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African Aviation: Allied Air Records First Acquisition of B737-800 Freighter Conversion

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Allied Air, the only International Air Transport Association (IATA) designated cargo airline in Africa has acquired a modern B737-800SF.

 

The new acquisition puts the Airline atop other cargo operators in the continent and it is also the first cargo Airline in Africa to attain the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate which it has continued to renew since 2016.

 

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, along other government officials received the newly acquired aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, recently.

 

The acquired freighter (MSN 36846) is the youngest 737-800 in the world converted to date and also Allied Air is the first airline in Africa to own and operate a B737-800SF on the continent.

 

B737-800SF Cargo Conversion consists of the installation of an 86″ x 137″ 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 eleven 88″ x 125″ AAA full height containers or pallets plus one AEP/AEH, with pallet weights up to 9,000 lbs.

 

It can accommodate eleven 88″x125″ AAA full height containers or pallets plus one AEP/AEH Up to 52,700 LB (23,904 KG) Main Deck Payload (depending on Model & Aircraft Weight Limits) Reinforced Floor structure for highest average position weights in industry 86″ x 140″ cargo door Single Vent Door System High reliability, 28VDC.

 

It has independent cargo door hydraulic system Cabin windows replaced with lightweight aluminium window plugs 9g rigid cargo/smoke barrier with sliding door Relocated DFDR for 84.5″ + ceiling height throughout cargo compartment, including last position Stretch Formed fuselage skins 5 Supernumerary Seats, a galley and full lavatory.

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