Miami-based Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) hopes to gain an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for an MD-80 passenger-to-freighter conversion in late March or April after supply chain issues made an expected year-end approval impossible. David McDonald, AEI’s VP operations, says there was a delay in a crucial 9G cargo barrier material that was scheduled for delivery in September. The material is now expected to arrive in the first week of January. In August, VP marketing and ...


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