Freight FedEx Express orders 24 Boeing freighters
FedEx Express has announced a new order for 12 Boeing 767 Freighter and 12 B777 Freighter for its global logistics network.
The new airplanes, valued at $6.6 billion at list prices.
"We are taking another positive step in our fleet modernization program as we add more efficient, lower emission aircraft to our global fleet," said David L. Cunningham, President and CEO of FedEx Express. "The Boeing 767 and 777 Freighters have brought greater efficiency and reliability to our air operations. The 777, with its tremendous range characteristics, has allowed us to provide faster transit times around the globe. We are excited to add more of these aircraft to our fleet."
FedEx Express already operates a fleet of 56 B767F and 34 B777F in its fleet. Including the new order, FedEx Express is waiting for 56 additional B767 and 15 Boeing 777F. Deliveries are scheduled until 2023. The new aircraft will replace older Airbus A300-600F, A310-300 and MD-10 aircraft.
The 767 Freighter, based on the 767-300ER passenger jet, can carry approximately 58 tons (52.7 tonnes) of cargo with intercontinental range, making it a flexible platform for serving long-haul, regional or feeder markets.
The 777 Freighter can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg). FedEx uses the large twin-engine freighter to connect its hub in Memphis, Tennessee with several destinations in Asia.
FedEx operates a heterogeneous global fleet of over 500 aircraft, including over 200 smaller Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster and over 100 Boeing 757-200F.
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