TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO), the global leader in Boeing 737 passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions, has announced an agreement with South Korea-based Air Incheon for the P-to-F conversion of one B737-400 aircraft (MSN 25857). Air Incheon, which is currently operating one PEMCO-converted B737-400 (MSN 25190), will take redelivery of its latest aircraft in Q3 2017.
“We chose PEMCO to expand our fleet based on our experience with its B737-400 aircraft conversions,” shared YK Park, president and founder of Air Incheon. “We are pleased with the performance and recognize the quality, reliability, and value it brings to our company.”
Mike Andrews, PEMCO’s director of conversion programs, said “We’re honored that Air Incheon again chose us for its fleet expansion program. We look forward to supporting Air Incheon’s mission to become a leader in regional air cargo transport.”
Air Incheon’s B737-400 PEMCO-converted aircraft features a custom cargo loading system, up to 48,000 pounds of payload, and 4,600 cubic feet of total volume under PEMCO’s supplemental type certificate. 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. PEMCO’s 60-plus customers select the company’s passenger-to-freighter conversion for its superior cargo door and system, operating functions, on-time turnaround, and a track record of 2 million hours of safe, reliable operation.
Air Incheon, the first all-cargo airline in Korea, specializes in perishables, machinery, and dangerous goods. The company is highly focused on serving the Russia Far East market, in addition to local routes to Japan, China, and Mongolia.
About PEMCO World Air Services, Inc.
PEMCO World Air Services, an Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) company, serves customers from airlines to private operators. Having developed over 70 STCs and modified over 350 aircraft and with conversion partnerships in China, Costa Rica and Canada, PEMCO’s cargo conversion program is the global leader in narrow-body passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions. PEMCO and AMES, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ: ATSG), offer 320,000 sq. ft. of hangar space in Tampa, Fla. and 315,000 sq. ft. of hangar space in Wilmington, Ohio. Together, they provide a range of services to the aviation sector including heavy maintenance, line maintenance, cargo conversions, engineering services, material sales and manufacturing. Combining the maintenance experience as an Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services company with industry-leading conversion capacity, PEMCO World Air Services is a leading provider of services for Boeing and Airbus fleets. For more information, please visit PEMCOAIR.com or AIRBORNEMX.com.