Longhao receives Boeing 737-400F from Vallair

Longhao receives Boeing 737-400F from Vallair
Published: 3 December 2018 - 8 a.m.
By: Alexander Pieri

Aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO organisation, Vallair, has successfully delivered their first Boeing 737-400F to the Guangdong Longhao Aviation Group of China.

Previously operated by the Japan Transocean Airlines, the aircraft was converted at Gameco in Guangzhou under a Pemco STC.

The aircraft is Guangdong Longhao Aviation Group’s addition in its fleet of five 737-300F aircraft, which are primarily deployed for air cargo operations.

Norbert Marx, CEO of Gameco stated “Since entering our co-operation with Pemco, Vallair is our first customer for cargo conversion under the Pemco STC in Guangzhou. Our technical team has worked closely with Vallair’s cargo conversion specialists to ensure that Longhao has the optimum aircraft for their needs.

“Our chosen provider partnership with Vallair in the Asia region establishes a strong commitment to timely completion of the highest standard and the whole team of engineers and technicians at Gameco is extremely proud to deliver this great aircraft.”

Operating out of Guangzhou Airport, Longhao Airlines is a Chinese cargo carrier with a registered capital of $61.6m. Delivering freighter services to domestic and international sectors in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, the carrier was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration in 2016. To date, the carrier maintains nine cargo routes.

Peter Koster, head of Cargo Conversions at Vallair, shared: “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. 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.”

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