the remaining four being delivered thereafter. The 6th converted freighter in their order is set to be redelivered to Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) in January of 2026.

Miami-based Commercial Jet, an Aeronautical Engineers Inc. certified conversion centre, will accomplish all of the six conversions that the order from Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) contains. In addition to this, Commercial Jet is AEI’s mainline provider of freighter modifications in the United States.

Delighted to partner with AEI

Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) really seem to be looking forward to this, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JSA, Kevin McDonald said:- “We are delighted to partner with AEI for the first of our passenger to freight aircraft conversions. This is a natural evolution of our fleet and allows us to expand our offering to existing and new customers. The 737‐800 freighter offers improved efficiencies and extends the life of the aircraft which supports JSA’s ESG initiatives.”

Feature-rich conversion

Aeronautical Engineering Inc. (AEI), currently stands as the only aircraft conversion company to have ETOPS 180 approval on the converted 737-800 freighters, enabling extended oversea operations, as well as they can convert all Boeing 737-800 line number aircraft, which includes the ones with Split Scimitar Winglets and Flat Aft Pressure Bulkheads.

With AEI’s 737-800 freighter conversions, the cargo area offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs, roughly 23,900kg, and fits eleven full-height cargo container positions.

In addition to this, the conversion incorporates new floor beams just aft of the wing box, as well as a new main cargo door with a single vent door system.


The purchase deal between Jackson Square Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering Inc. marks itself as the first cargo conversion order by JSA, also saving six Boeing 737-800s from being scrapped. Though there are no announced leasing deals for these six freighters as of now, it’s not impossible the announcement will come at a later time.

The Boeing BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter) program is an absolute game-changer in aviation, as for other aircraft manufacturers, as it gives previous passenger jets the opportunity to be utilized for needed cargo hauls and even important transportation which is faster by air than the road.

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