Aeronaves TSM (VTM, Saltillo) has signed a contract with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) for the freighter conversion of two more MD-83s.

In a statement, AEI said the first of the aircraft, msn 53288 would commence modification this month in time for re-delivery to TSM in September 2017. The second aircraft, msn 53289, will commence modification on June 26 and will be re-delivered to TSM in October 2017.

The Mexican freight specialist is the largest overall operator of AEI’s MD-80SF series converted freighters. Including this order, TSM will operate a total of seven AEI MD-80SF series freighters.

According to the ch-aviation fleet database, Aeronaves' freighter fleet entails one DC-9-15(F), six DC-9-30(F)s, and five MD-83(SF)s. A maiden pair of CRJ200(F)s are also expected later this year.