ACFFAA, the Peruvian Armed Forces Purchasing Agency, has awarded a $10.4 million contract to Aviation Global Group in Doral, FL, for the supply of a used Boeing 737-400F for the Peruvian Air Force.

The aircraft – alongside a 737-300 scheduled for delivery by D&S Aviation (Fort Lauderdale, FL) at the end of November – will substantially increase the operational capabilities of Grupo Aéreo No. 8 at the General Armando Revoredo Iglesias Base, located at Lima/Jorge Chávez International Airport. The unit’s fleet currently comprises a Boeing 737-200, a 737-528 which serves as the presidential aircraft, and three Antonov An-32Bs, a Learjet 45XR, two Lockheed L-100-20 HERCULES and four Leonardo C-27J SPARTANs.

The 737-400F features a side door, will accept containers and pallets of a variety of sizes and configurations and has a payload capacity of 21,000kg. Manufactured in 1992, it has had a varied service history with Royal Air Maroc, Atlas Blue and, most recently AerCaribe. It was converted to the -400F freighter configuration in 2013 by PEMCO at its facilities in Jinan, China.

Santiago Rivas and Florencia Lucero Heguy in Buenos Aires for MON

The new Boeing will add significant capability to the Peruvian Air Force’s transport and special duties unit. (Photo via authors)

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