Tag: FedEx

FedEx Debuts Containerized 767 Crew Rest

Reading Time: 1 minute FedEx Express has put its first containerized crew rest developed for its Boeing 767-300ERs into service, the company said. The first unit is flying on the carrier’s route connecting its Memphis hub and Brazil’s Viracopos International Airport, said Leo Warmuth, the carrier’s managing director–aircraft engineering and technical planning. Each container can accommodate two crewmembers and […]

FedEx to Buy Up to 50 Planes from ATR to Upgrade Feeder Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute FedEx Express has placed a firm order for 30 new ATR freighter turboprops, with options for a further 20 aircraft. The global transport company has ordered the ATR 72-600F that will be delivered from the factory in a freighter configuration featuring a windowless fuselage, a forward large cargo door and a rear upper hinged cargo […]

New Airborne Technologies Promise to Better Link Planes & Satellites

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hawaiian Airlines and FedEx Corp. are trying novel airborne technologies that promise to cut the cost, reduce the weight and exponentially increase the capacity of communication systems connecting aircraft with satellites. But the moves also raise cybersecurity issues, because experts say such links eventually could blur longstanding distinctions between the way information is sent to […]

FedEx to Buy 6 Boeing 767 Freighters Valued at $1.2 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute FedEx is buying six Boeing 767 freighters valued at $1.2 billion as the world’s biggest cargo airline continues to modernize its fleet. The six aircraft are scheduled for delivery in fiscal 2019 and 2020, according to a FedEx spokesman. They were among the options included in a 50-jet order that FedEx placed almost a year […]

Boeing 727 Classroom Opens on Sun ‘n Fun Campus

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Boeing 727-200 that was donated by FedEx to the Sun ‘n Fun campus in 2013 is now up and running. Named the Piedmont Aerospace Experience, the airplane has been turned into a fully functional classroom that provides a unique educational experience to students at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, a public high school located on the […]

Amazon To Create Own Air Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon.com Inc has said it has signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 widebody freighter aircraft to handle more of its own deliveries in the United States. The deal comes at a time when the world’s biggest online retailer is offering ever-faster, and increasingly free, deliveries for millions of online orders. Amazon, which relies […]

Approved FedEx Takeover of TNT Express in Brazil

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazil’s Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica Unconditionally Approves FedEx Intended Acquisition of TNT Express FedEx Acquisition B.V. (the Offeror) and TNT Express (TNT Express) jointly announce that they have obtained the unconditional approval from the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) in connection with the Offer. “We are very pleased with the unconditional approval from […]