Industry Leading PEMCO Redelivers 5th Aircraft to SF Express
TAMPA, Fla. (June 3, 2013) — The conversion partner of choice in China, PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO), has announced the completion of a major aircraft conversion project with Shenzhen-based SF Express, a company renowned throughout the People’s Republic of China as a major driver of the Chinese economy. The project, of which four aircraft have already been redelivered and are operating superbly, is wrapping up this month as SF Airlines takes delivery and begins operating its fifth PEMCO 737-300/400 freighter.
The 737-300F aircraft are nine position freighters with the ability to carry 21 tons of freight with a max range exceeding 2,000 miles, while the three 737-400F aircraft are 11 position freighters capable of hauling 4,600 ft³ of main deck cargo (6000 ft³ total) weighing up to 24 tons, and flying well over 2,000 miles.
PEMCO B737 freighter conversions are designed, certified and supported using data obtained through a Boeing Data licensing agreement to ensure maximum performance and reliability. These 737 freighters are helping SF Airlines satisfy SF Express’ ever-increasing express freight lift requirements driven by its meteoric rise as a preeminent express carrier in China. According to the carrier, the reliability and operating economics of the PEMCO 737 freighters in SF’s regional network have exceeded SF’s expectations and enabled SF Express to expand its network profitably and effectively.
“The success of these freighters in SF’s network is extremely gratifying and we are thrilled to contribute even in a small way to SF’s massive growth and superlative service.” stated PEMCO President, Kevin Casey. “We are honored to be the exclusive choice for a freight industry leader such as SF Express, and look forward to continuing to deliver the best quality aircraft to their rapidly growing fleet.”
About PEMCO World Air Services
With five decades of tested and proven aircraft support, PEMCO is a major provider of aircraft maintenance and engineered services to commercial air carriers in North America. PEMCO has become an undisputed world leader in passenger-to-freighter conversions (second only to Boeing). PEMCO is headquartered in Tampa, Florida with partner operations in Asia. For more information, please visit www.pemcoair.com or call +1-813-322-9600.
About SF Express
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, SF Express (Group) Co., Ltd. (S.F. Express) has been providing domestic and international express delivery solutions to a wide array of customers since 1993. Committed to improving service quality and to satisfying market demands, it has built an extensive business unit covering research and development, logistics, pickup & delivery network, etc. which spans mainland China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). At the same time, its international network has been actively expanding to service Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and the United States. SF Express is dedicated to continually improving the end-to-end express delivery procedures that span monitoring, tracking, enquiry, and resource allocation, to ensure its continuous improvement not only in service quality and customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit www.sf-express.com.
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