PEMCO secures agreement with Vallair for B737-400 Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 16, 2016 14:11

PEMCO secures agreement with Vallair for B737-400 Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion

Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with European-based aviation asset management company, Vallair, for a B737-400 passenger-to-freighter conversion. The agreement marks the first PEMCO-converted aircraft for Vallair.
“We chose PEMCO based on their quality of work, countless years of experience, and solid on-time record,” said Gregoire Lebigot, Vallair Chief Executive Officer.
The aircraft will be inducted this month in Jinan Shandong, China, where the conversion will be accomplished by PEMCO’s partner, STAECO. The PEMCO-converted aircraft is scheduled for redelivery in September.
“We’re honored to be Vallair’s freighter conversion partner,” said Mike Andrews, PEMCO Director of Cargo Programs. He added, “We look forward to contributing to their mantra ‘end of service, does not mean end of life’.”
The B737-400 PEMCO-converted aircraft features 11 pallet positions, up to 48,000 pounds of payload, and 4,600 cubic feet of total volume. The optimized center of gravity of PEMCO’s B737-400 freighter yields the highest possible usable payload and retains maximum best-in-class fuel efficiency for unbeatable range and operating economics.
Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 16, 2016 14:11