Aviation maintenance and engineering company PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG), has launched its Passenger-to-FlexCombi and Passenger-to-Freighter conversion programs for the Boeing Next Generation 737-700 aircraft, the company said.
The programs will be marketed as B737-700FC (FlexCombi) and B737-700F (Freighter).
The launch customer for the PEMCO B737-700FC is Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, a provider of aviation and business solutions in the Middle East. Its subsidiary Texel Air, a non-scheduled cargo airline, will operate the B737-700FC from Bahrain International Airport.
PEMCO will induct the first aircraft for B737-700FC modification at PEMCO´s facilities in Tampa, Fla., during the second quarter of 2017. The PEMCO B737-700FC offers three configurations. The B737-700F PEMCO-converted aircraft features nine pallet positions, up to 45,000 pounds of payload, and 3,844 cubic feet of total volume.
PEMCO World Air Services, an Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) company, serves customers from airlines to private operators. It has developed over 70 STCs, modified over 350 aircraft, and has conversion partnerships in China, Costa Rica, and Canada.
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.
ATSG is a provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. Through its principal subsidiaries, the company provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services, and airport ground services.