PEMCO Redelivers Third B737 Freighter to Kahala Aviation and Looks to Start 2016 Hot

PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) has announced the redelivery of a B737-300F aircraft to Ireland-based Kahala Aviation. The freighter, converted at PEMCO’s headquarters in Tampa, Fla., has now entered service. This conversion marks PEMCO’s third redelivery of a B737-300 to Kahala since 2008. A fourth aircraft is scheduled for redelivery during Q4 of 2015.
“PEMCO is pleased to continue the rewarding relationship it has with Kahala Aviation,” said PEMCO’s director of Cargo Conversions, Mike Andrews. “We look forward to providing this successful and versatile company with reliable, state-of-the art cargo offerings.”
PEMCO’s latest 737-300F redelivery for Kahala Aviation provides nine pallet positions, up to 43,100 pounds of payload and 4,600 cubic feet of total volume.
“We are thrilled to be working with PEMCO they are truly an outstanding, world-class air services company for our B737-300 freighter requirements,” said Brad Smith managing director of Kahala Aviation.
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 two million hours of safe, reliable operation.
Aviation Maintenance has learned that PEMCO MRO facility located in Tampa has already inked two substantial agreements for 2016. One of the agreements is with a major legacy carrier for interior mod. The other agreement is for heavy maintenance with a low cost carrier. Both of these agreements encompass multiple lines at both hangars with heavy schedules for the term of the agreement.
Frontier Airlines recently presented PEMCO with its prestigious Tech Ops Business Partner Excellence Award for PEMCO’s role in ensuring successful seat configuration program, supporting new aircraft induction, and responsiveness in operational needs.
PEMCO operates two hangars in Tampa International Airport (KTPA) where it performs heavy maintenance and freighter conversion of B737 classics. PEMCO also has partnerships for freighter conversions in Costa Rica, Canada, and China.

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