September 1, 2015

FedEx Looks to Fleet Renewal, Avionics Modernization

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Cargo airline FedEx Express, which operates the world’s fourth largest fleet, has its eyes on major fleet modernization initiatives to introduce newer, more operationally efficient aircraft into the fleet. Earlier this summer, the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline announced the purchase of 50 Boeing 767-300F aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2023 to the tune of nearly $10 billion at list prices — the largest order for the 767 to date. The purchase...

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