Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) made the first flight of the conformity aircraft in its MD-80 passenger-to-freighter conversion program in late September. A Ventura Aerospace 9G Rigid Cargo Barrier is utilized to provide flight crew safety during emergency landing. The barrier is capable of restraining up to 48,000 pounds on the main deck and is less than three inches thick. This narrow footprint allows for much more flexible supernumerary or courier configurations in front of the barrier. For more information on how our barriers provide increased function and value to freighters please see here.
To find out more about the AEI MD-80 freighter please visit the AEI website.