Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced that the company delivered a total of 41 freighters in 2022 to leasing and airline customers around the world. The B737-800SF accounted for the majority of deliveries, representing a total of 31. The remainder of the freighters delivered were a mix of B737-400SF, CRJ-200 SF and MD-80SF series aircraft.
Based on current order backlogs, AEI estimates the company will deliver approximately 44 freighters in 2023, with the B737-800SF again accounting for most deliveries. AEI?s other active freighter programs continue to produce steady numbers. The company estimates it will deliver four B737-400SFs, four CRJ-200 SFs and four MD-80SF series freighters in 2023.
?We are very pleased with the strong number of orders for our B737-800SF freighter conversion,? said Robert T. Convey, AEI senior vice president of sales and marketing. ?Given the current uncertainty in the economic environment, we do however expect the annual pace of freighter deliveries to settle a bit after 2023.?