May 13, 2014
Pemco & Coopesa complete first 737-400F conversions for Brazil`s Rio Cargo
PEMCO World Air Services announced the redelivery of a 737-400F (MSN 25375) for Brazil’s Rio Linhas Aéreas (Rio Cargo), the national postal service carrier of Brazil. The 11-pallet freighter was converted at PEMCO’s Costa Rican conversion operation at COOPESA. Rio Cargo is currently modernizing its fleet that recently numbered 12 Boeing 727s and two 767s to PEMCO-converted 737-400F’s. Rio Linhas Aéreas will operate their PEMCO 737-400 freighters on behalf of DHL Express, replacing five B727-200s and a B767-200F, and for Correios – the Brazilian Postal Service’s courier division – for whom Rio Cargo hauls an average of 75 tonnes of mail each day. This aircraft is the first announced freighter redelivery of several currently in the pipeline with Global Air Fleet (GAF), an international multi-functional sales and remarketing aircraft company.