PEMCO flexes its combi muscles

PEMCO World Air Services passed a milestone yesterday in the development of its 737-700 Passenger-to-FlexCombi conversion program. Donning protective eyewear, John Chisholm, owner of Bahrain-based launch customer Chisholm Enterprises, made the final cuts in the skin of unit 30293, an ex-Yakutia 737-700 that will, following certification and redelivery, be operated by Chisholm subsidiary Texel Air. […]
  • David Harris
  • October 20, 2017

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passenger fleet, and is having converted […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 6, 2017


这架原隶属于中国南方航空的飞机,由PEMCO在济南的太古机库进行了改造。这是圆通航空的第二架交由PEMCO进行改造的波音737-300F,也是2017年2月与PEMCO签署的3架客机转货机改造的一部分。第二和第三架飞机均原隶属于中国南方航空,都已指定将在济南的太古机库进行改造,预计将于2017年的底前完成交付。 未来,圆通航空预计将不再订购波音737系列的该经典机型。作为替代,圆通航空将开始签收之前曾向波音订购的15架波音737-800BCF系列的机型。这些飞机预计将于2018年起,逐步到位。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 6, 2017

GAMECO is PEMCO’s third conversion center in China

One way to measure the demand for passenger-to-freighter conversions is through the partnerships formed by the conversion houses with MRO facilities. Most conversion houses have a facility of their own, but also have agreements with one or more MROs, allowing them to do more conversions than they could on their own, or meet requests by […]
  • David Harris
  • July 6, 2017

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

Following yesterday’s announcement of a four-unit 737-800BCF lease order from the West Atlantic Group, GECAS today said it planned to more than double its orders for 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, adding thirty more to the twenty-five it has already ordered from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) and Boeing. We’ll start with some history: GECAS was the launch […]
  • David Harris
  • June 21, 2017

ATSG forecasts “solid growth into the next decade”

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported first-quarter net income up 21.5% y-o-y to $10.0 million as net revenue jumped 34.1% to $238 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 15.6% to $17.7 million. Adjusting for the impact of non-cash expenses related to warrants associated with ATSG’s agreement with Amazon, net earnings were up 33% […]
  • David Harris
  • May 4, 2017

PEMCO launches 737-700 conversion programs, books launch order

SHANGHAI – At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai today, PEMCO World Air Services formally launched passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi programs for Boeing’s 737-700. PEMCO, which was recently acquired by Air Transport Services Group, also announced a launch order from Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, parent of charter operator Texel Air, for the combi variant. Given the […]
  • David Harris
  • April 26, 2017

China’s newest all-cargo carrier takes to the skies

Early this morning, Guangzhou-based all-cargo start-up, Longhao Airlines put its first 737-300F into revenue service on a flight between Jiangsu Nantong Xindong Airport (NTG) and Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN). The carrier, which has already inked a deal to carry cargo on behalf of Shenzhen-based SF Express Airlines, has ambitious plans to put five freighters into […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 29, 2017
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