posts tagged with 777

Meet the new FedEx Efficient Containers. Lighter design. Less fuel.

ES_APE_ramp-sq.jpg Taking weight off a jet isn’t a new idea. It’s a problem aviators have tried to solve since the early pages of aviation history. Extra weight equals extra fuel. When you find the right balance, you can fly farther, use less fuel and reduce emissions. But it’s how you take the weight off that gets interesting.

Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic using a plane covered in lightweight linen. Today, this same mindset is inspiring a whole new generation of innovations and I’m happy to say much safer than some of those early ideas.

One of our newest EarthSmart Innovations, the FedEx Efficient Container, takes this mindset to heart...

FedEx Express Establishes Default Temperature Settings on the B777F

PictureB777F-b.jpg ...FedEx Express has implemented procedures to maintain temperatures on board its new B777 aircraft remain within the CRT range during flights.

Extensive research studies were conducted by FedEx to determine the appropriate default temperature settings, so now cold chain shippers can plan accordingly with a great degree of confidence regarding what the temperature ranges will be in flight...

NBC Show Highlights the Stories That Make FedEx Great

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I recently had the pleasure of helping to host NBC’s Brian Williams at the FedEx World Hub in Memphis.  Brian was in town to film a profile of FedEx and our founder Fred Smith for his new show, Rock Center with Brian Williams which aired Wednesday night.  We gave him the full FedEx Express immersion that night including a jump seat ride in one of our newest B777’s from Newark to Memphis with Captain Paul Cassel, an opportunity to stand on the tarmac while some of our 145 planes landing that night taxied in the distance, a look into the package sorting at the Matrix and the SPSS (w

Taking innovation to new heights with the FedEx Boeing 777

tab2_featureImg.jpg ...Efficient design. We’re constantly working to reduce our carbon footprint, and the Boeing 777 Freighter supports our commitment to the environment with:
· 24 percent better fuel economy per pound of revenue payload than the 747-400.
· 18 percent fewer emissions than the MD-11 (McDonnell Douglas).
· Advanced noise reductions on landings and takeoffs.


Top performance. It’s the longest-range twin-engine freighter in the world, with a flight range of about 6,675 land miles — or nearly three times the distance between the east and west U.S. coasts. That means fewer stops and shorter cargo delivery times for businesses looking to reach their trade partners and customers faster. Plus, the Boeing 777 Freighter’s payload capacity of 112 tons — or 102 metric tons — lets us fly more freight farther than ever before...

Our World in the Age of the Aerotropolis

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Note: Dr. John Kasarda is the Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina.