KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIAThe Canadian maintenance and engineering company KF Aerospace delivered its first Boeing 737-800SF to Quebec-based charter airline, Chrono Aviation. It marks KF’s first commercial lease of a B737-800 series freighter aircraft.

KF Aerospace purchased the aircraft in 2021 and performed a full Passenger to Freighter Conversion program 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.

It is the first B737-800 cargo door to be installed on a Canadian-registered aircraft using the AEI Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). KF Aerospace initiated the Transport Canada familiarization for this STC, as part of the project.

It’s an exciting turnkey project for the KF team. 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,” KF Aerospace Business Development Manager, Bryan Akerstream said.

“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,” Akerstream added.

KF delivered the aircraft to Chrono Aviation on Feb. 10. Chrono Aviation is a charter airline providing passenger, cargo, and combi services in North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.