Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) has redelivered its first Boeing 737-300 passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft to the Longhao Aviation Group.
The Guangzhou-based group has two more PEMCO-converted 737-300 aircraft in process with options for additional conversions to meet its expansion.
Longhao Aviation Group president, Zhao Jiguang says: “We are delighted to see the first aircraft finish conversion and after various testing, the aircraft performance has proved to succeed our demand for freight/cargo transportation.”
PEMCO director of conversion programs, Mike Andrew says: “We look forward to assisting Longhao’s rapid expansion into the air cargo business.This first aircraft is the start of many great endeavors for Longhao and its customers.”
PEMCO-converted aircraft make up 70 per cent of China-based 737-300 and 737-400 fleets in service. The company has redelivered over 50 300 and 400 converted aircraft to Chinese operators since 2006, including the first 737-300 aircraft in China.
The 737-300 PEMCO-converted aircraft features nine pallet positions, up to 43,100 pounds of payload, 4,600 cubic feet of total volume, and a max range exceeding 2,000 miles.