FedEx Express orders 4 Boeing 767 freighters
Dec 21, 2012 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --
US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) and US package shipper FedEx Corp's FedEx Express subsidiary said they have inked an order for four 767 Freighters. The order is part of FedEx's initiative to modernize its fleet, the shipper said.
FedEx said that the addition of the 767 Freighters will enable it to replace its less efficient medium widebody cargo airplanes with freighters that provide fuel, maintenance and other cost savings.
The freighters also increase efficiency by sharing spare parts, tooling and flight simulators with the Boeing 757s that are part of the FedEx air fleet.
Boeing said that its 767 freighter is based on the 767-300ER (extended range) passenger airplane. Able to carry approximately 58 tons (52.7 tons) of revenue cargo with intercontinental range, the 767-300 Freighter is ideal for developing new long-haul, regional or feeder markets.
For more information visit http://www.boeing.com/commercial/767family/300f/index.html.
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