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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

FedEx Receives First Boeing 767 Freighter

FedEx Express received its first Boeing 767-300 Freighter on Wednesday at its Memphis, Tenn., facility. 
 
 
The first 767 Freighter is part of a $742 million order placed by FedEx for four 767s in December 2012, as the air cargo carrier looks to replace its aging fleet of MD-10s. 
 
According to Boeing, the aircraft is based on the 767-300ER passenger aircraft, and has intercontinental range with the ability to carry up to 58 tons of cargo. 
 

"The 767 is approximately 30 percent more fuel efficient and has unit operating costs that are more than 20 percent lower than the aircraft they will replace.s  The net effect is an aircraft that is more affordable to operate and has lower carbon emissions because of better fuel efficiency," said James Parker, executive vice president of air operations at FedEx Express.  

 

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