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.
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.”