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2011 FedEx Airshow schedule (archived)

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

FedEx moves big things…and the Chilean miners' rescue Fenix Capsule is BIG!

Capsule being lowered into the Nelson Crate.jpg How do you move an 800-pound, 14-foot long capsule around the world? Very carefully, that’s how. That was the challenge that FedEx was presented when it was selected as the Official Carrier of the Fénix capsule used to rescue miners trapped in the San Jose mine in Chile last year as it toured from the U.S. to Canada and Germany.

FedEx transports big things all the time, so we knew from the start it that we could do it. But we were carrying an item (if you can call something that big an item) that is a source of national pride for Chile - and we wanted to give it the best ride possible.