PEMCO Holds Ceremony for B737-700 Conversion Program
PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) recently held a ceremony to mark the cutting of a cargo-door opening in a passenger airframe for the conversion of its first Boeing Next Generation 737-700 Passenger-to-FlexCombi aircraft.
“To reach this moment in the development of the B737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversion program solidifies our presence as a global leader in the B737 aircraft conversion marketplace,” said PEMCO Director of Conversion Programs Mike Andrews. “We are pleased with the performance of our Tampa cargo conversion team and continue to move forward developing innovative products that meet increasing customer demand for B737 conversions.”
The event is a major milestone for Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, which is the customer for this aircraft. Its subsidiary Texel Air, a non-scheduled cargo airline, will operate the B737-700 FlexCombi from Bahrain International Airport. The FlexCombi design provides separate main-deck compartments for passengers and cargo.
Those in attendance for the ceremony witnessed the final cuts of the door completed by John Chisholm, Owner of Chisholm Enterprises. “Today we have witnessed an important milestone in the development of the Flex-Combi. We look forward to certification of the aircraft next year.” said Mr. Chisholm.