Freighter Conversion Data Sheet
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 independent
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 single
person to operate the door manually.
For more information, please download the pdfs:
• AEI MD-80SF