Air Incheon awards B737-400 passenger-to-freighter conversion contract to PEMCO

PEMCO World Air Services has announced an agreement with South Korea-based Air Incheon for the passenger-to-freighter (P-to-F) conversion of one B737-400 aircraft, the company said.

Air Incheon, currently operating one PEMCO-converted B737-400, will take redelivery of its latest aircraft in Q3 2017.

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.

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 a 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, Florida 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.