Pemco moves into B767 conversions

PEMCO is expanding its conversion services to B767s and expects to deliver its first aircraft by 2010.

Wake Smith, president and chief executive officer, Pemco World Air Services, said: “The timing is right for us to proceed with the 767 cargo conversion programme, and the indications are that the marketplace is receptive to our design solution and value equation.

“Key to Pemco’s 767 strategy is the acquisition of Wagner Aeronautical, which has been developing its 767 design for a year and has filed its program application with the FAA last summer. Pemco will now proceed with the Wagner program and expects to deliver its first converted 767 in the third quarter of 2010.”

The 767 will be the 21st cargo conversion programme in Pemco’s history.

Pemco has also acquired Wagner Aeronautical, a conversion engineering firm based in California. Pemco Conversions Division president Kevin Casey, (above) said: ”The addition of Bill Wagner and his proven conversion design team is a significant advantage in the development of what we believe will be one of the best medium-body freighters ever built, a B767 converted freighter with best-in-class capabilities at industry-leading economics.”

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