Vallair has delivered its first Boeing 737-400 converted freighter to Longhao Airlines.
The aircraft, MSN 27916, was previously operated by Japan Transocean Airlines and was converted at Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (GAMECO) under a supplementary type certificate from Pemco World Air Services.
The aircraft is “one of a number” of 737s that Vallair has purchased for cargo conversion, and the first 737-400 to be converted at GAMECO’s facility, says the Luxembourg-based aircraft trading and leasing firm.
“Vallair takes a long-term view with regards to its Chinese portfolio. We are carefully building a fleet of Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft that will form the bedrock of our cargo conversion programme,” says Peter Koster, head of cargo conversions at Vallair.
“As these mature aircraft come to the end of their operational lease agreements we are extending the life of these assets in the most economically beneficial way through our cost-effective conversion programme.”
Longhao Airlines, launched in March 2017, is a Chinese cargo operator based at Guangzhou Baiyun International airport.
Source: Cirium Dashboard