PEMCO Redelivers First Longhao Passenger-to-Freighter Converted 737
Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) has redelivered its first B737-300 passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft to Longhao Aviation Group.
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; aviation business; smarty city and environmental engineering; and media and culture. The Guangzhou-based Longhao Aviation Group has two more PEMCO-converted B737-300 aircraft in process with options for additional conversions to meet their expansion.
“We are delighted to see the first aircraft finish conversion and after various testing, the aircraft’s performance has proved to succeed our demand for freight/cargo transportation,” said Longhao Aviation Group President Zhao Jiguang.
“We look forward to assisting Longhao’s rapid expansion into the air cargo business,” said Mike Andrews, PEMCO director of conversion programs. “This first aircraft is the start of many great endeavors for Longhao and its customers.”
PEMCO-converted aircraft make up 70% of China-based B737-300 and -400 fleets in service. The company has redelivered over 50 300 and 400 converted aircraft to Chinese operators since 2006, including the first B737-300 aircraft in China. 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.