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Meet Hannah, Namesake of the First FedEx Express 767F


FedEx Express has a long tradition of naming planes after the children of employees. For more than 30 years, every trunk plane in the FedEx fleet has been named after an employee’s child via drawing and the child’s name is painted prominently on the front of each aircraft. 

Meet Hannah.

Hannah is the official namesake of the first FedEx Boeing 767F, which officially entered the FedEx fleet in September 2013.  Hannah is the daughter of Tim Mineweaser, who has been an aircraft mechanic with FedEx Express for 12 years.  He recently relocated with FedEx from Memphis, TN to Allentown, PA with his wife Melissa and two children, Hannah and Jacob.  

Hannah is 7 years old and in the second grade. She loves playing soccer and animals. She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

While living in Memphis, the Mineweaser family attended the FedEx Express 777 Family Day to welcome the new B777F into the fleet and Hannah said, “I hope that I get to name a plane one day.” Well, in September 2013, Hannah’s wish came true and a plane was named after her.

Hannah was very excited to learn that she was going to have a plane named after her. Her initial reaction of stunned silence turned into excitement once her dad showed her a picture of the plane on his phone. Once she learned that she was going to Memphis to see the plane, her excitement turned to giddiness and she was ready to pack her bags.

 “Having a plane named after your child is truly an honor for any FedEx employee,” said Tim Mineweaser.  “It is particularly exciting for us to know that FedEx’s first 767 will be named after our first born. We know that the potential and the places this new aircraft will go are as limitless as the achievements that our Hannah will accomplish.”


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Hannah, What a momentous occasion!!!!!!!!!! You and your Father will have a great shared memory in the years to come. Your Mother and family will also share your joy. Take photographs. Smile always! Cheryl H. Rothfield Sr. Customer Service Agent #220010 ORDRT Chicago Samuel Z. Rothfield Global Sales Analyst 84860 O'Hare Airport/Chicago

Congrats Hannah!!! It was nice reading your story. I have a son in the Airforce and he is studying aircraft mechanics like your father. I hope he gets a chance to work for Fedex or maybe fly a plane with his child's name on it one day.

Congratulations Hannah! From YXEA in Northern Canada.

What a beatiful name to a beatiful flight P.S: Pegasus Airlines in Turkey do have the same concept and they name their flights with their employee's children's names.

Congratulations Hannah!!What a great honor for you.Be proud of this achievement.Regards from Greece/ATH.

Congratulations Hannah from Kim at SWFCE!!!

This is such a wonderful story. Congratulations Hannah!

Congratulations Hannanh and Tim and family! We were at a FedEx function in Memphis and were thrilled to be invited to see your airplane event! Brian I both work at FedEx in Green Bay. We saw you at breakfast at the motel and said hi! Your airplane took our breath away! A heart touching experience!

Congratulations Hannah! Your plane will see the world - such a cool story to share with your friends! All the best to you and your family from Memphis!

Hannah, we all enjoyed meeting you, Jacob and your parents while you were visiting Scott Ogden's suite. Your name will be seen alll over the world for years to come. Congratulations on this honor!

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