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2011 FedEx Airshow schedule (archived)

2011 FedEx Airshow Schedule: 2/5 Southernmost Openhouse & Aviation Review Key West, FL

FedEx 2011 Airshows

Our Airshow program reflects the pride FedEx people feel in our pioneering -- and continuing -- leadership in the shipping industry. It also serves as our salute to the intrepid men and women, military and civilian, who have taken to the skies over the past century to open a new frontier for the world. ***Click here for some great photos of the 2011 airshows***

Flying Higher While Going Lower

How is FedEx doing on the goal to lower emissions from its aircraft?

Read and discover.

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...

Business Unusual: Flight Planning and the Iceland Volcano Eruption

Paul Tronsor, Managing Director, Global Operations Control for FedEx Express Wednesday April 14 started out as a normal day. I dialed into the regular early morning conference call within FedEx Global Operations Command in Memphis. For some weeks we’d been monitoring the rumblings of the Icelandic volcano. (And no, I can’t pronounce its true name, either.) It posed no threat to our flight operations.