posts tagged with Boeing

Welcoming the 767 to Our Fleet

Like the old saying goes, nothing is constant in life except change, and we’re on the verge of a big one as we count down the minutes to the delivery of FedEx’s first Boeing 767. Personally, it has been very exciting for me to be a part of the process all the way from what started as a single mission several years ago: the evaluation of a domestic widebody replacement aircraft. Evaluating the different alternatives and observing the competition between different types led to the selection of the 767 in fall 2011. Then the long process of the purchase agreement, the excitement of seeing the building process begin---- it all culminates now in the first delivery on Sept. 4.

Saying goodbye to the 727 aircraft

Boeing-FedEx-727-intro.jpg For 35 years, Boeing 727 aircraft were a reliable workhorse for the world’s largest express transportation company. Now, the venerable 727 narrow-body freighter closes an enduring chapter in aviation history as FedEx becomes the last major carrier to retire the aircraft from service. The retirement is part of our aircraft modernization strategy.

FedEx team member Al Hill was selected to jumpseat on the final revenue flight of a FedEx 727, on a route from Indianapolis to Memphis, and he shared some of his thoughts with us:

...People have often asked me about my "dream aircraft", and I always say it is the 727, because of its stature. Because of it, we accomplished so much. It really put Federal Express out there. I have some emotions that I didn’t think I would see the day when we wouldn’t fly them anymore...

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...

Cold Chain for Beginners

laot-blog-image.jpg Cold Chain is a term used to characterize temperature-controlled storage, distribution and transportation. The term can be misleading since it does not refer to “cold” temperatures in particular. Products that are sensitive to temperature variations, whether they be perishables such as fruits and vegetables or more sophisticated drugs and medical devices, are included in the term “cold chain”. However, cold chain is often more narrowly used in reference to temperature and time-sensitive high value healthcare products...

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...