July 08, 2016: Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) signs an agreement with Longhao Aviation Group, Guangzhou-based, for a B737-300 passenger-to-freighter conversion. The aircraft will be inducted in July and is scheduled for redelivery in October.
The conversion will be performed by STAECO in Jinan Shandong, China, one of PEMCO’s three conversion partners throughout the world.
“We look forward to providing new freighters and contributing to the company’s continued growth,” shared Mike Andrews, director of Conversion Programmes, PEMCO.
The B737-300 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.
The Longhao Aviation Group is a subsidiary of the Longhao Group, which is primarily focused on the investment and construction of highways, infrastructure and public works; diversified business in technical consulting; aviation business; smarty city, new energy and environmental engineering; and media and culture.
Since 2006, PEMCO has redelivered over 50 Boeing 737-300 and -400 freighter modification projects to Chinese operators.