KF Aerospace on Feb. 10 delivered a B737-800SF to Chrono Aviation for the Quebec based airline’s continuing push into cargo operations. The delivery marks KF Aerospace’s first commercial lease of a B737-800 series freighter aircraft.
KF Aerospace purchased the aircraft in 2021 and performed what it describes as a full passenger to freighter conversion at its MRO facility in Kelowna, BC. The conversion included the installation of an 11-ft wide hydraulic-powered cargo door kit supplied by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), complete with a new freight interior and cargo loading system.
KF Aerospace explains the conversion included the first B737-800 cargo door to be installed on a Canadian-registered aircraft using the AEI Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). KF Aerospace notes it initiated the Transport Canada familiarization for this STC, as part of the project.
“It showcases the multi-faceted capabilities and specialties within our organization, particularly as they relate to the successful completion of such a large and complex modification program,” said Bryan Akerstream, Business Development Manager, KF Aerospace. “We are very excited with the performance of the KF team and are well positioned to provide B737-800 freighters to our customers for many years to come.”
Chrono Aviation provides passenger, cargo and combi services in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean.