Pemco delivers world's first B737-700 FlexCombi to Texel Air
BAHRAIN's cargo airline Texel Air has taken delivery of the world's first Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi from conversion firm Pemco
BAHRAIN's cargo airline Texel Air has taken delivery of the world's first Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi from conversion firm Pemco.
The aircraft has the ability to be configured in seven different ways for multiple purposes, with changes made in a 48-hour time frame.
The Chisholm Enterprises-owned non-scheduled airline and MRO firm said this would allow to switch between 'humanitarian, government, express integrator and commercial flights from major airports to smaller remote runways' without compromising cargo volumes.
In addition to cargo, the aircraft is able to carry 24 people as well as offering the option for medical evacuation flights using two speciality medical beds installed on the aircraft. The aircraft is able to load both civil (PAG) and (463L) pallets.
'We have grown from an organic start-up airline to a leading innovator in niche cargo operations serving the Middle East, North Africa and global markets,' said Chisholm Enterprises CEO George Chisholm.
'From Bahrain, a growing regional hub for aviation and logistics, we will operate this versatile aircraft that provides unmatched levels of flexibility.'
Initially the aircraft will offer three configurations, two capable of taking passengers and a third, full freighter option with a 20 tonne capacity, reports London's Air Cargo News.