Everts Air Alaska (5V, Fairbanks Int'l) has ordered two McDonnell Douglas freighter conversions from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI). In an announcement earlier this week, AEI said the aircraft would be placed with Everts Air Cargo (5V, Fairbanks Int'l) once completed.

The first MD-83 (msn 53471) will commence modification on April 4, 2018, and will be re-delivered at the beginning of August 2018. Immediately thereafter, the second MD-83 (msn TBD) will undergo modification ahead of redelivery to Everts in December 2018.

Everts will use the AEI MD-83SF freighters to replace and augment their existing fleet of DC-9-30(F)s of which it operates four. It also operates one MD-82(SF) and two MD-83(SF)s as well as one B727-200(F) and two E120RT(F)s among other types.