Tampa, Fla. (June XX, 2016) – Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with European-based aviation asset management company, Vallair, for a B737-400 passenger-to-freighter conversion. The agreement marks the first PEMCO-converted aircraft for Vallair.
“We chose PEMCO based on their quality of work, countless years of experience, and solid on-time record,” said Gregoire Lebigot, VALLAIR Chief Executive Officer.
The aircraft will be inducted this month in Jinan Shandong, China, where the conversion will be accomplished by PEMCO’s partner, STAECO. The PEMCO-converted aircraft is scheduled for redelivery in September.
“We’re honored to be Vallair’s freighter conversion partner,” said Mike Andrews, PEMCO Director of Cargo Programs. He added, “We look forward to contributing to their mantra ‘end of service, does not mean end of life’.”
The B737-400 PEMCO-converted aircraft features 11 pallet positions, up to 48,000 pounds of payload, and 4,600 cubic feet of total volume. 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, superior operating functions, on-time turnaround, and a track record of 2 million hours of safe, reliable operation. PEMCO B737 freighter conversions are the world’s only designed, certified and supported conversions that use data obtained through an exclusive Boeing Data licensing agreement to ensure maximum performance and reliability.
VALLAIR, a Franco-Luxembourgish aviation group is an important player in the aviation asset management business. The company was created in 2003, with its Sales and Administration Offices in Luxembourg, Operational facilities, including Disassembly and Logistics centre in Châteauroux France and MRO and paint division on Montpellier and Toulouse, France.
As VALLAIR we are proud to offer an improved and even wider range of services:
- Trading and Leasing
- MRO & Aircraft Painting
- Cargo Conversion
Vallair specializes in the acquisition of end of life A320, B737 and ATR aircraft. To date, the company has acquired more than 25 A320s’, 20 B737s’, 4 ATRs’ and 40 CFM56-3/-5 and V2500 Power plants. Vallair provides solutions for aircraft and engine trading and leasing, spare parts sales and inventory management, cargo conversions and commercial aircraft disassembly and recycling. In addition, the company has state of the art composite repair facilities for nacelles, thrust reversers and flight controls (MRO). For more information, please visit vallair.aero.
About PEMCO World Air Services
With five decades of proven maintenance and engineered services to commercial air carriers worldwide, PEMCO is an undisputed world leader in passenger-to-freighter conversions with 60-plus customers in over 25 countries, an unequalled 130-plus B737-300/400s in service, and over 2 million hours of safe reliable operations. PEMCO is headquartered in Tampa, Florida with partner operations in Asia, Latin America, and Canada. For more information, please visit www.pemcoair.com or call +1-813-322-9600.
David Gray, Marketing Manager
Pemco World Air Services
813.322.9600 x 9507