AAR is modifying two Boeing 737-400s for the Colombian air force (FAC), which the company expects will generate about $31 million in the second half of its current fiscal year.
"We presented the modified 737-400 platform bundled with AAR's maintenance and logistics support as the most efficient means to satisfy the FAC's air transport, cargo and personnel movement requirements," says Donald Wetekam, the company's business development vice-president. "The programme is based on a successful procurement and conversion programme we originally developed for the US government and we are looking forward to implementing this cost-effective, custom solution for the Colombian air force."
AAR says it will perform inspections and maintenance checks on the two 737s at its aircraft services business in Miami, Florida. One is being converted from a passenger configuration into a combination passenger/freighter while the second will be modified into a freighter-only configuration. AAR is working with Pemco to perform the modifications.