EgyptAir (MS, Cairo International) has ordered a single B737-800(SF) converted freighter from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) as it seeks to supplement its existing widebody freighter fleet with a maiden narrowbody.

The carrier will convert its own B737-800, SU-GCP (msn 35560), a 14.6-year-old jet that was retired at the end of March 2022 and is currently in storage at Cairo International. AEI said work will commence in October 2022 and will be performed at Miami International airport. It did not indicate any expected redelivery date.

"This order is part of EgyptAir's cargo and passenger fleet modernisation plan. We will continue to increase the size of our fleet and open new freighter markets in the coming years to meet the growing needs of the local market in terms of exporting goods abroad, especially crops," Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Amr Abu El-Enein said.

The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows that EgyptAir Cargo (MSX, Cairo International) currently operates three A330-200(P2F)s while EgyptAir itself operates twenty-nine B737-800s, of which it owns 21.