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Wed, 4 January 2017

Bombardier Delivers First CRJ200 Special Freighter

Bombardier has delivered the first CRJ200 Special Freighter (CRJ200SF) aircraft to launch operator Gulf & Caribbean Cargo, dba IFL Group (IFL Group) of Waterford, Michigan.

The CRJ100SF/CRJ200SF jets are converted from the passenger version of the aircraft by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) of Miami, a Bombardier-licensed Third Party Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) provider.

Bombardier CRJ200 Special Freighter (CRJ200SF)

The freighter design includes a large 94 in. x 77 in. (238.7 cm x 195.6 cm) cargo door, hold up to 14,840 lbs. (6,731 kg) of payload on the main deck and offer eight 61.5 X 88 pallet positions for containerization.

CRJ100 and 200 jets are the assets upon which regional airlines have built their existence, however they are gradually being replaced in favor of larger aircraft and are finding homes in secondary markets with modifications such as AEIs freighter conversions, said David Speirs, Vice President, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. The CRJ100 and 200 operator base has grown by about 120 per cent over the past eight or nine years, a strong indication of the aircrafts continuing strength, versatility and appeal.

Robert Convey, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers, added, To date, we have received commitments for 45 aircraft conversions from a variety of operators and we fully expect to convert over 100 aircraft over the life of the program. I believe that most CRJ100SF, CRJ200SF aircraft will be operated on longer-range regional services with thin demand that require the speed of a jet but cant support larger narrow-body freighters. 

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